Written by Cristin Knowlton of Fox Mountain Guides
Trying to hire a rock climbing guide? The process can be tricky and confusing. Why? The term “guide” itself is very loaded. Depending on the industry, it can have a variety of meanings the typical consumer might know nothing about but should. Fundamentally, a guide is a person who shares their knowledge/skills about a particular topic with another, presumably less-informed person; at their essence, they are teachers. We seek them out for expertise we don’t have or for experiences we can’t have without them. Regardless of type, be it a city tour guide, rafting guide, hiking guide, climbing guide, fishing guide, mountain biking guide, dance or jujitsu instructor, they have some skill we are willing to pay for. Continue reading “Your Guide to Hiring a Rock Climbing Guide”
I’ve been climbing for almost two decades now and somewhere along the line I figured out that you don’t have to go to Bishop, Hueco, or any other recognized destination to boulder world-class lines. Some of my favorite climbs have been off the beaten path on some unknown or forgotten rock in the middle of Podunk. And as much as I’ve traveled, I am still drawn to Rimrock in the Allegheny National Forest. There’s nothing like grappling gritstone high on the hillsides above the river valley, with the wind in the trees and the ethereal sound of wood thrushes trilling in the air. Continue reading “Bouldering Rimrock Overlook in Allegheny National Forest”
The White Mountains of NH are incredible beautiful, vast & rugged. They are home to some of the highest & most challenging peaks found in the Northeast. Hikers make their way up along the AT enter into this wilderness often with the Lonesome Lake Hut being the first place to greet them.
Known as one of the most iconic views to NJ’s mountains region and a major gateway for those entering the state from the west. The Delaware Water Gap sits between two peaks, Mount Mimsei & Mount Tammany carved apart by glaciers and the Delaware river itself.
The Tri-State Bouldering Series Championship in NYC was as epic as any of us could have imagined! We followed the series on its last stop for the infamous Gotham Citizens & TBS Championship competition at The Cliffs at LIC in Long Island City, NY! Check out who won, the photos captured and the replays of all the action!
The Tri-State Bouldering Series has officially made its 4th stop of the bouldering series – the famous Feats of Strength competition at The Cliffs at Valhalla in Valhalla, New York! Check out the photos we captured from action at the finals of this comp!
Beautiful beaches, turquoise seas and virgin limestone sea cliffs, a deep water soloing paradise really. El Nido located on the northern end of the island of Palawan in the Philippines is home to this very scenario waiting for those willing to make their first ascents.
The Tri-State Bouldering Series made it’s way across the river for it’s 3rd stop of the bouldering series – The Brawl Competition at NJ Rock Gym in Fairfield, New Jersey! Check out the photos & action we captured from the comp!