Blake Herrington

  1. Fred Beckey's Unintended Legacy

    Fred Beckey's Unintended Legacy
    Fred Beckey, one of history's most prodigious climbers, was known for climbing with more partners than probably anyone else in the world. Blake Herrington explains how, perhaps without realizing, Beckey left behind a legacy of friends and climbing partners who mean more to each other than the climbs themselves.
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  2. Opinion: What Do We Mean When We Say "Alpine" Climbing?

    Opinion: What Do We Mean When We Say "Alpine" Climbing?
    Don't let a route's label scare you away. Blake Herrington argues that most U.S. climbing routes labeled "alpine" have few in the way of true objective alpine hazards.
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  3. 7 Myths Of Climbing Wisdom

    7 Myths Of Climbing Wisdom
    Lots of rumors about how to do things, and how to be safe, pervade the climbing community. Here Blake Herrington hashes out the old wives' tales and sifts for the truth.
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  4. 4 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do With A Bug Net

    4 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do With A Bug Net
    Mosquito season's around the corner—here's how to make that bug net you packed pull double duty!
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  5. A Spain Sport Climbing Tick List

    A Spain Sport Climbing Tick List
    Blake Herrington lays out a list of 5-star routes to try near Chulilla, Spain, with beta to boot.
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  6. How To Write A Guidebook: Beg, Borrow And Deal

    How To Write A Guidebook: Beg, Borrow And Deal
    Blake Herrington's secrets to writing a guidebook—or paying off your friends.
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  7. What's YOUR climbing style ... PNW? New England? Or Southeast?

    What's YOUR climbing style ... PNW? New England? Or Southeast?
    Dissecting America's quirky climbers' habitats.
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  8. Climbers Are Gross. But maybe really smart.

    Climbers Are Gross. But maybe really smart.
    Want a look into climbers' minds? Take a peek at their route names.
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  9. 4 Tools You Need For Cleaning Overgrown Climbing Routes

    4 Tools You Need For Cleaning Overgrown Climbing Routes
    How to reclaim climbing routes from the ever-encroaching grip of the forest.
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  10. Insider's Guide To Climbing Index's Under-The-Radar Gems

    Insider's Guide To Climbing Index's Under-The-Radar Gems
    PNW local Blake Herrington spills the beta on Index's rarely climbed, but high-quality, classics.
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  11. This Hack Will Keep You Warmer On Early Spring Climbs

    This Hack Will Keep You Warmer On Early Spring Climbs
    Blake Herrington gives three quick steps for making recycled leg warmers.
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  12. MountainProject.com Route of the Week: JR Token Extended

    MountainProject.com Route of the Week: JR Token Extended
    If you like thin hand cracks, this route's for you.
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