A crisp morning in Salt Lake City with a projected high of 45 degrees typically means only one thing to climbing locals, a day in LCC. This is the acronym the community has assigned one of the city’s outstanding nearby crags known as Little Cottonwood Canyon. Although it may not be considered a world-class destination, it is by no means the worst place to have as a backyard playground. An extensive climbing tradition, forged by some of history’s boldest first ascensionists, run-out slabs, and splitters cracks make the canyon a perfect training ground for aspiring granite ninjas.
The Bat Cave in the town of Truth or Consequences is New Mexico native Ben Hanna’s playground. Having projected some of the routes in the past, Ben sent Helsinki (5.14d), New Mexico’s hardest climb.
On September 20, 2017, Dave Anderson and Szu-ting Yi completed a north to south traverse of the Wind River Range in Wyoming. They also summited 33 of the named peaks along the Continental Divide. The husband and wife team traveled 162 miles and their elevation gain and loss was over 68,000 ft (which is the equivalent of climbing Everest five times, basecamp to summit).
If you're in the market for a new climbing shoe, chances are you're reading this article because you're doing some research before making an investment on a new pair. While reading individual shoe reviews about another climber's test drive is helpful, every shoe, foot, and individual's climbing needs are different. Whether you're new to climbing or frustrated after having made a few bad purchases, this article points you in the right direction of how to choose the best shoe for you.
As a fun competitive exercise, climbing is really popular among adults. But what most people don't realize is that kids can get a lot out of climbing, too! Lots of kids choose to have their birthday party or special events at a climbing gym. While that's great, making climbing a part of their lifestyle is an even better way to get kids to learn these ten important lessons.
The primary goal of climbing well is using as little energy as possible. Climbing requires different techniques for different situations: whether static or dynamic. Dynamic movements, compared to static, need a quicker, more powerful response to complete the move. Static actions are more straightforward and save more energy, but it's important to complement your static climbing with explosive, dynamic movements.
If you’ve ever had a conversation about rock climbing in Hawaii, the words “There’s no climbing in Hawaii,” more than likely came out of someone’s mouth. It’s a misconception that seems to be permanent in the collective mind of rock climbers, despite Hawaii having some recent features in Rock & Ice and Climbing Magazine, as well as the constant stream of pictures and video the climbers here post to social media.
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The New York Times recently ran an article aptly called "A Boom in Rock Climbing, Minus the Rocks," chronicling the growing popularity of indoor rock climbing facilities.