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Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Climbing News | 0 comments

Flashy Foxy presents a women’s rock climbing festival

Flashy Foxy presents a women’s rock climbing festival

Looking for a chance to meet some cool rock climbing women and learn new skills? Flash Foxy’s rock climbing festival in Bishop, California, opened for registration this month. After just a few days, the organizers said they filled half the spots, so sign up soon if you want to go. The festival will be February 19-21. You can get all the details from Flash Foxy, including what sponsors are involved and what clinics and workshops will be offered.  We’d love to know if any of you register to attend. Any other festivals on your radar for...

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Climbing News, Featured, Interviews | 0 comments

Emily Harrington loves the versatility of climbing

Emily Harrington loves the versatility of climbing

Emily Harrington started climbing the way many kids take up sports. When she was 10 years old and living in Boulder, Colorado, she tried climbing on artificial walls, loved it, and “begged” her dad to go again. She joined the junior climbing team at a local gym and began competing. “What climbing has meant to me has changed enormously. … It went from being a sport I did as a kid to this lifestyle,” Emily, now 28, said in an interview with RCW. When she was young, she had audacious dreams of being a world champion. She is a five-time national champion and a two-time North American champion. She made it to the podium in World Cups. She has branched into each climbing discipline, including bouldering, sport, and traditional climbing, taking her into gyms and the high mountains. She mountaineers, too, including a 2012 ascent of Everest, where she met her boyfriend Adrian Ballinger, who is also a professional climber and a mountain guide. Sponsored by The North Face and...

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Climbing News | 0 comments

Emily Harrington Q&A coming soon!

Emily Harrington Q&A coming soon!

— I’m excited to say we have an upcoming Q&A with Emily Harrington. Emily kindly took some time to talk to me on the phone this week. We talked about her career in climbing, which started when she was 10 years old, and has included such feats as climbing Mt. Everest and free-climbing Golden Gate (5.13). Emily said she definitely has more Yosemite big wall climbs in her future. If you haven’t watched the video of her climb, you should. —It’s been 150 years since the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Climbing magazine gives us 10 facts about this iconic peak. “The glorious victory was marred when, during the descent, four of the seven climbers in the summit party fell to their deaths. The remaining three, including Whymper, likely would have fallen as well if the rope linking the men had not broken.” — Rock and Ice has three strategies climbing more efficiently and recover faster. “The “dangling arm” shakeout is the technique universally used to foster recovery from a pump. There is a more effective method...

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