Category Archives: Community

Why We Should Abide The Devils Tower Voluntary Climbing Ban

The other day while scrolling through social media, I came across this post from Access Fund’s instagram account, encouraging people to “respect and honor the voluntary closure of Devils Tower during the month of June to show our respect to the numerous Native American tribes that consider it a sacred site during this month.” Interesting. A very small amount of

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Worried About Bouldering in the Desert? A Follow Up

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article called “Should We Be Worried About Bouldering in the Desert?” My goal was to generate some discussion around that question. Predictably enough, given all that’s going on right now in the world (and specifically in the Bears Ears) there wasn’t much response. In short, the obvious answer is “probably not, when we

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Pro Boulderers Defend Right to Climb On Wet Sandstone in Spite of Plea From Community Not To

So, a handful of people have asked me to cover this topic in the 24 hours or so since it started blowing up. The title of the article pretty much says it all, but here’s a brief synopsis: 1.) Female Pro Boulderer (Sponsored by La Sportiva, Organic, and Gnarly Nutrition, according to her TUMBLR) went bouldering in Red Rock relatively quickly after

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