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Nestled on the southern edge of Canyonlands National Park, Needles District is a land that, until recently, was hard to tell where you were. Today, this is the crack climbing promised land. By Luke Mehall Even five years ago there were no signs for this place that is now known world wide as Indian Creek…(Read More)

Known for steep and deep skiing, summers here are quiet.  But there’s something happening in this northern New Mexican mountain oasis. It’s an evolution of how people see this land.  Some call it a revolution. If you’re into adventure away from the crowds, you might want to swing through Taos. And you…(Read More)

Rock climbing in this secret gem is as captivating as it is tough, and the more you know about its history, the stranger it gets. by Brandon Mathis On the western outskirts of Colorado’s San Luis Valley, narrow canyons form hallways of hard volcanic rock, rounded smooth from wind and rain. Corridors are hidden…(Read More)

chicks climbing and skiing

These girls of Chicks Climbing and Skiing rock, on ice. Chicks Climbing & Skiing is all about building community. The female-only mountain sports club travels the world showing women how to tap their inner power with a backdrop of rock, ice and steep mountains, “They learn better in a women’s only environment,” says…(Read More)

Our staff pick videos from some favorite adventures and what you should give them try : Hit the sand Sandboarding in Alamosa, Colorado, was one of the most unique experiences we had this year. It was also more of a workout than we anticipated. It’s like snowboarding, but more difficult. “The main difference here is…(Read More)

sport climbing kilonewtons

So, you have rock climbing fever and all your friends and family keep saying the same thing: “But isn’t that dangerous?” Next time, explain you’re just a hopeless argonaut, and throw in a little physics to back you up. And it all starts with the father of it all, Sir Isaac Newton. Here…(Read More)

sport climbing ropes, carabiners, and qucikdraws

How to sport climb

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Tie in and learn what sport climbing is all about Rock climbing is among the freest and purest forms of athleticism that our primate selves can pursue. Sport climbing, or climbing for fun, is typically short single-pitch climbs in an area of concentrated surrounding routes. It pertains to an initial climber following that route…(Read More)

So, you have your ice axes – your tools, as they say. You have your waterproof, weatherproof boots – don’t tell how much they cost. You have your crampons, medieval looking devices that fit boots with spikes, allowing you to step and kick reliably into sheets of ice as sheer as a window…(Read More)