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Welcome to Vertical Junkie! I’m Paul, a climber of 10 years and passionate physio of over 12 years.
My personal vertical journey started from a love of exploring the bush. As my adventures became more serious, I quickly realised I needed technical climbing skills to safely navigate in the local mountain ranges and the art of trad climbing sucked me in.
After many years of listening to the sweet sound of hex wind chimes, I started venturing into bouldering and sport climbing as the gyms sprouted up locally. This is where I stumbled upon the many injured climbing junkies with such huge passion and drive to achieve.
Everyone had a different idea on what is important, how to progress and how to send hard!
In the years since I have been delving into the complex realm of climbing training, clinical research and strong man speculation. Not to mention helping numerous overly ambitious crushers out of the weeds of climbing related injuries.
Finally, I have found the time to put all of this in one place and Vertical Junkie has been born!
Nice to meet you all, now to get back to work on all the content coming your way!