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Video From SBS 2018 Finale at Summit Fort Worth!

Here is the video from our Summit Bouldering Series Finale at Summit Fort Worth! What a way to wrap up the year, after watching this amazing video I’m already starting to look forward to SBS 2019. Thank you to everyone that was able to come out and make this year’s finale the incredible event it was!

Thank you to Tariq Lea for the incredible video!

Photos and results from SBS Season Finale at Summit Fort Worth!

Photos and results from SBS Season Finale at Summit Fort Worth!

And that ends our 2018 season of the Summit Bouldering Series! WHOOO what a season! Thanks to everyone who came out and made this an epic one. Did everyone get a chance to try the problem with that dope spinning volume? My favorite part of the night was just watching people get dumped off of it! Keep an eye out for that volume at future comps - I have a feeling it will be hanging around a lot!

OndraYasa - Learn how to send your futuristic projects through this brand new (parody) yoga class!

OndraYasa - Learn how to send your futuristic projects through this brand new (parody) yoga class!

Are working on your futurist project, preferably somewhere faraway and hard to pronounce? Do you need to contort your body in impossible ways while flipping upside down to unlock the crux? Then do we have the yoga class for you! OndraYasa will show you how to visualize and achieve your project, all while screaming your feelings! Are you succeeding? Yell about it! Falling too much? YELL ABOUT IT! (Note* this class is a parody and does not actually exist.)

Video from Summit Dallas SBS 2018!

Video from Summit Dallas SBS 2018!

Here’s footage from our last SBS competition at Summit Dallas on Oct. 26th! If you can’t tell by the costumes, it was a Halloween - themed event. We are pretty weird here at Summit but alien and panda costumes aren’t necessarily standard for a Friday night … or are they … Anyways, check out the footage, and make sure to sign up for our next competition on Nov. 16th! We have SO FEW competitor spots left so you better snag yours before someone else does!

Results and photos from Halloween SBS @ Summit Dallas!

Results and photos from Halloween SBS @ Summit Dallas!

HOPE Y’ALL GOT SPOOKED DURING OUR HALLOWEEN COMP AT SUMMIT DALLAS! We had some sort of Haunted House going on in the Island, but I think it ended up being more of a chance for us to show off the crazy amount of fake spider webs we have. At the very least, the fog machine went a little nuts and visibility in there was SUPER LOW AKA SPOOKY.

Pretty. Strong. Lady Crushers Comp! Results and photos from our FIRST-EVER WOMEN'S ONLY COMP!

Pretty. Strong. Lady Crushers Comp! Results and photos from our FIRST-EVER WOMEN'S ONLY COMP!

A HUGE thanks to everyone who came out this Sunday to our very first women-only climbing competition! The Pretty. Strong. Competition was a huge success! All in all we had 75 ladies sign up! We’ve got results from the comp here, followed by some photos!

Video: SBS @ Summit Dallas - Halloween + Zombies = Come to our Comp!

Video: SBS @ Summit Dallas - Halloween + Zombies = Come to our Comp!

Hey guys! Check out this cool promo vid for our upcoming SBS competition at Summit Dallas! It’s Oct 26th - so it’s a HALLOWEEN-EDITION comp! Come dressed as a ghost, a topically-relevant character from pop culture, or even … a ZOMBIE! Not signed up for the comp yet? Hurry - we have just a few spots left! Sign up here to be a part of the festivities! Rumor has a it there will even be a haunted house at the gym … but seriously, we’re making a haunted house and god knows what’s actually going to be in there. #chaos.

Know Your Yogi: Jennie Pierce, Yoga Director for Summit Gyms!

Know Your Yogi: Jennie Pierce, Yoga Director for Summit Gyms!

With the retirement and subsequent move-to-Colorado of Barbara (our former Yoga Director), we had to bring in some fresh blood to lead our yoga program! And that’s no easy feat - you gotta be patient with all the climber types that run Summit, so we had to find the right person for the job. And we definitely did! Meet our current Yoga DirectorJennie - she’s sweet, she’s kind, but she also doesn’t take no sh#$ from anyone. She teaches class here at Summit, as well as heads our incredible Yoga Teacher Training program! She’s great at teaching yoga, and also amazing at teaching how to teach yoga! If you have not had a chance to talk to Jennie yet, you should! Here’s a bit more on Jennie, so you know that talking about 80s music is always a safe bet with her … ALWAYS!

(Unless you’re talking crap on 80s music then GTFO)

Video from SBS @ Summit Carrollton 2018!

Video from SBS @ Summit Carrollton 2018!

Get the footie!!! Here is a video recap of the SBS Season Opener, at Summit Carrollton! It’s an incredible video, done by the amazing Tariq Lea with assistance by Bailey Parrish! You’ll see those two at the rest of the SBS comps - and you’ll see their videos after each one, too!

Summit Goes to Oklahoma - Summit partners with ClimbUp to bring the Peaks to OKC and Norman, OK!

Summit Goes to Oklahoma - Summit partners with ClimbUp to bring the Peaks to OKC and Norman, OK!

SO HERE'S SOMETHING EXCITING. Summit has partnered with ClimbUp, which runs two gyms in the Oklahoma City area, to bring the Summit name to Oklahoma! ClimbUp's existing locations in Norman, OK and Oklahoma City will take on the Summit name, and we're hoping to bring the same cool Summit vibe! We have never ventured outside of Texas before, so we are so excited to cross a border, and very excited to merge with ClimbUp's co-owners, Lisa and Aaron Gibson.


Results and photos from the SBS Season Opener at Summit Carrollton!

Results and photos from the SBS Season Opener at Summit Carrollton!

SBS comp #1 for the 2018 is in the books! We’re not sure what y’all crushed more of … tacos or boulder problems. Either way, the night was awesome! Our brand new VIP section was lit, with hammocks, free massages and even a VIP keg! Sign up is open now for our Oct. 26th competition at Summit Dallas! It is gonna be HALLOWEEN-THEMED so if you don’t dress up, you’ll probably be disqualified or something. At the very least we’ll tow your car. Anyways - here’s what you came for - the results from the comp, followed by some photos, provided by Kai Nacis!

SBS SEASON IS UPON US!

SBS SEASON IS UPON US!

Ittttttttt's that time again! Time for our annual Summit Bouldering Series! For the uninitiated - it is our annual bouldering competition series that happens every fall! We have a series of four competitions this year - here are the dates!

Sep. 21st @ Summit Carrollton - SIGN UP OPEN

Oct. 26th @ Summit Dallas

Nov. 16th @ Summit Denton

Dec. 14th @ Summit Fort Worth

12HSS 2018!!!!! Results and photos from our annual suffer-fest!

12HSS 2018!!!!! Results and photos from our annual suffer-fest!

Dang, what a weekend! This Saturday was our annual 12 Hours of Summit Suffering, our favorite event of the year to host! This one was definitely an incredible one - we had 250 COMPETITORS climb from 9 am to 9 pm at all FIVE Summit locations! They climbed, they took classes, they dressed up, they CONQUERED. Here is a brief recap from the event - click through our photo gallery to see our brave competitors / staff throughout the event!

What Are You Listening To? A Collection of the Best Climbing Podcasts

What Are You Listening To? A Collection of the Best Climbing Podcasts

Seems like there is a podcast for everything these days. Comedy podcasts, parenting podcasts, mystery podcasts - there's a little something for everyone. Including CLIMBERS! If, like most of us, you live, sleep, eat, breath, and SWEAT climbing, it's a no brainer that you should give a climbing podcast a shot. Some have training tips, some gossip about the latest in climbing, some interview prominent climbers. We here at Summit have compiled a list of some of our favorite podcasts - read up, and check them out if they sound like your thing! The glorious thing about podcasts is that most are FREE, so there's no risk to just giving one a try!

Meet your Manager: Ross Nelson, GM of Summit Denton

Meet your Manager: Ross Nelson, GM of Summit Denton

A familiar face at Summit Denton became the gym's General Manager in May! Say hello to Ross Nelson! A fixture at the Denton gym since it opened in 2015, Ross has taken the helm at our cool little gym near the downtown Denton square. A recent UNT grad, Ross knows the ins and outs of this college town (and can feel the pain of any students going through finals / weird roommate situations). Here's a bit more on Ross!

Off the Beaten Path: Some not-super-well-known international climbing destinations

Off the Beaten Path: Some not-super-well-known international climbing destinations

Alright climbers! — these are are the top places around the world to travel to as a rock climber! All of these are outdoor climbs and there are many places you should travel to. In no particular order, here is a list of the top 7 of the off beaten path areas all around the world! We have rated them all based on price, on a scale from $ (not too pricey) to $$$$$ (very expensive).