Monthly Archives: February 2015

Valley Downfall: How Valley Uprising Distorts Climbing History

We climbers have always been a bit of an insular bunch. To a substantial degree we live in our own little world with our own joys and triumphs and our own concerns and controversies. Yet there is reason to believe that this isolation may be coming to an end; through increasing media exposure and the proliferation of indoor gyms, climbing is creeping ever

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Madrock Goes Gender Neutral with Pulse Shoe

Obe Carrion’s latest addition to the Madrock line, The Pulse, is a solid step in the right direction for the future of climbing shoes.  For starters, the concept of Positive and Negative (i.e., wide and narrow) sizing, in lieu of gender stereotyped male and female models is revolutionary.  Who hasn’t tried on and preferred an opposite gender shoe before?  The

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