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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
No Shortcuts - Ski Training Video
It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to become one of the top big mountain skiers in the world. Pro skier Dane Tudor is at the top of ...
Friday, November 20, 2020
Book Review: Cold Wars by Andy Kirkpatrick
A few weeks ago we reviewed Andy Kirkpatrick's amazing book, Psychovertical . That piece humorously chronicles Kirkpatrick's obsessi...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
One of the most inconsistent things in the entire world of climbing are climbing commands. Climbers commonly hook up for a day of climbing w...
Monday, November 16, 2020
Getting Rid of the Funk: How to Clean Your Climbing Shoes
I sat down on the bench next to my partner. We'd just finished a dawn patrol at the climbing gym. And though it was cool outside and e...
Friday, November 13, 2020
I was in Red Rock Canyon, just below the first bolt, when my foot smeared off. My stance was somewhat sideways and if I didn't have a ro...
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 11/12/20
Northwest: --Mt. Rainier National Park is reporting that, "On Sunday, November 8th, a snowshoer who had been missing overnight was loca...
Friday, November 6, 2020
The Business of Ski Resorts
This is a fascinating look at why ski tickets are so expensive. It looks at the both the business of the ski resort, as well as how a town s...
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