The iron transition is upon us. The days are getting longer the layers are coming off and yes sadly the ice is melting away, spring is upon us here in the rocky mountains. The ability to continue to elevate ones ability in the off season is essential. If October rolls around and I'm not stronger then last season then I'm really not doing my job. So as the days get warmer my commitment to get stronger moves from ice to iron. I won't lie my favorite part of going to the rock gym is digging into the weights and brining the hate on some iron. Regardless if you enjoy cross fit, gym programs like Mark Twight's gym jones www.gymjones.com or just pumping iron in your garage implementing a weight training program in the off season along with try tooling will help maintain a level of progression that will be key in making the jump next ice season. As my beloved mentor would scream at me "Never weaken!" This philosophy is elemental in growing.
Change is in the air, not just from winter to spring but I'm proud to announce that I am now sponsored as an ice climber by Trango. Trango makes outstanding climbing gear and I'm humbled and honored to represent them. If you're looking for some new tools check out the Raptors they are climbing machines, light balanced with just the right pick angle.