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Tech Tip – Snag Free Rappels

Imagine this: you and your partner are hanging from a belay at the top of a deep, dark maw of a chimney that you need to rappel through. On the walls of the chimney are monstrous patina flakes and chicken heads you swear are licking their lithified lips for a taste of your rope. So […]

5 Climbing Towns Under 1000

Yeah, I know. Boulder (or Seattle, or Salt Lake City) is the best climbing town in the US of A. Any day of the week, I could climb classics of any grade, in any discipline of the sport. The best in the world come to climb and train there, and have for the past forty […]

Locals Corner

Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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