So you wanna play a Couch Co-Op?

I’ve been fortunate that my partner enjoys playing video games with me.  I’m a rough beginner.  When I first began I could not grasp the notion of moving the camera in sync with movement. In that, where your camera points, you go.  To this day I still struggle with managing this but with enough practice, I will soon be able to not only run but … Continue reading So you wanna play a Couch Co-Op?

Climbers: How to Diagnose your own Finger Injuries

All I did was reach, as slowly as I could, to a not so great hold.  As I grabbed it, I felt a crunch in my right middle finger.  I moved my feet and then decided to let go.  My finger felt OK but I knew something wasn’t right.  I decided to try out a less steep climb and it seemed as though I had … Continue reading Climbers: How to Diagnose your own Finger Injuries

Video games for Beginners

I sat in the movie theater and could hear everyone’s eyes roll.  It was after one of those stupid one liners that really wanted to be taken very seriously. Looking back, I cannot recall the name of the movie but I do recall the distinct feeling that I’ve been taken for a fool. I was done with Hollywood. I wanted more from my entertainment.  I … Continue reading Video games for Beginners

Purple Holds, Favorite Holds

I am a creep about gym routes.  I’m one of those people that can recognize the style of a setter and probably know what they ate for breakfast.  Occasionally, it has led me to only climb routes that a particular setter has produced.  However, there is one thing that has gotten me to climb routes set by other people or routes that were not so … Continue reading Purple Holds, Favorite Holds

Adios Food Desert

View this post on Instagram #lasvegas where the water tastes funny 🙊 A post shared by freerangedanger (@freerangedanger) on Jan 6, 2017 at 5:18pm PST   Las Vegas or possibly translated as ‘The Meadows’ in Spanish, has long been known as a reprieve from the arid and seemingly desolate Mojave Desert.  Now, a bustling resort town and more importantly a winter climbing spot, Las Vegas is … Continue reading Adios Food Desert

Round 1: Training for Climbing?

  Everyone gathers around the newly set wall. Laughing and chatting among themselves.  Oh the joy that could be had if one were to actually finish the new orange route. I want to climb the orange route… Instead, I’m mouth breathing and attempting to steady my mind from recoiling as my climbing ability slowly degrades before my eyes. Climbing, for the last 20 minutes, has … Continue reading Round 1: Training for Climbing?

The Weekend

It should be no surprise that this weekend – I will be huddled in the blue-white glow of the TV to watch the world’s best competition climbers climb with each other in Vail Colorado for the IFSC Bouldering World cup 2016.   While the men’s competition is great, I am far more excited about the women’s show down between Alex Puccio, Megan Mascarenas, and Shauna Coxsey. Wanna … Continue reading The Weekend

Running to Improve Climbing Performance

The only thing more splendid than climbing is knowing climbing made you better at more than just climbing. – Free Range Danger Using some Sense There is a debate among top trainers and coaches in the climbing industry whether running is a necessary aspect of climbing training.  Some argue that running depletes an athlete thus diminishing their climbing performance.  Others claim that running fitness harms your body’s … Continue reading Running to Improve Climbing Performance

Sexy times of Alligator mississippiensi

Two Hundred Million Years The first crocodilian was kind of lame. Spending lots of time on land, eating insects and hiding from larger predators. It wasn’t until about 144 million years ago that the alligator decided to stick to the water and become the armored death muscle you see today. Now there are 23 species of crocodilians which make up three major families: Crocodylidae, Gavialida, and … Continue reading Sexy times of Alligator mississippiensi