climb, laugh, have no remorse, love... and not necessarily people. NATALIE DURAN, Rock Climber. Team Madrock.
March 24th
1:30 PM
Via
nickitynatnat:

MadRock Athlete Natalie Duran on Alexandria [V7] - Joshua Tree National Park

Featured today on http://climbing.ilooove.it/ 
Check it out!

nickitynatnat:

MadRock Athlete Natalie Duran on Alexandria [V7] - Joshua Tree National Park

Featured today on http://climbing.ilooove.it/

Check it out!

March 18th
12:23 AM

So Beautiful.

February 26th
12:25 AM
Sending victory air punch. Mandatory.

Sending victory air punch. Mandatory.

February 20th
10:37 PM
Next hold selected.

(Natalie Duran)

Next hold selected.

(Natalie Duran)

February 19th
11:11 PM
Vino Rojo [V6]
Kraft Boulders - Red Rocks, NV(Natalie Duran)

Vino Rojo [V6]

Kraft Boulders - Red Rocks, NV
(Natalie Duran)

February 18th
7:54 PM

Quick sendage on Tied to the Whipping Post [V6] out in Red Rocks this past weekend!

I actually popped my shoulder out of its socket during the video with the cross match, and popped back in. So i’m currently injured, BUT managed to finish the climb haha. Yay?

Any shoulder injury advice to quick healing?

January 28th
2:19 AM
Climbing 3rd Finals problem at the grand opening of LA.B comp!

Climbing 3rd Finals problem at the grand opening of LA.B comp!

January 25th
1:11 AM

a message from climb-casedia-climb


What is your favorite sport climbing shoe by madrock? I love the sharks for bouldering but I'm looking for a softer/more comfortable shoe to do long routes in.

Hmm well if your doing a hard technical route I  like sharks, but I also go for the laced Concepts because they have a really really nice firm toe box, and good edges so you can toe down front on or from the side.

If you are doing a multipitch, longer routes, or want to jump on multiple routes one right after another I suggest doing the orange Flashes. Those are super comfy no matter what! As you can tell by this image: 

Cheers, send on!

-Natalie Duran

January 24th
11:51 PM
Via
nickitynatnat:

Gotta get back to the mountains!
Holcomb Valley - Big Bear, CA

I wanna get back to ropes this year

nickitynatnat:

Gotta get back to the mountains!

Holcomb Valley - Big Bear, CA

I wanna get back to ropes this year

January 18th
1:15 AM

I was reached out by the Travel Channel to represent a climber in this new reality game show. They flew me out to Santa Cruz, CA to the Boardwalk Carnival. Today we shot the thing! Gotta tell you, I was nervous to see if I could climb the rope ladder. After a few attempts I got it and it was super cheese afterwards! The game is defiantly rigged in a few tweaky ways, but its not impossible! I would say its a solid 5.10 lol.

Im in my beautiful ocean front hotel right now and I just looked at my legs, they are totally tore up! Totally worth it though. Getting paid to climb is awesome! Even though its a carnival game haha.

January 17th
1:27 PM

My face (well back), is all up at the ISPO Trade Show in Munich!

January 14th
5:01 PM

a message from keydav


Hey Natalie! I'm a huge fan and seeing you on American Ninja Warrior and watching your videos is part of why I worked to get healthier and stronger. I was just wondering, because I think it would be awesome to start climbing, how exactly you got started climbing. I mean, did you take a class, just start going to a gym or something like that? Thanks so much!

I went in as a novice! Loved it and just went by myself, had no teacher or coach. Just asked the nice climbers in the gym for their advice. Its a pretty friendly and open community.

My advice is to find a local climbing gym and bring a couple of friends with you! Don’t let the struggle of your first time let you down, we ALL flailed on our first day too.

Training as a beginner climber involves getting as much time/mileage on the wall as you can. Repeat climbs. In this process you are training muscles you never used before. If you become sore the day after, its a good thing! Your body is building monster muscles. When you feel the psyche come back as much as you can!

My first day lol:

January 13th
10:54 PM
Tourist pictures… elevated

Tourist pictures… elevated

January 12th
11:40 PM

a message from lesteeze


What is your exercise and diet like?

I eat healthy majority of the week. I can call myself a social meat eater too.

I came to this decision last year when my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. Thankfully we caught it early with a routine colonoscopy exam and she had surgery to get the malignant tumors removed. She is cancer free now and I am thankful. At the same time I was taking a college course about cancer. Colon cancer is up in the top 5 of the most common cancers in the US. DIET is the #1 cause of colon cancer along with genetic factors. Nitrosamines in red meat and delis are deemed to be carcinogenic.

I attempt to cut out red meat in my diet, but I still eat chicken and turkey for my protein source. I say social meat eater because I live in L.A and going to a Korean BBQ is a common social gathering. haha

But its funny because after I made a conscious decision to cut out red meat, I would take a bite out of spaghetti that had ground beef in it and I would find it displeasing to my palate.

& I LOVE my juicer. Also, I am blessed with fast Asain metabolism so that has to do a lot with my thin physique. So eating healthy as I age is important to keep my metabolism at a nice level.

Exercise would be: climbing, climbing, and some running. Haha I always tell myself I should even out my cardio with running, but I usually only end up running every other week or so. For climbing I climb 5-6 days per week. 70% time on the climbing wall and the other 30% would be training for climbing. Even though life throws social events in your way, I still find ways to get my daily fitness in ;)

January 6th
11:08 PM
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes - Death Valley National Park
100ft sand dunes…where they shot STAR WARS!

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes - Death Valley National Park

100ft sand dunes…where they shot STAR WARS!