High Performance Climbing

About Us

Climb Strong was started by Steve Bechtel, a veteran climber and performance coach. Steve is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is the owner of Elemental Performance and Fitness, a climbing gym and training center in Lander, Wyoming, USA.
Want to get in touch? Contact Steve directly here.

The Climb Strong project started in 2007 as a series of training articles to help some friends improve their climbing. It developed into a blog, then a very popular blog, and then into the site you are now visiting.We built this site to provide climbers with clear information on how to improve.

Latest Articles


"Two Sets of Two?" and Other Questions

(in: General Fitness)

Power Bouldering, Level I, Low Volume

(in: Climbing Training Plans)

Advances in How We Look at Density Training

(in: Power-Endurance)

The Hierarchy of Training for Rock Climbing

(in: Planning and Periodization)