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Rock Climbing Styles by Jason Martin Posted Mon 17 Jun 2013 9:00am Many beginning level climbers are confused by the terminology used to define different styles of climbing. This isn't too surprising because there are a lot of terms that get thrown around. The following is a quick discussion of the different types and styles of climbing and what they entail. Toprope Climbing When a climber uses the term "t ... Read on »
I climbed a rock. by runaroundaroo Posted Thu 19 Jul 2012 1:26am Tuesday’s Workout Wanda: A complete rest day, for no reason other than “I didn’t fee like running”. Wednesday’s Workout Wanda: About 2 hours of rock climbing…then I slept thru run group. Oops. First…got check out my guest post at Oatmeal After Spinning . I met Lauren at the BLEND Retreat in May and have been doing whatever I can to fu ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 12/15/11 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 15 Dec 2011 9:00am Northwest: --The body of a hiker from New York was removed from Mount Rainier Tuesday. The body of Brian Grobois, 54, was located by helicopter in a remote area of upper Stevens Creek drainage on Monday evening.  To read more, click here . --A new guidebook to backcountry skiing in Oregon has recently been released by Mountaineers Boo ... Read on »
Climbing News from Here and Abroad -- August 6, 2009 by Jason Martin Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 11:53am Northwest: --A hiker reported missing on Mount Pilchuck has been found safe and in good condition. Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Rodney C. Rochon says the 30-year-old man was located by a search party on horseback at 10:43 a.m. Sunday. The hiker had been missing since the previous day. To read more, click here. Jens Holsten on Dragons ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/27/11 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 27 Jan 2011 9:00am Northwest: --A snowboarder out of bounds at Revelstoke Mountain Resort was lucky to escape with this life.  Revelstoke RCMP Cpl Rod Wiebe says a group of four ducked the operational boundary line in the Greely Bowl. While standing around deciding where to go, a section of snow broke away triggering an avalanche, taking one of the men dow ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/21/10 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 21 Jan 2010 6:00am A Special Note: The former president of the American Alpine Club, Mark Richey, is spearheading an effort to help the victims of Haiti's earthquake. In a letter to the climbing community Richey states that, "along with clean water, food and medical supplies, temporary shelter is desperately needed. Used tents, as long as they are functional, a ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 9/22/11 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 22 Sep 2011 9:01am Northwest: --The American Alpine Institute Gear Sale will take place on September 31st and October 1st. Join us in Bellingham for major deals and free climbing clinics! Sierra: --AAI Guide Chantel Astorga has really pushed the limits over the last year.  Late last summer she soloed Mescalito on El Capitan and last w ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 5/15/14 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 15 May 2014 9:00am Northwest: --A New Jersey climber fell to his death on the Northeast side of Mount Hood Tuesday morning, authorities said. At least one other climber reported seeing the deadly accident just after 8 a.m. The witness said the climber fell about 1,000 feet into the area of Eliot Glacier and appeared to be alone. To read more, click here  and her ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 10/28/10 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 28 Oct 2010 6:00am Northwest: --A Tacoma woman who became lost Saturday on a day hike near Lake Ingalls near Mount Stuart in Central Washington survived three nights in a series of snowstorms by wrapping herself in a plastic trash bag. Search and rescue personnel indicated that 50-year-old Natalya Manko wisely decided to return to the site where she lost he ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 2/3/11 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 03 Feb 2011 9:00am Northwest: --Three skiers who were out of bounds at Canada's Fernie Alpine Ski Resort survived an avalanche, say RCMP. The resort was called at 2:30 p.m. by a male skier who asked for help in rescuing his two friends. The hill then called Elk Valley RCMP, who were about to deploy with Fernie Search and Rescue, but they were called off w ... Read on »