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Monday, June 27, 2022
Route Profile: Vesper Peak's True Grit (5.8, II)
The first year I worked as a mountain guide was the first year of the new millennium. I started guiding in June of the year 2000. And it was...
Friday, June 24, 2022
Niel Gresham's Masterclass Youtube site is pretty darn good. He has a lot of quick snippets on there about technique that can help nearl...
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 6/23/22
Northwest: --News Channel 21 is reporting that, "A climber from New York apparently triggered a small avalanche that sent him tumbling ...
Monday, June 20, 2022
Route Profile: Aiguille de I'M - North Ridge
The Aiguille de I'M is an odd feature in Boston Basin in the North Cascades National Park. Often referred to as "The M," this ...
Friday, June 17, 2022
AAC Universal Belay Standard - Belaying a Leader
The American Alpine Club has produced a handful of educational videos. The following video -- concerning lead belays -- is a follow up to th...
Monday, June 13, 2022
Route Profile - North Arête of Bear Creek Spire (5.8, III)
The approach to the North Arête, which is the first ridge to the left of the large notch. John Scripps. Bear Creek Spire (13,720'...
Friday, June 10, 2022
In Balance, Out-of-Balance
It seems simple, but the reality is that many serious falls take place in places that should not be that technical. Many falls take place i...
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