Local Bouldering | ClimbNow

Local Bouldering | ClimbNow

The recent drier weather has allowed us to get out to some local bouldering venues to try and get finger strength and movement going. Some of the venues are well known, others are a bit more obscure.
American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Non-Event Feedback Loops

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Non-Event Feedback Loops

Many climbing and ski mountaineering accidents are the result of human error. There are a number of types of human error, but the most disconcerting and common type results from a non-event feedback loop.--I've been doing it this this...
Patagonia DAS Parka Review 2020

Patagonia DAS Parka Review 2020

The first Patagonia DAS Parka was released in 1992 and was THE belay parka climbers and alpinists HAD TO OWN! I bought my first one in the early 2000s and reviewed a later incarnation on here in 2014 ....
Last steps to the top (Eric Simonson)

Mt Vinson January 2022 availability

February 24, 2021 Last steps to the top (Eric Simonson) There were NO Mt. Vinson programs operated this past season (with any company) due to COVID.  For that reason there is now a backlog of climbers wishing to climb Mt Vinson...
Today’s Bargains: 4 End-of-Winter Steals

Today’s Bargains: 4 End-of-Winter Steals

March 19, 2021 | By Ilana Newman Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Home » Deals » Today’s Bargains: 4 End-of-Winter Steals Great outdoor gear...

Best Cheap Climbing Shoes Reviews for 5 Types of Climbers

Rock Climbing shoes are the 1st and foremost investment one makes when they decide to pick on rock climbing or bouldering as a sports hobby or workout.5. Affordable and Cheap Climbing Shoe BrandsWe are all price conscious to a...
Can I Climb on Wet Rock? A Guide to California Climbing After the Rain

Can I Climb on Wet Rock? A Guide to California Climbing After the Rain

  Photos by Spencer Josif. Contrary to popular belief, it DOES rain in California. But once the weather has passed, the question remains: how soon can you get back on your project? Although the conversation around climbing after a rain is nuanced,...
Ratho Quarry

Ratho Quarry

The sheltered Ratho Quarry has provided us with some good climbing recently with the rock feeling quite warm in the sunshine despite the air temperature.
American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Desert Winds and Camping

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Desert Winds and Camping

I love camping and climbing in the desert. There's something beautiful about the desert landscape. I lived in Las Vegas for nearly a decade and guided there.  Now I spend about six weeks a year in the desert, camping,...
Hoka One One Speedgoat 4 Wide Fit

Hoka One One Speedgoat 4 Wide Fit

Unless you’ve been avoiding the trail running boom then you will no doubt be familiar with the sight of Hoka One One shoes. Hoka One One was founded in France in 2009 by Nicolas Mermoud and Jean-Luc Diard who...
Repackaging oxygen for the trip to Base Camp on a yak (Ang Jangbu Sherpa)

IMG Preparations in full swing for Everest 2021

March 1, 2021   Repackaging oxygen for the trip to Base Camp on a yak (Ang Jangbu Sherpa) It’s March, and that means Everest season is just around the corner.  Over in Nepal, after a long hiatus, IMG Senior Guide Phunuru Sherpa...
The Bestselling Gear at Backcountry This Week

The Bestselling Gear at Backcountry This Week

March 19, 2021 | By Oghale Ekwa Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Home » Deals » The Bestselling Gear at Backcountry This Week Check out some of the bestselling...
Local Climbing, Bouldering, Running and Walking

Local Climbing, Bouldering, Running and Walking

We’ve been out as much as possible over the last few weeks making sure we keep fit and our skills are up to speed for when we’re able to get out in the wider environment with clients. Hopefully, that’s...
American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad

Northwest:--A skier died after an incident at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Idaho. Articles about the accident don't provide much detail.--Women owned, outdoor clothing brand, Nuu-Muu is hosting a virtual fundraiser on March 31st for the Brave Space Project and...
Edelrid Sendero Harness Review | Climbing Gear Reviews

Edelrid Sendero Harness Review | Climbing Gear Reviews

Edelrid have been nailing the harness game in recent years across the board from value for money basic rock climbing, to alpine, winter, sports ,children’s and even ‘extreme’ lightweight skimo models. Their Sendero harness is another winner which excels...
West Shoulder with ice block gone (Phunuru Sherpa)

Checking out the climbing route for Everest 2021

March 9, 2021 West Shoulder with ice block gone (Phunuru Sherpa) Upper Icefall (Phunuru Sherpa) Phunuru checked in from Phortse where he has been doing some training with our guide team, as well as recently taking a really incredible helicopter ride up...
Camping Deals: Save 20% On New Items During the REI Member Moment

Camping Deals: Save 20% On New Items During the REI Member Moment

March 19, 2021 | Sponsored Post Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Home » Deals » Camping Deals: Save 20% On New Items During the REI Member Moment The 2021...
Small Goals | ClimbNow

Small Goals | ClimbNow

During the lockdowns I’ve found it really useful to set myself some goals. Having a target, even a small one, definitely makes me more likely to get out and invariably I feel better for doing so. Over the last few...
American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Training for the West Buttress of Denali

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Training for the West Buttress of Denali

Sunrise over Denali (A. Stephen) The West Buttress of Denali is definitely one of the most classic mountaineering routes up one of the most iconic mountains in the world.  From the beautiful position deep in the rugged Alaska Range to...
SCARPA Phantom Tech Boot Review

SCARPA Phantom Tech Boot Review

This is the 3rd incarnation of the Phantom Boot that I have used, with 4 models having been offered by SCARPA now, over the years. The first being the snazzy red and yellow ones (I never actually used those),...

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