The Struggle Climbing Show

The best rock climbers in the world share their struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game. Hosted by Ryan Devlin. If you love rock climbing and want to get better at it, chalk up and pull on.

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Episodes

8 hours ago

Elite climber Tommy Caldwell is back on the show to talk about his latest epic adventure with Alex Honnold, how he's exploring the limits of human endurance, and the nexus of adventure and environmental advocacy.
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Bonus Eps and Full Videos (FREE TRIAL!):
patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow
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BIG THANKS TO THE AMAZING SPONSORS OF THE STRUGGLE WHO LOVE ROCK CLIMBING AS MUCH AS YOU DO:
SCARPA: Whether you’re a climber, trail runner, skier, or hiker, SCARPA offers an array of adventure footwear for the adventure seeker in you. with a commitment to sustainability. Shop the whole collection at SCARPA.com. SCARPA, No Place Too Far.
COROS: Track your workouts, HR, HRV, Sleep, Recovery, and Climbs with the best wearable tech for serious climbers. Use code STRUGGLE at COROS.com to score a free watch band with the purchase of a COROS Apex 2 Pro.
ShayrdAir: Join Jonathan Siegrist and Shaina Savoy's mentorship program and enjoy a masterclass, zoom courses, in-person clinics, and a climbing trip with Jonathan and Shaina! Use code STRUGGLE for $300 off.
 
And check out ALL the show’s awesome sponsors and exclusive deals at thestruggleclimbingshow.com/deals
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Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and YouTube /@thestruggleclimbingshow
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The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world.
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This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.
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The struggle makes us stronger! I hope your training and climbing are going great. 
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And now here are some buzzwords to help the almighty algorithm get this show in front of people who love to climb: rock climbing, rock climber, climbing, climber, bouldering, sport climbing, gym climbing, how to rock climb, donuts are amazing. Okay, whew, that’s done. But hey, if you’re a human that’s actually reading this, and if you love this show (and love to climb) would you think about sharing this episode with a climber friend of yours? And shout it out on your socials? I’ll send you a sticker for doing it. Just shoot me a message on IG – thanks so much! 
 

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

Climbing Coach Justen Sjong joins to discuss:
Two types of climbers (engineer and artist)
Tapping into breath as our engine
The hidden superpower of being in sync with your belayer
Identifying Technical vs Mental strengths / weaknesses
Perfection is NOT the goal (but what is?)
What our bodies do on the wall when we become scared to try
How a rowing machine can become a performance hack
A trick to preparing fingers to handle the pain of small holds
The difference between visualizing and rehearsing
Bonus Eps and Full Videos (FREE TRIAL!):
patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow
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Connect with Justen for coaching at www.climbing-sensei.com
Check out Justen's coaching videos: www.instagram.com/justensjong
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BIG THANKS TO THE AMAZING SPONSORS OF THE STRUGGLE WHO LOVE ROCK CLIMBING AS MUCH AS YOU DO:
Rungne: Soft threads and high performing chalk! Use Code STRUGGLE for 15% Off Bags, Buckets, Chalk & Apparel from Rúngne!
MAXIM: The best ropes in the game! Ultra-light, ultra-reliable, and ultra-durable. Check out the Airliner (my favorite) and all their ropes at your local gear shop and on the MAXIM site.
 
And check out ALL the show’s awesome sponsors and exclusive deals at thestruggleclimbingshow.com/deals
Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and @justensjong
This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation and is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.
And now here are some buzzwords to help the almighty algorithm get this show in front of people who love to climb: rock climbing, rock climber, climbing, climber, bouldering, sport climbing, gym climbing, how to rock climb, donuts are amazing. Okay, whew, that’s done. But hey, if you’re a human that’s actually reading this, and if you love this show (and love to climb) would you think about sharing this episode with a climber friend of yours? And shout it out on your socials? I’ll send you a sticker for doing it. Just shoot me a message on IG – thanks so much! 

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

With ice cold beer in hand and waves crashing over the sand... I answer some burning listener questions spanning climbing, training, unicycles, donuts, and Tommy Caldwell. This might be a fun listen or a total waste of your time. Let me know! And I'll be back in the podcast/utility closet next week for a fresh (polished) episode. Cheers! 

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Elite climber Anna Hazelnutt shares her struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game
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Bonus Eps and Full Videos (FREE TRIAL!):
patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow
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CHAPTERS:
Struggle: 0:09:39
Training: 0:19:54
Nutrition: 0:37:50
Tactics: 0:46:28
Mental Game: 0:58:06
Purpose: 1:17:50
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BIG THANKS TO THE AMAZING SPONSORS OF THE STRUGGLE WHO LOVE ROCK CLIMBING AS MUCH AS YOU DO:
Petzl: The best and most reliable helmets, harnesses, draws, and gear that'll help you to Access the Inaccessible. Find Petzl at your local gear shop, and learn more at Petzl.com
ForceBoard: A better way to train fingers. Portable, accurate, and created to train finger strength and endurance exactly how YOU need it. Score 10% off and support the show by using code STRUGGLE at checkout.
PhysiVantage: the official climbing-nutrition sponsor of The Struggle. Use code STRUGGLE15 at checkout for 15% off your full-priced nutrition order.
And check out ALL the show’s awesome sponsors and exclusive deals at thestruggleclimbingshow.com/deals
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Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and YouTube /@thestruggleclimbingshow
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The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world.
-
This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.
-
The struggle makes us stronger! I hope your training and climbing are going great. 
And now here are some buzzwords to help the almighty algorithm get this show in front of people who love to climb: rock climbing, rock climber, climbing, climber, bouldering, sport climbing, gym climbing, how to rock climb, donuts are amazing. Okay, whew, that’s done. But hey, if you’re a human that’s actually reading this, and if you love this show (and love to climb) would you think about sharing this episode with a climber friend of yours? And shout it out on your socials? I’ll send you a sticker for doing it. Just shoot me a message on IG – thanks so much! 
 

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

This is the first of two Pro Clinics on Movement with Nate Drolet. In this episode Nate covers:
New client consultation with Ryan
Exploration of Ryan's strengths and weaknesses
Analysis of movement and technique
Shoe beta
Simple drills to improve technique
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This full Pro Clinic episode is brought to you at zero cost thanks to Patrons and Subscribers of the show. To see the video analysis, and score instant access to the entire catalogue of pro clinics (for FREE with a 7-day trial) head to:
patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow
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Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and @natedrolet, and check out Nate's YouTube
Book a session with Nate by hitting him up on IG or emailing him at njdrolet@gmail.com
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This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation and is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.
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The struggle makes us stronger! Let's get out there and try hard. Thanks for supporting the show!
 

Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

Elite climber Ben Mayforth shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game
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Bonus Eps and Full Videos (FREE TRIAL!):
patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow
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CHAPTERS:
Struggle: 0:06:52
Training: 0:17:51
Nutrition: 0:29:50
Tactics: 0:37:01
Mental Game: 0:47:03
Purpose: 0:56:06
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BIG THANKS TO THE AMAZING SPONSORS OF THE STRUGGLE:
MAXIM: The best ropes in the game! Ultra-light, ultra-reliable, and ultra-durable. Check out the Airliner (my favorite) and all their ropes at your local gear shop and on the MAXIM site. 
Rungne: Try Magdust, performance chalk at a great price, and check out all of Magnus's other favorite gear. Enter to win a YEAR supply of Magdust and other rad prizes or discounts at Rungne.com 
SCARPA: Whether you’re a climber, trail runner, skier, or hiker, SCARPA offers an array of adventure footwear for the adventure seeker in you. with a commitment to sustainability. Shop the whole collection at SCARPA.com. SCARPA, No Place Too Far.
COROS: Track your workouts, HR, HRV, Sleep, Recovery, and Climbs with the best wearable tech for serious climbers. Use code STRUGGLE at COROS.com to score a free watch band with the purchase of a COROS Apex 2 Pro.
And check out ALL the show’s awesome sponsors and exclusive deals at thestruggleclimbingshow.com/deals
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Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and YouTube /@thestruggleclimbingshow
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The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world.
-
This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.
-
The struggle makes us stronger! I hope your training and climbing are going great.
 

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

Coach Lauren Abernathy of Good Spray Climbing joins to discuss:
Using momentum to save energy
Adding foot moves to make a sequence easier
3-step drill for technique
When it’s a good thing to wreck yourself on the route
The biggest mistake climbers make when they put a focus on technique
How to reach further on the wall
The art of letting things slip
Consolidation of stressors when it comes to multiple sports 
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Become a Patron for 40+ Hours of Bonus Content:
patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow
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BIG THANKS TO THE AMAZING SPONSORS OF THE STRUGGLE:
PhysiVantage: the official climbing-nutrition sponsor of The Struggle. Use code STRUGGLE15 at checkout for 15% off your full-priced nutrition order.
ForceBoard: A better way to train fingers. Portable, accurate, and created to train finger strength and endurance exactly how YOU need it. Score 10% off and support the show by using code STRUGGLE at checkout. 
-Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and @goodspraycoaching
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Here's Lauren's FREE movement course: www.goodsprayclimbing.com/fast-track
Here's the 'hips first' drill Lauren talked about: https://youtu.be/6Z-j_sQQq6U
Book coaching with Lauren, sign up for her newsletter, and learn more about Good Spray at www.goodsprayclimbing.com
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This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation and is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.
The struggle makes us stronger! Thanks so much for listening and supporting. 
 
 

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

Elite climber Stefano Ghisolfi shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game
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Bonus Eps and Full Videos (FREE TRIAL!):
patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow
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CHAPTERS:
Struggle: 0:07:18
Training: 0:11:36
Nutrition: 0:31:25
Tactics: 0:37:34
Mental Game: 0:51:57
Olympics: 0:58:57
Purpose: 1:05:54
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BIG THANKS TO THE AMAZING SPONSORS OF THE STRUGGLE:
COROS: Track your workouts, HR, HRV, Sleep, Recovery, and Climbs with the best wearable tech for serious climbers. Use code STRUGGLE at COROS.com to score a free watch band with the purchase of a COROS Apex 2 Pro.
Crimpd: The absolute best tool for self-coached climbers to stay on track with training. Visit Crimpd.com to download the app for FREE and take your training to the next level. 
SCARPA: Whether you’re a climber, trail runner, skier, or hiker, SCARPA offers an array of adventure footwear for the adventure seeker in you. with a commitment to sustainability. Shop the whole collection at SCARPA.com. SCARPA, No Place Too Far.
 
And check out ALL the show’s awesome sponsors and exclusive deals at thestruggleclimbingshow.com/deals
-
Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and YouTube /@thestruggleclimbingshow
-
The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world.
-
This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.
-
The struggle makes us stronger! I hope your training and climbing are going great.

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

In this Pro Clinic, Emily explores:
Parenthood as one big expedition
Struggling with fear and risk as she got back on the big walls
Managing sleep deprivation like when she was on Mt Everest
Parenting hacks for climbing with a kiddo in tow
Sending 14a / 8b+ post-pregnancy
Training strength AND endurance on a hang board in around 20 mins a day
Balancing climbing goals with ski season
Listener questions
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Score instant access to the full episode (for FREE with a 7-day trial):
patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow
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This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation and is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.
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The struggle makes us stronger! Let's get out there and try hard. Thanks for supporting the show, y'all. 
 

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Elite climber Natalia Grossman shares her struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game
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Bonus Eps and Full Videos (FREE TRIAL!):
patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow
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CHAPTERS:
Struggle: 0:06:37
Training: 0:08:34
Nutrition: 0:17:21
Tactics: 0:31:08
Mental Game: 0:40:48
Olympics: 0:51:12
Purpose: 0:56:22
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BIG THANKS TO THE AMAZING SPONSORS OF THE STRUGGLE:
PhysiVantage: the official climbing-nutrition sponsor of The Struggle. Use code STRUGGLE15 at checkout for 15% off your full-priced nutrition order.
Rungne: Try Magdust, performance chalk at a great price, and check out all of Magnus's other favorite gear. Enter to win a YEAR supply of Magdust and other rad prizes or discounts at Rungne.com
ShayrdAir: Sign up to have Jordan Cannon as your climbing mentor! This in-depth 4-month experience is capped at just 30 climbers. Use code STRUGGLE to score $300 off this incredible mentorship program. 
And check out ALL the show’s awesome sponsors and exclusive deals at thestruggleclimbingshow.com/deals
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Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and YouTube /@thestruggleclimbingshow
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The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world.
-
This show is produced and hosted by Ryan Devlin. The Struggle is a proud member of the Plug Tone Audio Collective, a diverse group of the best, most impactful podcasts in the outdoor industry.
-
The struggle makes us stronger! I hope your training and climbing are going great.
 

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