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Climbing January 2012 Archive

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How to Climb Your First Big Wall

Saturday January 28, 2012
Do you want to climb your first big wall this year? If you do, time is wasting. You need to start training now if you want to have great aid ... Read More

Meeting Reinhold Messner in Salt Lake City

Friday January 27, 2012
Last Saturday on day three at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, a large trade show for the outdoor industry, alpinist and climber Reinhold Messner stopped by the FalconGuides booth to ... Read More

OR Show Day 2: Two New Bouldering Books

Saturday January 21, 2012
Yesterday was "bouldering day" at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show in Salt Lake City with book signings by two authors of their new bouldering books--John Sherman with the new ... Read More

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market: Day 1 Update

Friday January 20, 2012
The Outdoor Retailer Winter Show in Salt Lake City, running from today, January 19, through Sunday, January 22, at the Salt Palace looks to be the biggest winter show ever ... Read More

Climber Jack Roberts Dies After Ice Climbing Fall in Colorado

Tuesday January 17, 2012
While driving across Colorado today, I heard on the radio that an ice climber had died after a fall on Bridalveil Falls near Telluride in southwestern Colorado. This evening my ... Read More

Book Review of Basic Rockcraft by Royal Robbins

Sunday January 15, 2012
Through the 1960s, Royal Robbins was one of the best rock climbers in the world and Yosemite Valley was his playground. Royal not only did many major first ascents in ... Read More

CBS Climbing Syndrome Linked to Rappel Anchors

Thursday January 12, 2012
Do you suffer from CBS? It's a syndrome that afflicts a lot of climbers. CBS particularly affects dirt-baggers, scarfers, and perennially unemployed climbers that live out of old VW vans, ... Read More

Hans Kammerlander Completes 2nd Seven Summits List

Monday January 9, 2012
On January 3, Hans Kammerlander, a 55-year-old mountaineer from South Tyrol in northern Italy, reached the summit of remote 15,919-foot (4,852 meters) Mount Tyree in the Vinson Massif in Antarctica ... Read More

Is there Rock Climbing on the Moon?

Friday January 6, 2012
Humans are scouring Planet Earth right now looking for unclimbed mountains, cliffs, and boulders. In the last couple decades, even the most remote corners of the globe have been explored ... Read More

Ouray Ice Festival is January 5 to 8

Sunday January 1, 2012
It's the time of the winter to sharpen up your ice axes and crampons and head to the Ouray Ice Park in southwestern Colorado. The famed 17th annual Ouray Ice ... Read More

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