Hiking Natural Bridge in Red River Gorge

Under side of Natural Bridge right - Horizontal Red River Gorge in the Boone National Forest of Kentucky is a treasure trove of natural wonders. Being a big hot spot for the rock climbing community, some don’t realize it also has endless miles of incredible hiking! For those who are vertically wary or just looking for an awesome rest day activity while climbing here, hiking Natural Bridge State Park is a must while in Red River Gorge!

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Climbing with Long Hair – 5 ways to deal

Climbing with Long hair
Matt Farrell took this photo of Jenifer Lavelle as she was bouldering “Crackhouse” an 85 ft V8/5.13 problem in Moab, UT

There are accomplishments and feats that set women apart from men, and aside from our good bits, a good indicator is the length of our hair. Guys, consider yourselves lucky—unless you choose to spend a couple years living out of your van, you probably don’t have long, luscious hair.

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Bouldering in New Jersey: The Sourland Smackdown!

Mike Kleban bouldering in Half Moon with chalk dust in the air

With a dense haze of chalk dust floating in the air, the morning sun gleams down through the trees onto the scattered crowds of boulderers cheering each other on in the heated competition known as the Sourlands Smackdown! See what makes this outdoor event and location a growing cornerstone for bouldering in New Jersey!

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Time to Climb America Tour: Melvin “Sloth” Rivera

Melvin Rivera on the Time to Climb America Tour in Bishop California

Hailing from the Silk-City streets of Paterson, NJ this climber has been grabbing plastic & stone for over 4 years now. Whether it be his local go-to spot in the Gunks of NY state, taking a drive up to Rumney, NH or flying out to Red Rock and Bishop. See what motivates this “Joe-Schmo” climber to be crushing V7s and 5.12s outside.

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Choosing Hiking Boots: 5 Things to Consider

Dan Kasper hiking in the CatskillsWith Spring officially here many of us are getting outside and hitting either the trails, crags or mountains. Choosing hiking boots can be a daunting task of trial and error. Depending on your activities and budget you may find yourself looking for one pair of all around hiking boots or several pairs for variety of options similar to your climbing trad rack. Here are 5 recommendations to help you alleviate some of the hassle and mistakes!

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Time to Climb America Tour: Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest

Woman climber at Mt. Washington Valley Ice festThe Time to Climb America Tour decided to kick off 2016 at one of America’s first & longest running ice climbing festivals: The Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest! Going on 23 consecutive years now in the White Mountains of New Hampshire , lets see why this climbing festival is all about!

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