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 …

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Toronto women know how to boulder

Hillary Newkirk and Alison Sexton live and climb in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They compete on Joe’s B Team at Joe Rockhead’s Climbing Gym, where the two started talking about women’s issues in climbing. “Alison and I … realized that a lot of what we were talking about was related to women and climbing and our perspective (0f) …

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Misadventures in climbing, lost belay ledge, Golden Gate

— I’ve been reading more of this fledgling magazine called Misadventures. It’s online-only right now, but it was started by a group of women who wanted to see a better outdoor magazine aimed at women. Here are a few climbing stores they’ve published so far: One woman writes an essay about a bad climbing accident and her …

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Mountain Games, ‘mental trap,’ and The Great Red Roof

  — In a live chat at the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games, Sasha DiGiulian told interviewers, “Climbing is a male-dominated sport, but I think that’s rapidly changing. … There’s no reason that men will overpower women on that terrain.” She said something similar last month in a “Who Am I” video for Oprah. But really, let’s …

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