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


High-Low Programming - New Thoughts for 2017

(in: Planning and Periodization)

Logical Progression

(in: Planning and Periodization)

Performance Climbing Coach - Salt Lake City Seminar 2017

(in: General Fitness)

A Year of Hangboard Training

(in: Strength Training)