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Valued Team Member Pursuing New Path

You may notice something missing from the gym these days. Or rather, someone. If you have never met Claire Chappel, you’ve likely seen her, and you have definitely benefited from her contributions to BoulderHouse. Officially the Frontline Manager, Claire did a bit of...

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Summer Progression Sessions 2019 Comp Results

Here are the results for SPS 2019 and the Beach Party scramble comp. Congratulations to all the winners! Summer Progression Sessions Open Female Claire Wagstaff Emily Jones Nina Laflamme Open Male Brennan Doyle Aidan Doyle Cameron Wallace & Harley...

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Nerve Glides to Improve Grip Strength

BY CHRISTY MADER BSC. RMT AND AVID CLIMBER. Do you ever get tingling or numbness in your hands and wonder why? There are a myriad of things that can cause your hands to go numb or tingle, but I’ll let you go down the Dr. Google rabbit hole if you want a comprehensive...

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What is the South Island Climbers Society?

The South Island Climbers Society is a registered non-profit society with a mandate to encourage and promote the stewardship and preservation of public access to rock climbing sites in the South Vancouver Island area of British Columbia.How South Island Climbers...

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Summer Progression Sessions

Every year, BoulderHouse hosts the Summer Progression Sessions (SPS), a six-week competition that pushes you to take your climbing skills to the next level. For those unfamiliar with the format of SPS, this post will help you understand the basics so you can decide if...

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Shoulder and Neck Rehab Part 2

By Christy Mader BSc. RMT and avid climber.Once you have gone through the Neck/Shoulder Rehab 1 exercises and you are able to move your shoulder and connect with your stabilizers a bit more, you are ready to increase the load. I have found it important to strengthen...

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Shoulder and Neck Rehab: Part 1

By Christy Mader BSc. RMT and avid climber. In this post I will go over a few basic activation exercises I found helpful when dealing with my own neck and shoulder pain. The focus of these movements is to unload the neck while moving the shoulder and arm. From a pain...

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Finger Rehabilitation Part 2

By Christy Mader BSc. RMT and avid climber. Here is the second part of my finger rehab blog. If you missed the first part, it’s here. Once you have gotten over the acute part of your finger tweak and have started climbing at a rate that doesn’t make you more sore the...

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Finger Rehabilitation for Climbers

By Christy Mader BSc. RMT and avid climber.Finger injuries. The bane of many climbers at some point in their climbing journey. As a Registered Massage Therapist who climbs and treats climbers, I have had a fair share of people coming into the clinic with finger...

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