Having been climbing for as long as I can physically remember, I have been privy to a variety of changes in the climbing community. One of the changes that stands out the most is the extremely fast rate at which limits are being pushed and physical feats are being accomplished. There used to be a few climbers here or there that were setting the standards for difficult climbing- they were icons that we all watched and assumed we could never understand or become.
That psyche at the end of a sunny day can largely define a mountain town. The streets buzz with energy as people grin like fools, boast of triumphs and recount near misses and spills. The feeling is addictive: people rush to the outdoors in search of adventure to get their fix. Whether it’s on the rock, up in the air, on a boat, or just in a good pair of hikers, there is an underlying motive: to get out and commune with nature.
Training For Ice and Mixed Climbing Series brought to you by Furnace Industries continues with part 4 of our series – Hard Core.
They’re the creepy crawly things that make us shiver, gasp & hesitate at the thought of running into them while climbing. These are the examples & tales of climbers from around the world who encountered more than they bargained for while out at the crag.
Training For Ice and Mixed Climbing Series brought to you by Furnace Industries continues with part 3 of our series – Basic Core.
Bonds made while climbing can become as solid as the rock we climb, as brothers & sisters we create these levels of trust that often last a lifetime. Meet the Beta Sisters.
Training For Ice and Mixed Climbing Series brought to you by Furnace Industries continues with the second part of our series – Fortification.
Written By Alex Kahn
We have entered a time in climbing history where not only does the average rock climber learn to climb inside a state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility, but they rarely, if ever, experience the act of climbing on real rock.
Written by Morgan Nankivell
The 2nd installment of Morgan’s journey backpacking and taking on the Pemi Loop inside the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
(Read the 1st installment here)