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    New Shirts: Spread Your Legs And Trust The Rubber

    Nov 25 • 135 Views • No Comments

    “Spread your legs and trust the rubber,” it’s an old climbing saying, I first heard in Joshua Tree many years ago. We aren’t the first to use it, and probably not even the first to put it on a t-shirt, but what the hell, we figured,...

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    Review – High on Moab by Karl Kelley

    Nov 24 • 625 Views • 2 Comments

    “This book is a gift…Karl’s gift to you,” writes Fred Knapp from Sharp End Publishing, in the foreword for the new guidebook, “High on Moab” by Karl Kelley. I can’t think of truer words to start off my review. Reviewed by Luke Mehall, publisher...

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    All Our Kindle E-Zines and E-Books are between $0.99 and $4.99

    Nov 22 • 84 Views • No Comments

    The Climbing Zine, stories that make you feel this good! (photo by Rowan Hill, Pigeon Spire, Bugaboos) In celebration of the upcoming holidaze (not a typo) we are lowering all of the prices on the Kindle versions of our books and zines. Here’s a list of...

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    Review: Mammut Sensor Rope

    Nov 17 • 280 Views • No Comments

    The Mammut Sensor is a perfect name for a rope that encourages safety in the way it feels and handles. Retail: 60 meter, 10mm: $299.95  70 meter, 10mm: $319.95 I’ve climbed on Mammut ropes more than any other brand, and they have proven to be reliable and...

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    Explaining a Memorial Toilet by Luke Mehall

    Nov 13 • 666 Views • 2 Comments

    A memorial toilet is a hard thing to explain. But that’s exactly what my friends were constructing last weekend, a new toilet in the Super Bowl campground in Indian Creek, Utah to honor a fallen comrade, Kevin “K-Bone” Volkening, who died doing what he...

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    Review: Edelrid Corbie 8.6mm Rope

    Oct 25 • 495 Views • No Comments

    Light is Right! is the new slogan for today’s alpinism. We pare down the grams in our clothing, sleep systems, and carabiners…but is it worth going light on a rope? After all, the rope is the major non-redundant link in the belay system; if you’re a...

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Review: Mammut Sensor Rope

Nov 17 • 280 Views • No Comments

The Mammut Sensor is a perfect name for a rope that encourages safety in the way it feels and handles. Retail: 60 meter, 10mm: $299.95  70 meter, 10mm: $319.95 I’ve...

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Review: Edelrid Corbie 8.6mm Rope

Light is Right! is the new slogan for today’s alpinism. We pare down the grams in our clothing, sleep systems, and carabiners…but is it...

Oct 25 • 495 Views

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Samson’s Top 5, New Climbing Products

As usual the Summer Outdoor Retailer (OR) show in August presented the latest and greatest new gear to climbing media. And, as usual Samson...

Oct 8 • 534 Views

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Review: Evolv Addict

For a climbing slipper priced under $100 the Evolv Addict may be the best out there. The Addicts are a comfortable and durable shoe and one...

Oct 7 • 500 Views

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Review: Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody

Soft-shell clothing has become popular over the years because of its adaptability, allowing athletes to bring fewer clothes and be more...

Sep 11 • 608 Views

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Review: Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device

There’s always room for innovation in climbing gear, but I thought belay devices had been pretty well figured out. I clip my ATC Guide to...

Sep 4 • 537 Views

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Review: 5.10 Guides

The 5.10 Guide Tennies have long been my favorite approach shoes. I like them primarily for two reasons: the burly sticky rubber on the...

Aug 3 • 1378 Views

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Review: The Belaggles, Belay Glasses

“What are those?” I’ve been asked that question 20 times in the last month, while testing out my new belay glasses. They look like a...

Aug 1 • 2276 Views

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Review: Sanuk Hemp

Sanuks have always looked comfortable and sexy – I’ve wanted to check out a pair for a while now. The model I tested out the “Hemp”...

Jun 15 • 635 Views

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Review: Scarpa Zen Pro

Amongst the wide variety of approach shoes available today, these shoes stand out as the armored tank of the fleet. They are extremely...

May 20 • 3491 Views

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Review: Core Concepts Hot Dome Hoody

I have a hard time with gear geeks, those who go on and on about features of the equipment for the outdoors. For me, I either like it, or I...

May 11 • 1020 Views

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Dirtbag State of Mind

“Everythings fine I’m in a dirtbag state of mind” In addition to getting our zines, e-zines and books out there, The...

May 11 • 909 Views

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Review – High on Moab by Karl Kelley

Nov 24 • 625 Views • 2 Comments

“This book is a gift…Karl’s gift to you,” writes Fred Knapp from Sharp End Publishing, in the foreword for the new guidebook, “High on Moab” by Karl Kelley....

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Explaining a Memorial Toilet by Luke Mehall

A memorial toilet is a hard thing to explain. But that’s exactly what my friends were constructing last weekend, a...

Nov 13 • 666 Views

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The Light and Dark Sides of Free Soloing by Alexa Flower

I’ve heard some describe Yosemite as a vortex, and so is the culture that comes with it. I am sucked into soloing...

Oct 3 • 810 Views

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The Sanctity of High Places – On The Diamond by Drew Thayer

The clean smell of wet granite brings me to my senses like nothing else does. (Except maybe coffee…yeah, let’s all...

Sep 12 • 519 Views

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Psicocomp 2014 Photos

“The Psicocomp was even better than last year,” seems to sum up the response to the second annual deep water...

Aug 14 • 1337 Views

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Dreaming, Waking, and Remembering What Matters by Drew Thayer

The Dream In May 2012 I leaned against the rail of the overlook on the North Chasm View Wall on a balmy afternoon,...

Jun 29 • 1838 Views

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A Scenic Cruise and Then Some in the Black Canyon by Alexa Flower

As we descended further into the dark abyss, that haunting, uncanny mood settled in once again. It was an awareness I...

Jun 9 • 1448 Views

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Hanging with Stacy Bare and Dodging Watermelons by Luke Mehall

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Hunter S. Thompson made a life and a living off that concept. I was...

Jun 4 • 865 Views

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Fear and Dehydration in Colorado’s Biggest Hole by Drew Thayer

Early summer in Durango, Colorado is great. Blissful. Idyllic. A typical afternoon usually involves waking up from a...

May 27 • 990 Views

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International Climbers’ Festival 2014 in Lander, Wyoming

“This is a low key festival that was formed to share the genuine love of climbing.” That’s how Mandy Pohja...

May 21 • 1863 Views

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Who is Famous and What Is Hard? with Seth Adams

It was 2004 and Kelly Cordes and Josh Wharton had just climbed the Azeem Ridge on Great Trango Tower in Pakistan, which...

May 7 • 1438 Views

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An Ego Spanking In The Gunks by Drew Thayer

We all need to be taken down a notch, as my mother would say, every once in a while. While I don’t necessarily enjoy...

Apr 26 • 1301 Views