Longevity in Sport: Overcoming an Injury

Last fall, Gnarly athlete Dan Mirsky herniated a disk in his spine. His sense of self and climbing goals were immediately shattered. Read about his experiences overcoming the injury and his reflections on the process.

Longevity in Sport: Stress Management

When we can effectively manage our response to stress, we improve our overall health, which builds the foundation for us to live long, adventurous lives.

Fueling for Longevity

Here are five reasons why you should care about the quantity and quality of the food you are consuming.

Collagen Type … Does it Matter?

This article will give you the basics on collagen as a protein and will break down collagen types. After reading, you’ll be able to decipher whether or not they’re relevant to your collagen supplementation, or just good old-fashioned marketing hype.

Pillars of the Process

Our goals and objectives are just that: end points in which we test our skills and knowledge. But the means are just as important as the end.

Reflections on Outdoor Diversity, with Gnarly Athlete Joslynn Corredor

Dealing with current events feels like we’re still dealing with the past; our country’s history is filled with race and inequality issues. Unfortunately, many people feel this way in the outdoors, too. But the natural world is what connects all humans, and I don’t think anyone should ever have to feel like they don’t belong […]

Choosing Mountains with Tiare Vincent

The first book Tiare read in jail was Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes. She felt it was fitting, or even fate, since her life had recently turned around. She was used to running almost everyday by then, but there was no place for her to run during her three months being locked up. Instead, she […]

No-Send September Part Two: Fail then Succeed

On a flat, paved surface, the average adult takes about 2,000 steps to walk one mile. In a race that spans 268 miles though mountains and varied terrain in the dead of winter in the United Kingdom, that amounts to something like 540,000 steps. And all it takes is one wrong step to take you […]

No-Send September Part One: Climbing & Projecting

The sweat-drenched summer months are behind us, and we’re in the height of Send-it September. With our fingertips no longer leaving visible sweat marks on the rock, Sendtember is a rock-climber’s paradise. Crisp mornings and evenings with typically dry conditions lead to some epic climbing days, all fueled by the invigorating fall air and a […]

Filling the Void with Jasna Hodzic

The boulder problem was exquisite. Four holds sat arranged in a diamond — a sloper above me, an undercling to my left, a gaston to my right, and a foot below. They beckoned at me, challenging me to find a way through. Intrigued, I hung on the end of the rope and considered the route. […]

Reaching higher with Gnarly Athlete Maiza Lima

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At one point, Maiza Lima counted 100 pairs of high heels in her closet. She wore these often when going out with friends – first to salsa dancing and then to the bars and clubs. Crawling into bed at 3 a.m. was common for Maiza. Her life in Kirkland, Washington, just outside of Seattle, was […]

RED-S: What You Should Know

Editors Note: At Gnarly we feel it is important to bring awareness to RED-S (formally referred to as the Female Athlete Triad) as it relates to the health and performance of athletes (including men). Readers must know we are not attempting to diagnose or treat any medical conditions in this article. A few months ago […]

Approaching Health Holistically with the newest Gnarly Athlete, Joslynn Corredor

Joslynn Corredor’s impression of a dead bug is spot-on. A lower back stretch that she practices with her clients while working as a strength trainer; the move resembles a deceased bug with all appendages pointing toward the sky. We could all benefit from becoming dead bugs. Jos is a strength coach, but she’s also a […]

Strength and Femininity

The womxn I have the pleasure of knowing through climbing are incredible. They are strong, brilliant and endlessly multifaceted. And yet, for many of us, there is a seemingly endless struggle against a raging current of gender norms and ideologies around femininity. It’s time for the sun to set on the antiquated concept that strength […]

Mindful Eating Part 3: Stop Crash Dieting For Long Term Health

What do you think of when you hear the word diet? Does being hangry (you know that constant hungry angry feeling) come to mind, or having to cut out entire food groups because it’s part of the “rules,” or feeling like you have to say goodbye to your social life because everything at the party […]

Finding Comfort in the Discomfort – Meet Gnarly athlete, Piseth Sam

Before she knew rock climbing was a sport, Piseth Sam was sending routes. On the playground near the projects she grew up in, she would scale a rock that was part of the neighborhood park she and friends played “tag” on. The adventurous kids would scale the rock’s face to escape from becoming “it.” With […]