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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Knots for Rappelling
There are two key knots for rappelling. The first is the overhand flat bend and the second is the barrel knot (sometimes referred to as the ...
Monday, September 27, 2021
How to Sleep Warm while Camping
REI has a fairly good group of videos on entry level tips and techniques. In this video, they cover: Sleeping Bag Selection Air Pad and Clos...
Friday, September 24, 2021
How to Use and Autobelay
Many rock gyms have auto-belay devices. These devices allow you to do a roped climb without a climbing partner. They increase your ability t...
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 9/23/21
Northwest: --Cascadia Weekly is reporting on the East Baker Lake Trail: "This trail area at the edge of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Nation...
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Don Striker Selected as Superintendent for North Cascades National Park Service Complex
The American Alpine Institute just received the following email from the National Park Service: SAN FRANCISCO - The National Park Service (N...
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
An Alternative Classics Tour of Boulder, CO
Boulder and the surrounding areas are home to literally thousands of rock routes. From Dream Canyon's China Doll (II, 5.14-) to the Dire...
Monday, September 20, 2021
Film Review: The Horn
Mountain rescue is a tough job. People are lost. People are injured. People are dead. And the rescuers have to go out and try to deal with...
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