One of the most important parts of a steady, efficient, and fast climbing system is to keep your rope system organized and untangled. That process should occur in 3 main components: The Ropes: try and flake the rope (or ropes) into loops of roughly equal size, going back and forth across your tie-in point, your […]
Gym climbing has exploded in popularity in recent years, which has lead to an enormous increase in first-time outdoor climbers. Are you someone who has learned to climb in a gym, but wants to get set up to start heading outside for some introductory rock climbing? Assuming you’ve already got basic shoes, harness, and a […]
Jed Porter, based in the Sierra, has been skiing for most of his 36 year life, and climbing since 1999. He is a new member of our team of affiliate guides. How did you start Mountain Guiding and why did you stick with it? I think I always knew it was what I wanted […]
CAMP USA is proud to partner with our newest affiliate mountain guide, Max Tepfer. Max, just 30 years old, lives in Bend, Oregon and guides across the western United States. He has established new trad climbs up to 5.13- and enjoys teaching climbing to folks of any ability level. How did you start climbing and […]
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How do you climb 800′ and manage the descent in less time than an episode of your favorite TV show? Keep it Light and keep moving Fast.
(From Alpinist.com) Maybe Jerry Seinfeld said it best in one of his stand-up bits when he said that the helmet is designed “to preserve a brain whose judgment is so poor, it does not even try to avoid the cracking of the head it’s in.” As climbers and skiers, we embrace some risks while seeking […]
Climbers know and love the hallowed list of 50 Classic Climbs of North America. The list was published as a book by Steck and Roeper in 1979. But in 40 years we’ve seen changes in weather, climbing access, routes themselves, gear, and climbing skills. Perhaps it’s time to re-write the list. Guides Mark and Janelle […]