Chris Kalman

  1. Hemingway Was Right

    Hemingway Was Right
    Hemingway was right—mountaineering is one of the three true sports. Obviously the rest—like, rock climbing—are just games.
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  2. What My Parents Think I Climb

    What My Parents Think I Climb
    How to field seemingly absurd questions from your non-climber loved ones.
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  3. Climbing Made Me A Better ... Boyfriend

    Climbing Made Me A Better ... Boyfriend
    Some relationship lessons come easier than others, just like climbing routes.
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  4. Privilege, Guilt And Enjoying The Outdoors

    Privilege, Guilt And Enjoying The Outdoors
    Privilege and unfairness exists even in the outdoors. In an unfair world, what should our roles be? Hint: A hike might be more beneficial than a Facebook post.
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  5. Sure, I've Heard About Your FKT. What About A FKTIK?

    Sure, I've Heard About Your FKT. What About A FKTIK?
    Chris Kalman digs deep for a "Fastest Known Time I Know" on Banff's Sulphur Mountain, and it's everything.
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  6. The Best Worst Trad Climbing in the U.S.

    The Best Worst Trad Climbing in the U.S.
    Meet Rocky Mountain National Park's famous, funky multipitch granite crag
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  7. Lawsuit: California Called Out For Good Granite Monopoly*

    Lawsuit: California Called Out For Good Granite Monopoly*
    Whistleblowers from other states allege California holding unfair amount of perfect rock.
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  8. Got Instagram Climbing Envy?

    Got Instagram Climbing Envy?
    If all those sun's-out-guns-out climbing photos are getting you down, maybe it's time to take stock of your priorities.
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  9. What If We Lost Indian Creek?

    What If We Lost Indian Creek?
    If federal lands are transfered to states, there's no guarantee places like the Creek will stay as they are.
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  10. The Hardest Thing To Think About: Losing Friends In The Mountains

    The Hardest Thing To Think About: Losing Friends In The Mountains
    Sometimes the best thing might be to turn it down a notch.
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  11. What It Really Takes to Write A Climbing Guidebook

    What It Really Takes to Write A Climbing Guidebook
    Think writing the new Index guidebook is just climbing and shooting photos? Think 'shwacking, scrubbing, drilling and more.
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  12. Whiskey, Headlamps And A Crooked Neck

    Whiskey, Headlamps And A Crooked Neck
    Remembering climbing with Cory Hall, 1989-2014.
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