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Our Climbing Community: OId, New, & Continued Connections.

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Jun 162015
 
Our Climbing Community: OId, New, & Continued Connections.

With climbing, I have gone through many transitions – from gym climber to climbing outdoors, from sport climber to trad climber, from girlfriend climber to climber girlfriend (trust me, there’s a difference), and for me probably most importantly from being someone who enjoys climbing to being a climber – invested fully and completely in this Read more…

Get Your Kicks on the Crucifix: by Walker Emerson

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Jun 112015
 
Get Your Kicks on the Crucifix: by Walker Emerson

The Crucifix viewed from the ground on a hot summer day. Photo by Walker Emerson   The Crucifix is a beautiful line that ascends Higher Cathedral in Yosemite Valley. The route follows a series of cracks with a prominent horizontal feature at two thirds that forms a cross. Endless wide cracks split colorful clean rock, and Read more…

Trip Report: Smith Rock Spring Thing! by Erin Monahan

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Jun 092015
 
Trip Report: Smith Rock Spring Thing! by Erin Monahan

I peeled open the tent at 6am. Inhaling juniper rich air, my eyes widened at the sight of the Crooked River snaking through Smith Rock State Park. Considering the view, my mind went back to countless journeys weaving through tuff and basalt, two encounters with the Monkey Face, and one cold, September night that had Read more…