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How to Choose a Pair of Rock Climbing Shoes by Jason Martin Posted Tue 02 Apr 2013 9:00am Bryan from Oregon Outside has put together a great tutorial on rock shoes. In the following video he quickly goes through a number of different considerations that you might have when choosing a rock shoe. Check it out below --Jason D. Martin Read on »
Gear Review: Patagonia Cragmaster Approach Shoe by Jason Martin Posted Fri 27 Sep 2013 9:00am The utility of a good approach shoe for rock and alpine climbing is not to be underestimated. Most climbers starting out their first few seasons will get by with whatever light hiking shoes they use normally while in the outdoors. This is fine for a time, but as one’s climbing ability increases and your objectives become more significant havi ... Read on »
Review: Salewa ALP Trainer GTX approach shoe by Kaitlyn W. Facebook Posted Fri 27 Jul 2012 10:48am   These trails shoes are not for the faint of heart. Sturdy, durable, and rugged all describe this approach shoe. First, we must begin by answering what is an approach shoe? Approach shoe: A hybrid trail shoe that combines the characteristics of a hiking shoe with that of a rock climbing shoe. Of course, when you first look at ... 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 »
Rock Climbing in the Gunks by Chris Fotache Posted Mon 14 Sep 2009 9:50am Yesterday I finally went to try rock climbing for the first time in my life. I've been planning this since around 2007... when I paid for the introductory lesson, but I just didn't have time or favorable weather to do it. I really procrastinated, but finally I decided to call the EMS Climbing School and use my credit. I think I was naturally attrac ... Read on »
Rock Climbing Adventure by Raw Is Sexy Posted Mon 16 Jan 2012 8:30pm Rock climbing rocks!  Up until last weekend, I had only experienced rock climbing at indoor rock gyms.  This past Sunday, however, I experienced this: And I climbed this (I even made it to the top!) ... Read on »
Go Climb a Rock by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 8:11pm It's Thursday, so it's time for a personal introspection blog. At times I get quizzical looks for being vegan, playing the Japanese flute, or wearing black. However, the most unusual looks from my peers occur when they see photos like this one of Dark Shadows on Mescalito North in Red Rocks, Nevada. Winter mountaineering ... Read on »
#4 Rock Climbing… FINALLY crossed off! by Dezolutions Posted Sun 21 Aug 2011 10:59am I’ve been wanted to go rock climbing for quite some time. This was my lucky year! I grabbed some hardcore taekwondo friends and head out to Rock Spot Climbing in Boston (near Dedham) We all go in and sign some waivers and get our gear.  Rock Spot was pretty efficient and got us started right away. $36 for a lesson and a full day pass ... Read on »
Fun Packages by sprinklemassacre Posted Mon 14 Jan 2013 9:00am Last week, I got two pretty exciting packages in the mail. At Blend Retreat, last May, I won a $50 gift card to Bob’s Red Mill which I had yet to use until last week, mostly because I couldn’t decide what I wanted. But I finally narrowed it down.   Shipping ended up being about $20, so I only got $30 worth of stuf ... Read on »
Lincoln's Throat - Swallow Hard by John Lacroix Posted Fri 06 Nov 2009 10:02pm What: Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Lafayette Where: Franconia Notch, NH When: Monday, October 12, 2009 Who: Sherpa John and Bryan Mazaykia ------------------------------------ As a younger hiker I'd taken many trips up the Old Bridle Path to the Greenleaf Hut or Mount Lafayette. I'd glare out across the Walker Ravine and marvel at the sco ... Read on »