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Motherhood & Climbing: A Chat with Legendary Climber Beth Rodden

We recognize the remarkable strength and resilience that mothers possess. For mothers who ar...
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Bivy Sacks: Part tent, part sleeping bag — pure convenience

A bivy sack or bivy shelter is a bit of a riddle—both sleeping bag and tent, and at the same t...
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Why Affinity Spaces Are Complicated

Bennett Rahn began climbing when she worked at an outdoor-focused middle school, and it wasn’t ...
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What To Wear Indoor Rock Climbing

Heading to a climbing gym? We’ve got something to tell you first. Never been to a climbin...
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10 Reasons To Pack A Bivy Sack Instead Of A Tent

Ever slept out in a bivy sack? If not, you’re missing out. Not sure what a bivy sack is, or w...
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Quinn Mason’s Fire For Climbing

There’s a photo of Quinn Mason when she was 9 years old, placing fourth at Youth Nationals, qu...
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Meet OR Ambassador Quinn Mason

There’s a photo of Quinn Mason when she was 9 years old, placing fourth at Youth Nationals, quali...
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Pro Advice: How to Choose Ice Climbing Gloves

You’ll need multiple pairs of gloves for ice climbing—here’s how to find the right ones.  It ...
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Your Guide To All Things Gore-Tex

Ever wonder what the difference is between all the different types of GORE-TEX®?  After all, isn...
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Yes You Can: Boulder Alone

Maybe your work schedule doesn’t coincide with your climbing partners’. Or maybe you simply need ...
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What It's Like To Start Climbing In Your 60s

On a typical weekday, if you were to show up alone at the climbing gym in Des Moines, Iowa, and s...
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The Definitive Guide To Climbing’s Least Sexy Moves

Some time ago, I participated in a climbing trivia competition at a local bouldering festival. Gi...