The Hard Truth Book
The Hard Truth: Simple Ways to Become a Better Climber
A hard truth is still a truth.
Becoming a better climber isn’t only about adding more weight to your max hang on a fingerboard or being able to deadlift 2x bodyweight. Frankly, what’s more important is that you understand your motivations, your approach, and that you’re honest with yourself about the amount of effort you put in - both on and off the wall.
This collection of essays, written over many years for The Power Company Climbing blog, will shine a light on those qualities that limit us the most. The qualities that are hard to measure but simple to manage. Simple that is, when backed with intention.
These essays are written about real climbers in real situations. Maybe you know some of them. Maybe it’s you.
About the Author:
Kris Hampton is the creator of Power Company Climbing and the host of the Power Company Podcast. He lives in Lander, Wyoming, and is a climber of more than 20 years, having climbed 5.14 and V11, both after turning 40. This is his first book.
About the Artist:
Brendan Leonard is the creator of Semi-Rad.com and an accomplished author. A former contributing editor for Climbing Magazine, his books range from the pointed humor of Bears Don’t Care About Your Problems to the introspection of Sixty Meters to Anywhere.