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Beastmaker: An Interview with Dan Varian

Are you obsessed with fingerboarding? Well, grab a seat and listen up as we delve into the world of beastmaking! In this episode Tom sat down with one of the founders of BeastmakerDan Varian, a fingerboarding expert. As you probably know Dan is no stranger to training and also has multiple FAs, repeats of v14s and hard trad routes, to name a few of his climbing acheivements. 

It’s tricky to know where to start in interviewing Dan, as alongide an impressive ticklist and running a successful business, Dan also manages to juggle family life as a loving husband and father. So this episode is not just for climbers trying to reach the next level in their own climbing, but also for those who manage a busy working and family life!

Topics covered:

  • Why Dan first started fingerboarding.
  • How Beastmaker came to be.
  • What does his training look like.
  • What his approach is to finding new FAs.
  • How he juggles Work, family and getting outdoors.
  • How impactful ageing and becoming a parent is for him.

The Lattice jingle is brought to you by Devin Dabney, music producer of the outdoor industry who also hosts the American Climbing Project.

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