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Introducing the RSB Boulder League

Posted by Adisal Tjung on

                This year’s bouldering competition season just got real hot. RSB.sg is debuting a bouldering league for the local bouldering scene which include three premiere competitions held annually: Boulderactive, Transend (formerly known as Bouldermania) and Rockmaster   The lowdown of the league is as follows: There are two leagues: Open and U17 categories. U17 climbers who wish to compete for the top ranking have to join the three competitions in the Intermediate category. The rankings for each category and gender will be tabulated at the end of the 2017 season and using CURS...

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A Trophy Carries Dust, Memories Last Forever

Posted by Adisal Tjung on

A Trophy Carries Dust, Memories Last Forever The National Schools Bouldering Championships (NSBC) has always held a special place in the hearts of TeamNUS Climbing Girls and is a competition that we spend months preparing for. To make sure our girls will be at their peak, our coach, Hilman, and the executive committee (exco), switched into competition gear and upped the ante on our training. All this made possible with the facilities provided by Onsight Climbing Gym. (Source: Tumblr) We must be swift as the coursing river with all the strength of a great typhoon We shifted our focus from...

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Ashraf's 2017 Journey (Part 2)

Posted by Iris Lee on

Less than 5 months ever since I got back on the wall after my injury. To be honest, it feels surreal that I’m actually competing in Japan for my 2nd IFSC Boulder World Cup Circuit – 1st being in Navi Mumbai in 2016. Even though I had a pretty short time preparing for it, I honestly feel even more prepared than I ever was. 3 out of those 5 months, I focused more on conditioning and strengthening myself physically. When I realised I was getting back quicker than I thought I would, that’s when I decided to compete in the...

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Ashraf's 2017 Journey (Part 1)

Posted by Iris Lee on

It was just about 7 months ago, in October of 2016, that I suffered an injury to my right shoulder. I forced myself to completely let it recover and stayed off the wall until I could feel that my shoulder was ready to take the stress from climbing as well as training. Some climbers would just push through an injury while continuing to climb and train because putting a complete halt to training isn’t an easy decision to make. So I ended up taking almost 3 months off of climbing entirely and only got back on the wall in January...

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Finer Details on Tokyo Powder Industries Chalk

Posted by Adisal Tjung on

I see many kinds of chalk at your shop, what is the difference? Chalk is one of the essentials of climbing. Let's face it, we sweat and here in Singapore, we sweat a lot. At the shop, we carry Tokyo Powder Industries (TPI) chalk. TPI, as the name suggests, is made in the heart of the bustling metropolis, Tokyo, Japan by a chalk maestro and route setter extraordinaire, Mitsuo Yamamoto. As with anything made in Japan, Mitsuo and the team doesn't hold back and we dare say, the best chalk in the world. The finely ground powder of magnesium carbonate...

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