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The Rise of Indoor Climbing

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September 21 2017

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.

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Divine Fury and Norwegian Metal

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