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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 10/17/19
Climate Crisis: -- Here's a great piece on how influencers are using their power to fight climate change in the halls of Congress... ...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Alpine Quickdraw
There are two ways to stow a shoulder-length runner. The first way is to simply sling it over your shoulder; and the second is to "trip...
Monday, October 14, 2019
We don't really use pitons very much anymore. Some climbers will use them on mixed mountain routes and other will use them for high end ...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Route Profile: East Face Standard, Third Flatiron
The Third Flatiron, perched about Boulder, CO, is a fantastic outing at a very moderate level. Many would argue this is one of the finest in...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 10/10/19
Northwest: --The American Alpine Institute will be hosting Conrad Anker on November 14th at the Mt. Baker Theatre. Proceeds from his tal...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The Professional Lowdown on Mountain Weather Sources: Benefits/Limitations and Application of Each
As a guide, I spend nearly every day of the year analyzing mountain weather. Throughout my experience, I learned about many different weathe...
Monday, October 7, 2019
Sport Climbing: The Art of Clipping
Neil Gresham's Climbing Masterclass on youtube is pretty darn good. In the following video, Neil works through the essentials of clippin...
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