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Updated Articles and Resources

By Stewart Green

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Sticky Rubber on Your Rock Shoes Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Rock climbing shoes help you climb better and the sticky rubber on the soles of the shoes make a difference in your climbing performance. Learn about sticky rubber on rock shoes, a study about sticky rubber, and how to pick a shoe rubber.
    • Resoling Your Rock Shoes Created: Friday, July 11, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Good climbing shoes are expensive. Resoling your rock shoes is inexpensive. Get your rock shoes resoled by a reputable cobbler and you’ll be surprised how much life they have left in them. Find out how and why to get resoles on rock shoes.
    • Buy & Use Eco-Friendly and Animal-Friendly Climbing Equipment Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Is rock climbing gear eco-friendly? Find out what climbing gear is eco-friendly and animal-friendly, how to buy equipment like eco-friendly rock shoes, and how to make your gear last to lessen your climbing footprint.
    • Evidence of Yetis Found in Central Russia? Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A 2011 conference in central Russia said that there was "irrefutable evidence," particularly in the Kemerovo state in Russia, that proves that the Yeti and Bigfoot creatures exist. Some scientists, however, disputed the findings and said that the evidence was faked. Read more about Yetis and proof of their existence.
    • Dateline 2012: Manaslu Avalanche Killed 11 Climbers Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      In the early morning hours of September 22, 2012, a huge avalanche swept down Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, erasing Camp 3 high on the mountain and killing 11 climbers. Climbers at Camp 2 hurried up and helped save many buried climbers. Read the story of this avalanche disaster.
    • 6 Essential Rappelling Skills Created: Saturday, February 21, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Rappelling is a skill-based climbing activity for descending down cliffs and mountains. Learn what are the six essential climbing skills that you need to know to rappel safely and efficiently when you are rock climbing.
    • Mount Everest: Highest Mountain in the World Created: Friday, May 02, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, stretches along the border of Nepal and Tibet/China in southern Asia. Find out lots of interesting facts about Mount Everest, including its first a...
    • K2 — Second Highest Mountain in the World: List of Firsts Created: Thursday, February 18, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      K2, the world's second highest mountain, is one of its most difficult and dangerous to climb. Here is a list of all the firsts on K2, including the first attempt, the first ascent, first Americans ...
    • Mount Kosciuszko: Highest Mountain in Australia Created: Sunday, April 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Fast facts about Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia and one of the Seven Summits. Mount Kosciuszko is the snowiest place in Australia and the easiest of the Seven Summits to climb.
    • Facts About Lightning Created: Friday, May 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Learn interesting facts about lightning. What are your chances of being struck? How many lightning strikes are there each day and year? What are the most dangerous places for lightning in the US?
    • Lightning Safety for Climbers Created: Thursday, May 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Summer, the best time to be outside climbing, is also the main season for lightning and thunderstorms. Learn what lightning is, how lightning discharges from clouds, and why lightning loves high places.
    • Devils Tower: Wyoming’s Famous Landmark Created: Thursday, May 21, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Devils Tower, a spectacular natural landmark in Wyoming, is one of the premier rock climbing destinations in the United States. Find out here all about Devils Tower, including its geology, history, and climbing.
    • Which Clothes Should You Wear Climbing? Created: Monday, July 16, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      "What should I wear rock climbing?" is a popular question. The short answer is: Anything that is comfortable, loose-fitting, and doesn't restrict movement. Find out more about what kind of clothes you should wear rock climbing, what a good summer outfit is, and why you should dress in layers in cool weather.
    • Facts About Capitol Peak Created: Sunday, May 06, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Capitol Peak in the Elk Range in west-central Colorado is one of the hardest Fourteeners to climb in the state. The stately peak offers sweeping buttresses, towering granite walls, and a great climbing route that culminates with the famed Knife Edge ridge. Learn all about Capitol Peak, how it was named, who did the first ascent, how many fatalities it's claimed, and its climbing routes.
    • Climbing Mount Sherman Created: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Information and a complete route description for climbing Mount Sherman, one of Colorado's Fourteeners. Mount Sherman, located in the Mosquito Range, is considered the easiest Fourteener or 14,000-foot peak to climb in Colorado.
    • Mount Rainier: Highest Mountain in Washington Created: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in Washington, is the fourth highest mountain in the United States. Learn lots of interesting facts about Mount Rainier and how to climb it.
    • List of Firsts on K2--Climbing the World's 2nd Highest Mountain Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      K2, the world's second highest mountain, is one of its most difficult and dangerous to climb. Here is a list of all the firsts on K2, including the first climbing attempt, the first ascent, the first Americans to climb it, first woman ascent, first ski descent, and first death.
    • Dateline 1902: First Attempt to Climb K2 PART I Created: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      In 1902, a, expedition led by Oscar Eckenstein and Aleister Crowley was the second team to attempt to climb an 8,000-meter peak. The goal was K2, 2nd highest mountain in the world. The expedition reached a high point above 21,000 feet but two months of bad weather along with constant bickering doomed the team. Read Part I of the strange story of this dysfunctional expedition.
    • K2: Second Highest Mountain in the World Created: Saturday, May 03, 2008 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Learn interesting facts about K2, the second highest mountain in the world, including how it got its unique name, when it was first climbed, and why it is one of the most dangerous high peaks in the world.
    • Killer Bees Attack and Kill Arizona Climbers Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Africanized honey bees, also called killer bees, live on many cliffs at Arizona climbing areas. Read about climbers that have been swarmed by killer bees and died from stings and how to avoid disturbing the bees and retreating from routes with bees.
    • Joshua Tree National Park Rock Climbing Created: Thursday, March 22, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Joshua Tree National Park in southern California is one of the best climbing areas in the United States. J-Tree offers over 8,000 climbing routes and boulder problems, including bolted sport routes and steep jam cracks on granite cliffs, outcrops, pinnacles, and rock piles in the high desert east of Los Angeles.
    • Use SECURE to Evaluate Your Top-Rope Anchor Created: Thursday, March 25, 2010 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Use the acronym SECURE to evaluate your top-rope climbing anchors to make sure they are safe, secure, and properly rigged. SECURE insures that you and your climbing partners will be safe when you're having fun top-roping at your local cliff.
    • How Many Climbers are in the United States? Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      How many climbers are in the United States? A 2012 study and survey details how many sport and traditional climbers are in the US and compares them to previous years. The results are surprising. Are there more or less climbers than you think? Read and find out...
    • Kilimanjaro: Highest Mountain in Africa Created: Monday, October 20, 2008 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Learn cool facts and lots of information about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular high mountains in the world for climbers.
    • Check Your Climbing Rope Out Created: Thursday, March 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      Your climbing rope is the most important part of your climbing equipment. Make sure your rope is safe and secure by regularly checking it out. Follow these safety checks to make sure your rope is safe by both visually and manually inspecting it.
    • Sport Climbing Safety Checklist Created: Friday, February 10, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      If you're sport climbing, follow this checklist of 6 safety tips before you start climbing and both you and your belayer will be safe and have more fun. Learn why you should check your harness, tie-in knot, verify the bolt count, check the length of the route and your rope, and how to safely bail off a hard route.
    • Phoenix Rock Climbing: Climbing at Girlie Man at McDowell Sonoran Preserve Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      Information on rock climbing on the slabs at the Girlie Man area on the north side of McDowell Sonoran Preserve northwest of Phoenix and Scottsdale in central Arizona.
    • Arches National Park Climbing & Canyoneering Regulations Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
      A new site of rules and regulations for climbers and canyoneers in Arches National Park in Utah took effect in early 2014. Read the new regulations before heading out on your next climbing trip to Moab.
    • Mark Hesse: Colorado Climber & Conservationist Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Mark Hesse, a long-time Colorado climber, trailbuilder, conservationist, and climbing area activist, died in January 2014 after falling in a climbing gym in Boulder, Colorado. Learn about Mark's many climbing achievements and conservation projects.
    • 1914-Style Climbing at the Garden of the Gods Created: Monday, March 10, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Early 20th-century rock climbers like Albert Ellingwood did scrambling routes, using natural protection and rudimentary belays. The North Ridge of Gray Rock at Garden of the Gods is a perfect old-style route that you can climb 100 years later like it's still 1914.
    • Walter Bonatti Climbing Quote Created: Monday, October 13, 2008 Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014
      Italian climber Walter Bonatti is one of the great mountaineers of the 20th century. Here's a quote from him about the value of climbing.
    • Geology of Mount Everest Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014
      Fossils deposited in a deep sea 400 million years ago are now found on top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. How did marine fossils find their way to 29,000 feet? The answer is f...

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