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


Get It Exactly Right

(in: Planning and Periodization)

Advanced Block Program - 2015 Revisions

(in: Planning and Periodization)

CS Video Tip - Low Reps for Strength

(in: Video Tips)

Integrated Strength: Hangboard + Resistance Program, 12 weeks

(in: Climbing Training Plans)