Climbing Zimbabwe: Chimanimani National Park

Written & Photographed by Alex Kahn

Boulders of every shape stand before me, some the size of a coin, others bigger than a house. If an all-powerful being and Michelangelo joined forces to create an outdoor marble playground, it would look like Chimanimani National Park. White boulders with black and grey patterns appear blank and daunting, deterring those who are impatient. For those who persist, a variety of climbing holds slowly emerge from within the depths, creating mountains and valleys of endless possibility.

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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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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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