How I recovered after decking at a climbing competition

Editor’s note: This story was originally published by its author on her personal blog. Thanks, Claire, for telling us your story and letting us share it on RCW. Climb on! By Claire Bukowski In March of 2013, I decked from the top of my gym during a local onsight competition.  I slipped off the last …

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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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Clinic teaches safe ways to ‘get down’

It’s true that most climbing accidents happen on the descent. “It’s human error,” said Tracy Martin, an AMGA Certified Rock Guide in Las Vegas. Tracy took a small group into Red Rock Canyon’s Calico Basin to brush up on skills associated with getting down from a climb. The clinic came out of a conversation during a …

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How You Can Say, “I Rock Climbed a 5.10″

Yup, it’s official! I can remember it like it was yesterday, climbing my first 5.10 outdoors in Holcomb Valley! My mind was blown with pure happiness and satisfaction! Ahhhh yes, reaching your goals is AWESOME! But sometimes, you hit road blocks and don’t end up reaching your goals. That SUCKS because you feel horrible, defeated, straight-up …

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