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La Sportiva Skwama Review

Last spring, you started seeing these shoes everywhere. All the pros had them and they were all over Instagram. Which apparently worked it’s marketing magic, because for several months they were really hard to get. So when I finally got a pair in November, I was eager to see what the fuss was all about. […]

Heroism, Masculinity, and The Dawn Wall Film

What made the Dawn Wall the Dawn Wall? A new film by Sender Films and Red Bull Media House answers this question.   The Dawn Wall was such an unforeseen, earth-shattering… The post Heroism, Masculinity, and The Dawn Wall Film appeared first on Evening Sends.

Ten years after

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Hundreds attend the Royal Robbins memorial to honor a great climber and caring man

Hundreds gather outside the venue for the Royal Robbins Memorial held on March 12 in Modesto, California. [Photo] Derek Franz Multitudes gathered in Modesto, California, on March 12, to honor the life of Royal Robbins, who died a year...Show More Summary

Missing Alpinists Ryan Johnson and Marc-Andre Leclerc Presumed Dead

Marc-Andre Leclerc on the summit of Mt. Robson after soloing the Emperor Face in 2016. [Photo] Marc-Andre Leclerc It is with great sorrow that we share the news that Ryan Johnson, 34, and Marc-Andre Leclerc, 25, missing in the Mendenhall...Show More Summary

Ongoing Search for Ryan Johnson and Marc-Andre Leclerc

This article was updated March 13, 10:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time On March 5, Ryan Johnson and Marc-Andre Leclerc reached the top of a new route on the north face of the Main Tower, in the Mendenhall Towers, some twelve miles from Juneau, Alaska. Show More Summary

Route Profile - Kautz Glacier

With a couple of pitches of steep climbing, an ascent of a broad glacier, and a bivy at the highest camp on Mount Rainier, the Kautz Glacier is thought to be the premier intermediate route on the mountain. The Kautz Glacier RoutePhoto...Show More Summary

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 3/15/18

Northwest:--A snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche near Park Butte, close to Mt. Baker on Saturday. This marks the 7th avalanche fatality in the Pacific Northwest this season. To read more, click here.--A snowshoer that went missing on Monday on Mt. Show More Summary

Route Profile: Diedre - 5.7, II+

Between Vancouver, British Columbia and the Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort lies one of the best rock climbing playgrounds in North America. Squamish, sometimes referred to as the "Yosemite of the Northwest," is home to hundreds - if not...Show More Summary

Backcountry Skiing: Effective Transitions

Backcountry skiing is one of the most fun mountain adventures out there. But it is gear intensive and there is no more gear intensive moment in a backcountry skiers day than the transition from climbing to skiing or from skiing to climbing.AMGA Instructor Team Member Jeff Ward and Outdoor Research came together to do a video on this subject. Check it out below: --Jason D. Martin

Winter Outdoor Retailer 2018 Climbing Report

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been over a month since the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show. This is always my busiest time of year, and finding time to sit down and go through my notes was easier said then done. But better late than never, and in that spirit, here are some highlights of the […]

Moth Direct

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Using Trees and Bushes for Anchors

All types of climbing requires all types of anchors. One commonly used anchor in top-roped climbing as well as in multi-pitch climbing is the ubiquitous tree. Trees and bushes are everywhere. You can find solid trees sticking out of cracks in the middle of a route and you can find weak trees sitting on top of a crag. Show More Summary

Rappelling - The Basics

The American Alpine Club produced a nice piece on rappelling. The following video looks at both considerations and techniques for a successful rappel.Following is a review of the video:Counterweight Rappelling vs. Fixed Line RappellingThis is a standard rappel technique. Show More Summary

A sweltering, runout adventure on Colombia's Cerro Pajarito

David Allfrey, Kieran Brownie and Paul McSorley's route, El Abrazo de la Serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent; V 5.11c R/X 660m), on Cerro Pajarito is shown in red, as seen from Cerro Diablo. [Photo] Paul McSorley Ciro Guerra's 2015 film...Show More Summary

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 3/1/18

Northwest:--Two teenage snowshoers were killed by an avalanche near Snoqualmie Pass over the weekend, and a 32-year-old snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche near Stampede Pass. Avalanche conditions in the Pacific Northwest have been severe over the last several days. Show More Summary

Training and Technique: How to Climb Overhangs

Overhangs are tough. They are one of the great banes of the "weak" climber's existence. But there are ways to get better at attacking these obstacles. Mani the Monkey has put together a great video on how to do it. But he warns that...There isn't really one single key technique which is going to solve all overhanging problems easily. Show More Summary

Backcountry Skiing: Skin Track Corners and Kick-Turns

Kick-turns can be difficult for first time backcountry skiers working their way up hill. There are a lot of variations to the turn, but the goal is always the same: change direction.The American Mountain Guides Association and Outdoor Research teamed up to make a video on this subject. Show More Summary

Adam Ondra Silence

The story behind the world’s first 9c is here The post Adam Ondra Silence appeared first on Evening Sends.

Film Review: The Wildest Dream

In 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine made the first ascent of Mount Everest...Or maybe they didn't...It's hard to tell whether they made it or not. The pair was last seen alive 800 feet below the summit. Seventy-five years later,...Show More Summary

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