Family time around the fire

Family time around the fire

We have a new member of the family here at 5.life and it has made me reflect on family and community especially in light of the last 15+ months. As a young family that was transferred far from home in the early 90s, the climbing community in Central and Southern Ohio...
Family time around the fire

KISS

Keep It Simple to Send (OR Keep it Simple to Succeed) At it’s core climbing is a pretty simple activity. Go up. Not much more to it than that. We humans tend to make things way too complicated. Why do we choose to ‘Go Up?’ Because it’s there. (Quote attributed to...
Family time around the fire

Climbing is Dangerous

You are worthy, not because of achievement or by some prescribed measure, but simply because you are human. You are valuable, not because of what you offer or provide, but simply because your existence has a purpose in the world. You are a gloriously unique and...
New Name Same Values

New Name Same Values

New Name Same Values We’ve been in this business for 25 years, so we started with that old school, laid back, hand-made climbing wall crag. And then the sport exploded, it was added to the Olympics, people were telling us how great that “Free Solo” movie was, and bam,...