Category Archives: Video

An Ode to Slab Climbing.

This morning while I was farting around putting off my work, I noticed a forum post on mountainproject: “Slab Climbing is the Offwidth of Face Climbing.” I didn’t click on it, gathering the gist of what the typical commentary might be, but if you want to go down that rabbit hole, you can do it here. I did go down

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Drawn by Jeremy Collins

I knew who Jeremy Collins was before I met him.  You probably do, or did, too.  You know that incredible drawing you saw in Alpinist magazine last issue?  Okay, how about that cool map for the American Alpine Club?  Okay, have you seen any hand drawn climbing art done in the last few years? Yeah, that’s probably Jeremy Collins. I

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Commit to the Pact

If you are a climber, and are not a member of the Access Fund, you are bordering on the unethical.  Put your money where your recreation is, and your mouth where your money is.  Commit to the Pact! For more information, visit http://www.accessfund.org/site/c.tmL5KhNWLrH/b.9200001/k.D4B8/The_Pact/apps/ka/ct/contactus.asp?c=tmL5KhNWLrH&b=9200001&en=8rIFLROvF7JOL1PyE6ILLXPILiIJJVOyEfLRJ0PMKrI5G

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Words to Live By

John Long has – well, long – been a hero of mine.  He manages to capture not only the voice of a whole generation of climbers in writing, but his physical voice gives such emphatic and dramatic significance to his words that you are left with his thoughts reverberating in your chest.  Here is a fantastic piece, from one of

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