Independence Pass Trad IS Rad

Independence Pass Trad IS Rad

Thanks to the funky, metamorphic geology of the area, Independence Pass offers some of the steepest trad climbing this side of the Gunks.

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet Review

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet Review

Five hundred feet above the sandy Nevada desert, I realized I’d forgotten something: I had yet to start complaining to BJ about the helmet he was making me wear.

Rifle Clean up This Weekend

Rifle Clean up This Weekend

The annual Rifle Clean up is happening this coming Saturday, August 27th, and will involve the usual projects to help maintain the canyon.

La Sportiva Python Review

La Sportiva Python Review

I have a new secret weapon in the fight against gravity: a pair of orange La Sportiva slippers called the Pythons.

Chris Sharma Video Interview

Sterling Rope is putting out a series of five video interviews, and the first one, featuring Chris Sharma, was posted a couple days ago. It’s a fun glimpse into his daily routine of projecting hard routes, with of course a little plug for Sterling at the end. Enjoy! Chris Sharma – Sterling and Climbing from […]

Save Red Rocks

Save Red Rocks

Unless you’ve been under a rock recently, you likely know about the development that is threatening the beauty of Red Rocks. Tomorrow is the Clark County Commissioners meeting at which they will be deciding whether to approve or deny the concept plan for high density development on the mountain in the middle of Red Rock.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011 Recap

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011 Recap

Another summer trade show has come and gone, and what a whirlwind it was. Here’s a look at just about everything we saw, gear junkies, prepare to get your fix…

Rifle Women’s Weekend Clinic

Rifle Women’s Weekend Clinic

The good folks over at Glenwood Climbing Guides are putting together an excellent women’s-only clinic at Rifle in two weeks.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011

The annual Outdoor Retailer trade show is here! You can join in on the fun over on Facebook and Twitter, and look for in depth write ups next week. And if you’re here, be sure to say hello, I’ve got a ton of stickers with me!

Best of Summer Gear

Best of Summer Gear

The big news this week is, of course, the Summer Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, but before we get there I thought we’d take a look at some of the best new gear we’ve been using this summer.

Locals Corner

Redstone Ice Conditions 1.8.14

The ice in Redstone is in great shape, with all the standards looking good and many other things to climb on as well. Here are the details: Banzai Pipeline – has ice on it, may be climbable but will be very hard. The bolted route to its right is doable. Avocado Gully – In typical […]

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