Redstone Ice Conditions Update 1.9.17

Disclaimer: Ice climbing is dangerous, use the below information at your own risk. It may be completely inaccurate due to the rapidly changing nature of ice conditions. Even though I probably should have been out skiing pow with everyone else, we went climbing in Redstone to see how things were shaping

Joshua Tree Redux

The last time I visited Joshua Tree was in 2009. We’d been in So Cal for some concerts, and when they were over we had two days to spend there before heading back home. I left that trip with the impression that it was a stunning place, but the climbing

Ashima Shiraishi / climbing great

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Climbers

It’s that time of year again, time to worship at the altar of capitalism celebrate the holidays with friends and loved ones. And nothing says “I care” more than getting that special climber in your life the perfect piece of gear they’ve been missing. Below is a list of what

Bouldering video: Jakob Schubert climbing Bügeleisen Sit

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Tenaya Tarifa Shoe Review

The Tarifa is a high performance shoe that excels on technical terrain, while offering the usual comfort we’ve come to expect from Tenaya. Like all Tenaya shoes, they were fairly comfortable out of the box, though at first the fit felt funky, like my toes were being squashed together in the

The More You Know…

A busy Saturday at Lime Kiln, Arizona Strip. “People have no imagination for all the ways they can die. This is how we die, not finishing our knots and rappelling off the end of ropes!” – EH Almost every spring, we spend a week or two in Red Rocks. I’ve got family

A Crash Course in Confidence

A prime venue for getting back the confidence. The re-entry into trad climbing was a little rugged. Right off the belay on the second pitch, I was thrutching up a squeeze chimney with no gear for a ways. The climbing wasn’t hard, but I’ve never loved chimneys, some think they feel

Roca Endurance 9.6mm Rope Review

Climbing ropes get no respect. They get thrown off ledges, trampled by dogs and forgotten in cars on hot summer days. And despite all this abuse, we expect them to save our ungrateful butts every time we pitch off our project or blow the on-sight burn. And they do, every