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


Pare It Down

(in: Planning and Periodization)

INTEGRATED STRENGTH: Combining Hangboard and Weight Training for Maximum Climbing Strength

(in: Climbing Training Plans)

Climbing Coaching Seminar Spring 2017

(in: Media)

Intro to Strength Training - 4 Week Plan

(in: Climbing Training Plans)