Camalot X4: The Cutting Edge Camming Device

I recently purchased 4 Black Diamond Camalot x4’s for my trip back to Skagway Alaska for the summer. I Was super excited to start doing some trad climbing this summer and it has done nothing but rain since I’ve got here. Bummer because I’ve just starred at my new rack laying on the floor for […]

Climbing Anchors

I’ll have to admit I’m a little disappointed that I have not been out climbing yet this spring. It dawned on me today and suddenly I realized how ridiculous and absurd that is! So…… I’m going climbing this weekend and you should too. Time to brush up on those anchor building skills and get out […]

Essential Skills: Opposite and Opposed

By far my most passionate outdoor activity is climbing. I’m so stoked to get back on the rock and jam my hands and fingers into the “addicted” cracks! I’ve got a few trad leads finally under my belt and this summer I plan on mastering the purest form of climbing even more. I usually find […]

Hanging With Rannveig Aamodt…Quite Literally!

Meet Rannveig Aamodt. Climber extraordinaire, photographer, author and adventurer at heart, Rannveig has been climbing professionally for over 10 years, and is not one to shy away from even the most dramatic of cruxes. While climbing in April of 2012 Aamodt broke her back, both her ankles, her pelvis, and elbow in a 15m ground fall […]

Expedition Adventures, Not Just For Adults

As a child, I grew up in New York City. My father used to take me on “nature walks” in Inwood Park, a rare place on the island of Manhattan where you can actually, barring the sound of Riverside Drive and the GW bridge off in the distance, feel like you were back in primitive […]

Where To Go When You Want To Find Yourself……In The Middle Of Nowhere

We all go through times in our lives when we are uncertain of what is to come, what is to be, and what it all means. Times like these can drive us to the edge of our reason, cause us to feel suffocated, and cut off from the things we care most about. Fortunately at […]

Most Extreme Hiking Trails- Via Ferratas

Known for their sometimes terrifying ascents yet surprisingly controlled risk, A Via Ferrata is a special class of “protected” climbing route, classified by its characteristic “climber aids” which include iron/metal footholds and hand holds as wells as a steel support cable running alongside the route. While all this support provides the relief of not falling […]

South Dakota, an Unexpected Journey

On the road through rural South Dakota for a friends wedding, the anticipation was not present for the marriage between an old friend and his bride, but for the connection that I would face with crystal schist and virtually endless slabs in the area surrounding Mount Rushmore. Placated by trees, the first welcome we receive […]

2013 ABS14 National Bouldering Championship

Held in Colorado Springs this past weekend was the largest Bouldering competition in America! The ABS14 National Championship. 7x National Champion Daniel Woods remains the victor and hangs onto his title. 2nd – Ian Dory 3rd – Vasya Vorotnikov It’s insane what kind of problems these cats are doing these days. Bouldering is definitely breaking […]

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