Rock Climbing

  1. Why Affinity Spaces Are Complicated

    Why Affinity Spaces Are Complicated

    Bennett Rahn began climbing when she worked at an outdoor-focused middle school, and it wasn’t long before she was climbing with friends at the gym, then outdoors, then helping to teach others to climb. Along the way, affinity spaces have made a major difference for her.

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  2. 7 Reasons To Bring A Puffy Everywhere

    7 Reasons To Bring A Puffy Everywhere
    It's the multi-tool and secret hand shake of the outdoor gear world. Do you have one in your pack right now?
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  3. How Bibliographie Made Sean Bailey Rethink His Projecting Strategy

    Sean Bailey on Bibliographie.

    Up against the toughest route he'd ever tried, Sean Bailey found what had always worked before might not get him to the top this time. 

    The clock was ticking when Sean Bailey started working out the moves on Bibliographie—one of the hardest sport routes in the world—in Céüse, France. Following a World Cup competition, he had about eight weeks before his visa expired.

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  4. Anatomy of A Send

    Keenan Takahashi climbs Empath, 5.15a, in Tahoe.

    Keenan Takahashi breaks down how he unlocked Empath, 5.15a, in Tahoe.

    If genius is only, as they say, 1% inspiration—the rest being “perspiration,” or hard work—that seemingly tiny 1% has pretty oversize influence, right? But maybe it was that 1% that tipped Keenan Takahashi over the

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  5. What To Wear Indoor Rock Climbing

    What To Wear Indoor Rock Climbing

    Heading to a climbing gym? We’ve got something to tell you first.

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  6. Sean Bailey's Obsession Pays Off

    Sean Bailey relaxes on a day of sport climbing.

    Torn between comps and outdoor climbing, he’s not willing to give up either.

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  7. How To Convert Your Anti-Bouldering Parents

    Laura and Quinn doing The Stick Game. Doing routes on the fly by pointing out the next hold.

    It took a pandemic lockdown, but Quinn Mason turned her old-school parents on to bouldering in a big way.

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  8. Escaladora: When A Climb Is A Prayer

    Escaladora: When A Climb Is A Prayer

    Sunglasses, hood and helmet sheltered Monserrat Alvarez Matehuala from the cold sun above 17,000 feet—but underneath all that, lots was happening. On top of Iztaccihuatl, Mexico’s third highest peak, emotions were strong.

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  9. A New Kind Of Brave

    A New Kind Of Brave
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  10. 7 Tips for Staying Organized on A Climbing Road Trip

    7 Tips for Staying Organized on A Climbing Road Trip

    How to pack so your stuff won’t drive you crazy.

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  11. Super Ill with COVID-19, A Climber’s Life Is Changed

    Super Ill with COVID-19, A Climber’s Life Is Changed

    Justin Willis sought the rawest experiences in the mountains—but being sick widened his perspective.

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  12. The Making Of A Climber: Russia, Montana, Brooklyn And A Stubborn Attitude

    The Making Of A Climber: Russia, Montana, Brooklyn And A Stubborn Attitude

    In The Field With: Climber, Artist and Software Engineer Aleks Shineleva

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