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Toproping on Sport Climbs by Jason Martin Posted Fri 09 Apr 2010 6:00am Pulling through the last few moves on “Lude Crude and Misconstrued,” a popular 5.9 located in the Black Corridor of Red Rocks, is not a particularly difficult thing to do. The moves at the top are easy. No instead, the scariest part of the climb is not the climb itself, but the anchors. So many people have put their rope through the chains at the ... Read on »
Toproping Sport Climbs by Jason Martin Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:11pm Pulling through the last few moves on “Lude Crude and Misconstrued,” a popular 5.9 located in the Black Corridor of Red Rocks, is not a particularly difficult thing to do. The moves at the top are easy. No instead, the scariest part of the climb is not the climb itself, but the anchors. So many people have put their rope through the chains at the t ... Read on »
Toproping Sport Climbs by Jason Martin Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 9:00am Pulling through the last few moves on “Lude Crude and Misconstrued,” a popular 5.9 located in the Black Corridor of Red Rocks, is not a particularly difficult thing to do. The moves at the top are easy. No instead, the scariest part of the climb is not the climb itself, but the anchors. So many people have put their rope through the chains at ... Read on »
Toproping Sport Climbs by Jason Martin Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 9:00am Pulling through the last few moves on “Lude Crude and Misconstrued,” a popular 5.9 located in the Black Corridor of Red Rock Canyon , is not a particularly difficult thing to do. The moves at the top are easy. No instead, the scariest part of the climb is not the climb itself, but the anchors. So many people have put their rope through the chains ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 2/25/10 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 25 Feb 2010 6:00am Northwest: --Three experienced cross-country skiers who were buried after an avalanche near Clearwater, B.C., last Wednesday were able to escape, but one of them later died in hospital after a long journey back to town. RCMP said the men were in an area known as "the frowbowl," which is located on the north side of Raft Peak near Clearwater, ... Read on »
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 »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 7/1/10 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 01 Jul 2010 6:00am Northwest --A 38-year-old Seattle man died in a fall late Tuesday or early Wednesday while hiking in the Cascade Mountains near Snoqualmie Pass. His body was recovered Wednesday afternoon by the King County Sheriff's Office helicopter. According to the sheriff's office, the man was reported missing about 11 p.m. Wednesday by his sister afte ... Read on »
Climbing and Oudoor News from Here and Abroad - 12/30/10 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 30 Dec 2010 9:00am Northwest: --Four snowshoers were lost on Sunday after losing the main trail in the Gold Creek Snow Park.  They contacted 911 after having left their cars 4 hours earlier, and deputies maintained contact with them to find them.  Snowmobiles were used to search the area, however on Monday these snowshoers were found in an area that was inacce ... Read on »
The American Safe Climbing Association and the Anchor Replacement Inititive by Jason Martin Posted Tue 20 Apr 2010 6:00am 1 Comment It was 2006 and I was preparing for the American Mountain Guides Association Rock Guides Exam. At that time I was trying to climb as many long routes in Red Rock Canyon as possible in order to be as prepared as I could be. One of the prep routes was a fantastic thirteen-pitch 5.9 called the Birdhunter Buttress. The thirty-something year-old ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 2/16/12 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 16 Feb 2012 9:00am Northwest: --"Three people were killed when the small plane they were in crashed early Wednesday near North Bend. Sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West said the single-engine Cessna 172 crashed just after 2 a.m. on the Little Si section of Mount Si. The plane hit a shear face on the lower peak at about the 2,000 foot level, killing the woman and two ... Read on »