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Spring Training Tips

As my ice climbing season draws to a close, I start to focus on climbing goals for later in the year. Spring is the perfect time to start training for summer alpine and rock goals! Here is how I like to come out of hibernation: First, I like to set my goals and devote time…

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TIPS FOR PACKING FOR MULTI-PITCH ICE

When I first started venturing into longer winter climbing days, packing for multi-pitch ice climbs was overwhelming. I didn’t want to bring too much that it might weigh me down climbing, but I didn’t want to bring too little that I couldn’t stay warm. I wanted to be prepared for various situations, but how much…

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DARK ARTS

Let’s face it, dry tooling by its essence is weird. You’re scratching around on rock with sharp, hook shaped claws on your hands and feet, and for your hands they’re on the end of sticks giving you significant extra reach. Make no mistakes, this is aid climbing pure and simple, albeit a much more physical…

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DO SHOES MATTER WHEN CRACK CLIMBING? YES!

Have you ever tried to run a marathon in a pair of ski boots? Wearing the wrong crack climbing shoe can make your life just as miserable. Today’s climbing shoes are specifically designed for many types of terrain and there are a few things that you need to know about crack climbing’s demands on your…

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