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Monday, January 30, 2023
How to Build a V-Thread
You've just completed a spectacular ice climb. Everything went smoothly the entire way. But now you're three pitches off the deck an...
Friday, January 27, 2023
Avalanche Awareness - Strategic Shoveling
This video is the third in the three-part series put together by Backcountry Access . As with the first two parts, I'd like to once ag...
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/26/23
Northwest: --Castanet is reporting that, "RCMP have confirmed two have been killed following an avalanche in the Mount McCrae area near...
Monday, January 23, 2023
Route Profile: Cat in the Hat, 5.6+, II+
When I first moved to Las Vegas in 1999, there was one route that everyone told me I had to do. I had just started grad school and it was...
Friday, January 20, 2023
Indirect, Redirect and Direct Belays
Most climbers know intrinsically that there are a few of different methods that a climber might use to belay from the top. These are indirec...
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/19/2023
Northwest: --Mt. Rainier National Park is receiving a lot of blowback for it's weekday closures. From the Seattle Times: "Paradise ...
Monday, January 16, 2023
10 Essential Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Tips!
Backcountry skiing is a knowledge and gear intensive sport. Today's blog hits on a few equipment suggestions as well as some technique i...
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