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

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Elite climber Jonathan Siegrist is back on the show, and this time we dive deep into the concepts of success and failure in climbing, limit projecting, what happens when a climb doesn't come together... and how we can all learn from our struggles on rock to make our next go our best go. 
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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:
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. 
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.  
Boulder Bears: Taste like candy, kick like coffee! Each caffeinated gummy bear contains collagen and 20mg of caffeine so you can take care of your tendons while dialing in the perfect level of boost and focus for your sesh. Plus, they're crazy delicious. Score a free travel pack plus 15% off using code STRUGGLE! 
Crimpd: The absolute best tool for self-coached climbers to stay on track with training. Visit Crimpd to download the app for FREE and take your training to the next level. 
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 May 08, 2024

Coach Tom Randall is BACK, and this time we've got 5 climbers joining the party! Tom coaches climbers from a wide-range of backgrounds on their climbing issues, including:
How to train for resting better on route
Overcoming mental blocks of not feeling ready to push into the next grade
When to shift from a performance phase to weight training phase
How much the average climber should focus on climbing vs off-the-wall training
How to identify and then train up the three endurance energy systems
How to build endurance on nothing but a hang board
Tall climber issues and how to address them in the gym vs out on rock
Blowing Ryan's mind about the measurement system in the UK
 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:
 
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. 
Boulder Bears: Taste like candy, kick like coffee! Each caffeinated gummy bear contains collagen and 20mg of caffeine so you can take care of your tendons while dialing in the perfect level of boost and focus for your sesh. Plus, they're crazy delicious. Score a free travel pack plus 15% off using code STRUGGLE! 
Arc’teryx Climb Academy: Set against the stunning backdrop of Squamish, BC, this is your place to level up your climbing and have an unforgettable time - no matter your skill level. From clinics taught by top athletes to film premieres and live music, it's 3 days of inspiration, education, and community. Clinics go on sale May 9th!
Rungne: Soft threads and high performing chalk! Use Code STRUGGLE for 15% Off Bags, Buckets, Chalk & Apparel from Rúngne! Rungne.com
 
And check out ALL the show’s awesome sponsors and exclusive deals at thestruggleclimbingshow.com/deals
Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and @tompaulrandall
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 May 01, 2024

Elite climber Beth Rodden 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: 0:27:51
Training: 0:31:41
Nutrition: 0:38:43
Tactics: 0:48:44
Mental Game: 0:55:07
Purpose: 1:16:35
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BIG THANKS TO THE AMAZING SPONSORS OF THE STRUGGLE WHO LOVE ROCK CLIMBING AS MUCH AS YOU DO:
Arc’teryx Climb Academy: Set against the stunning backdrop of Squamish, BC, this is your place to level up your climbing and have an unforgettable time - no matter your skill level. From clinics taught by top athletes to film premieres and live music, it's 3 days of inspiration, education, and community. Clinics go on sale May 9th!
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.
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.
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
 
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 Apr 24, 2024

In this Pro Clinic, Nate covers 14 barriers that are holding us back from improving technically, including:
Why climbing with straight arms is NOT more efficient
When it’s good to make others’ beta your own
The most important question to ask yourself when you fall
The conflict between strength and skill
The three things to focus on to get better RIGHT NOW
Why practice is the opposite of performance
How to make climbing not feel like work
What we can learn from the V3 that Adam Ondra DIDN’T flash
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The free version of this Pro Clinic is being brought to you thanks to 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.
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Gain instant access to the FULL Pro Clinic by supporting the show as a Patron (you can even check it out for FREE with a 7-day trial):
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, y'all. 

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

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
-
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. 
-
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
-
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. 
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
-
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! 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
-
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.
 

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