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‘Free Solo’ Rock Climbing Star Alex Honnold Nimbly Scales Q&A – TCA  Deadline

Rock climbing rock star and Free Solo subject Alex Honnold said at TCA today he had "no intention of doing this film" and did not see it until it was finished, ...

Broomfield rock climber sets sights on Olympic games  Broomfield Enterprise

Colin Duffy remembers falling in love with rock climbing when he was 5 years old and tackling a climbing wall at Life Time Fitness.

Broomfield Enterprise
Meet the Grand Valley Adaptive Climbing Club  KJCT8.com

It's no secret that rock climbing is good for the muscles and mind, and at one local gym, everyone can take part.

Ice Climbing Begins to Hit its Peak | The Huddle  OZY

When practice includes climbing a frozen waterfall, you know the competition will be badass.

The Best Rock Climbing Gear for a Killer Core Workout  Men's Journal

Rock climbing is a great core workout, and you don't have to spend a lot to do it. Here's the best rock climbing gear to get started.

Men's Journal
How To Watch 'Free Solo' In The UK, Because This Rock-Climbing Documentary Has Got Everyone Talking  Bustle

As someone who's scared of heights, I find just staring down an escalator at a shopping mall an intense experience. So, when I heard about Free Solo, ...

White Oak freshman Holt to compete in national rock climbing championships  Jacksonville Daily News

Leo Holt remembers the first time he ever tried to climb a wall during a visit to Jungle Rapids in Wilmington. The White Oak High freshman recalled his palms ...

Jacksonville Daily News
Ascend rock climbing gym expands to Bridgeville location  Tribune-Review

America's climbing craze continues to catch on in the Pittsburgh area. Ascend, a rock climbing gym on the city's South Side, announced on Facebook that they ...

Lo Specchio, rock climbing close to Verona  Planetmountain

Andrea Simonini introduces the crag Lo Specchio in Val d'Adige, close to Verona, Italy. 13 sports climbs from 6b + to 8a+.

A rock-climbing gym for millennials — with beer — will open near Mass Ave.  Indianapolis Star

The area near the north end of Mass Ave. will soon have a one-stop shop for all of your rock-climbing, socializing and eating needs. Oh, and beer-drinking.

Indianapolis Star
OSU-Cascades students turn rock climbing into popular club, competitive team  Bend Bulletin

Two years ago, when he was a freshman, Oregon State University-Cascades student Connor Park took a rock climbing class, despite not climbing frequently ...

Bend Bulletin
Rock-climbing facility targeted for Newbury in 2020  Observer-Reporter

The owners of Ascend, a rock-climbing facility on Pittsburgh's South Side, plan to open a second location in Newbury Market, South Fayette, in 2020.

Olympic hopefuls, including Smith Rock climber, compete at Redmond bouldering nationals  Bend Bulletin

REDMOND — Drew Ruana grew up climbing at Smith Rock State Park during frequent visits to Oregon's High Desert and has ascended some of the hardest ...

Bend Bulletin
ASCEND announces plans to open a rock climbing gym in South Fayette  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ASCEND, the expansive indoor rock climbing gym that opened in July 2017 in part of the former Duquesne brewery with epic views of the South Side, is opening ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nurse who lost leg takes up rock climbing after traumatic accident  Daily Mail

Lauren Pine, 51, from New York City, New York, was hit by a dump truck while crossing the street in November 2017. She was dragged down the street by the ...

Daily Mail
Play in SA: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, rock climbing, crafts & more!  WOAI

FRIDAYS! ROCK CLIMBING & MORE: https://thedistrictsa. com/ WHEN: Friday, January 18th, 5PM - 10PM. WHERE: The District, 2424 Broadway St, San ...

Rock climbing hot for Spring Festival holiday  CGTN

Jigongling rock climbing outdoor sports base that offers via Ferrata program in Huaping Town of Enshi, central China's Hubei Province, has attracted many ...

Rock Climbing Gyms in Denver and Boulder  Westword

Get a grip: When it comes to rock climbing gyms, metro Denver has options. But with so many spots to scramble up the wall, how do you find the best match for ...

Sand City's Sanctuary Rock Gym to close Sunday, Feb. 10, after 23 years in business.  Monterey County Weekly

For over two decades, Sanctuary Rock Gym in Sand City has filled a unique niche as the only indoor rock climbing gym with ropes in the tri-county area. Much to.

Monterey County Weekly
Vertical Plains Rock Climbing Competition  The Daily Toreador

The Vertical Plains Rock Climbing Competition, is West Texas' best competition for skilled and beginning rock climbers. Student climbing teams from ...

The Daily Toreador
Eastern Carolina teen has chance to win a title in national rock climbing competition  WITN

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina teenager has the chance to earn a national title in a rock climbing competition next month. Leo Holt is a ...

My Kid The Rock Climber  Fatherly

“Behind every incredible kid, there's an amazing parent cheering them on from the sidelines. In Fatherly's new series “My Kid The…”, we're putting the spotlight ...

Around Town rock climbs with Vertical Endeavors  WGN TV Chicago

Vertical Endeavors operates some of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the nation with multiple locations throughout the Midwest. People of all ages and ...

WGN TV Chicago
Rock Climbing at Vertical Endeavors (ticket required) - January 27 at 1:45–7 pm [5h 15m] - Vertical Endeavors, Bloomington  Gustavus Adolphus College News

CAB will be taking a trip to Verticle Endeavors! Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the CAO desk in the campus center on a first come, first serve basis. Grab a ...

Gustavus Adolphus College News
Sunrise Sweat: Indoor Rock Climbing  Spectrum News

Indoor rock climbing in this edition of Sunrise Sweat.

Spectrum News
Rock climbing adventure coming to Royal Gorge  Pueblo Chieftain

CANON CITY — The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is working to add an Italian-born thrill to the park with a Via Ferrata climbing adventure that will allow visitors ...

Pueblo Chieftain
Young climbers on way to nationals  Biddeford Journal Tribune

CAPE ELIZABETH – Ian Frost of Cape Elizabeth and Maddie Gillis of Freeport are headed to the 2019 Bouldering Youth National Championship Feb. 8-10 in ...

Biddeford Journal Tribune
Indio mechanic takes on grueling high desert race King of the Hammers  The Desert Sun

King of the Hammers is known as one of the toughest off-road races around, a mix of technical rock crawling and full-throttle open desert racing.

The Desert Sun
Smith Rock death investigation completed  KTVZ

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies called to an apparently fatal fall at Smith Rock State Park on Thursday afternoon have conducted an investigation and ...

Angelina Jolie Takes Twins Vivienne & Knox, 10, Rock Climbing & Her Skills Are Impressive  Hollywood Life

Angelina Jolie takes her twins rock climbing in LA on January 20! See new pics of her staying active with Vivienne and Knox!

Hollywood Life
Samoset Council announces Monday join night  Merrillfotonews

As of Friday, Feb. 1, females fifth grade and up will now be admitted into Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts of America.) Leanna Holzem, Communications Executive of ...

Ashima Shiraishi and Sean Bailey Win 2019 Bouldering National Championships  Rock and Ice Magazine

Shiraishi after flashing the last problem in finals to clinch gold at 2019 Bouldering Open National Championships, Bend, Oregon. Photo: Daniel Gajda.

Rock and Ice Magazine
4 documentaries to catch in New York City theaters right now  WABC-TV

Non-fiction fans, check out these top documentaries currently on screens in New York City.

Maze-like Architecture Complicates Rescues at Paris Fire  Firefighter Nation

PARIS (AP) — The firefighters climbed one ladder, hand over hand, then shifted over to a second and sometimes a third ladder, hooked precariously from ...

Firefighter Nation
Rocklin quietly ended its contract with Quarry Park Adventures’ operator. What’s next for park?  Sacramento Bee

Just months after Rocklin's Quarry Park Adventures opened in October, the city ended its 15-year contract with operator Legacy Family Adventure-Rocklin LLC ...

Sacramento Bee
The 3 Best Hydration Packs For Running  Bustle

When picking out a hydration pack, one of the first things you'll want to think about is the size you need. If you're exercising at the gym or doing training runs, ...

In a mock trial, North Creek students puzzle over evidence  The Daily Herald

The fictitious court proceedings at Bothell Municipal Court were filled with laughter and applause.

The Daily Herald
Religious events in the Sarasota community, beginning Feb. 9  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Special events • Winter Bounce Blast. Today, noon to 5 p.m. Suncoast Community Church, 8000 Hawkins Road, Sarasota. Come join us for this exciting ...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Tilson: There Is Exactly A 59% Chance Of Me Dying Rockclimbing  ValueWalk

I was thinking last night of an analogy to what Alex Honnold did free soloing El Cap, which partly explains why I think it's the greatest.

Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA invites community to annual Healthy Kids Day  Santa Ynez Valley News

Being one of thousands of YMCA's across the nation observing Healthy Kids Day, Stuart C. Gildred YMCA invites the local community to celebrate the annual ...

Santa Ynez Valley News
Locals make history as official members of Scouts BSA  Ricentral.com

kgravelle@ricentral.com. SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Dressed in the neckerchiefs and khaki shirts worn traditionally by the Boy Scouts of America, the girls of Troop ...

Valentine's Day gift advice from Dr. Laura Berman  connectradio.fm

Pennsylvania – You only have 6 days left to come up with the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. Relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman says, ...

Why the future of life insurance may depend on your online presence  The Verge

New York state has released guidance on how life insurance companies should use nontraditional data when underwriting premiums. The ruling is that it's okay ...

The Verge
Peaks and Downs: the best family-friendly breaks in national parks  The Guardian

England and Wales' national parks date from a law passed 70 years ago. Our writer, who has walked all 13, picks fun breaks and youth hostels in each.

The Guardian
5 things to know, and this midtown bar debuts Friday  Sacramento Business Journal

Happy Thursday, loyal readers. Here's what you need to know today. Let's start with nightlife. The Cabin, a new midtown bar at 1207 21st St., will hold a grand ...

Sacramento Business Journal
Angelina Jolie seen rock climbing amid latest Brad Pitt dating claims  Metro.co.uk

Angelina Jolie knows her way around a pile of old rocks. And so she wasn't your average mum-of-six when she rocked up to an indoor climbing centre with twins ...

Ashiana Public, Chandigarh  The Tribune

Basant Panchami was celebrated at Ashiana Public School, Sector 46-A, and Toddlers Ashiana , Sector 9-D,Chandigarh, with fervour and enthusiasm. Children ...

The Tribune
'I feel very angry': the 13-year-old on school strike for climate action  The Guardian

Holly Gillibrand is skipping class to join pupils around the world in pushing for urgent measures.

The Guardian
Deadly mazes: Paris architecture complicate fire rescues  Bloomington Pantagraph

PARIS (AP) — The firefighters climbed one ladder, hand over hand, then shifted over to a second and sometimes a third ladder, hooked precariously from ...

Bloomington Pantagraph
Things 2 Do This Weekend!  KTVN

We have one exciting weekend for you! Everything from smashing cars for a good cause, learning how to shoot a bow, or even sipping sarsaparilla at the ...

Last Minute, new mixed climb in Dolomites Langental  Planetmountain

Dolomites ice climbing: at the end of 2018 in the Langental - Vallunga, Petr Vejvoda and Jan Zahula established Ultimo Minuto, a new mixed climb to the right of ...

After 2 climbers injured at Looking Glass Rock, some backcountry safety tips  WLOS

A pair of climbers survived a harrowing ordeal in the Pisgah National Forest Saturday. One tumbled more than 100 feet; the other ended up stuck on the cliff.

Alpenglow Speaker Series has most successful year to date  Sierra Sun

Alpenglow Sports continues to raise thousands of dollars for the Tahoe community through its Winter Speaker Series, which has garnered the support of Tahoe ...

Sierra Sun
Tributes paid to mountaineer after Sutherland tragedy  Inverness Courier

A CLIMBER from the Inverness area, described as a "gargantuan and inspiring figure," is being mourned by Scotland's mountaineering community following a ...

Inverness Courier
Estremera: Nothing wrong  Sun.Star

THROUGH the 15 years as editor-in-chief and eight years as some other kinds of editor of SunStar Davao, friends and acquaintances would often say, “You ...

Devon road partially blocked both ways after serious accident  Devon Live

The A384 off the A38 at Buckfastleigh was blocked this morning after the early crash.

Devon Live
5 Women Share What Their Heart Attacks Felt Like  Women's Health

You'd totally know if you were having a heart attack, right? You'd clutch your left arm in pain, immediately fall down to the floor, and head to the hospital ...

Women's Health
Rock climbing is becoming more popular in Minnesota  Minneapolis Star Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota is flat. Peaks are mounds and valleys are riverbeds. Yet, in a place where skyscrapers in downtown reach as high as one can get, ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Atlanta’s first rock climbing gym closing due to significant rent hike  Atlanta Journal Constitution

An established Atlanta rock climbing gym plans to close on New Year's Eve because the rent for the warehouse was getting too expensive for the gym to remain ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution
2019 Suzuki Jimny first drive review  The Motor Report

It has long-been a budget option for those after a go-anywhere off-roader without the bulk of a Toyota LandCruiser or Nissan Patrol. Now in its fourth generation, ...

The Motor Report
No reservations  Isthmus

Did you forget to make plans for Valentine's Day? There's still hope. Check out our guide to last-minute date night ideas.

A Tour of Rock Climber Tommy Caldwell’s Garage  The New York Times

The star of “The Dawn Wall” turned his garage into a practice gym.

The New York Times
Meet the 20-year-old revolutionizing rock climbing for women  CNBC

Margo Hayes is a soft-spoken 20-year-old who loves gardening and beekeeping. She's also an elite athlete, with the track record (and muscles) to prove it.

Utah's Olympic Rock Climbing Hopeful - The Daily Universe  Universe.byu.edu

Nathaniel Coleman discovered his love for competition climbing at 9 years old, and at 21 has already made a name for himself with three bouldering nationals ...

Yosemite Rock Climbing Goes Mainstream  NPR

Rock climbing in Yosemite National Park is no longer a sport for extreme athletes or long-haired rebels. Indoor climbing gyms have trained a new generation of ...

Mom's premonition was right: Teen rock climber lucky to be alive  Springfield News-Leader

Driving with his best friend to go rock climbing in Arkansas, Coleman Severson kept getting "I love you, please be safe" texts from his mom. He didn't know it, but ...

Springfield News-Leader
All the Gear You Need to Start Indoor Rock Climbing  Outside

Before you start cragging outside, you probably want to perfect your climbing skills at the gym. Thankfully, getting started is easier (and cheaper) than you might ...

How rock climbing can help overcome fear, defeat depression and change your life  CNN

In addition to building muscle and cardiovascular strength, rock climbing can increase resilience and fight depression.

Healthy restaurant, rock climbing coming to Howell's GreenLeaf shopping center  Asbury Park Press

A healthy-eating restaurant and a rock-climbing center imported from New Zealand are among the new tenants coming to GreenLeaf at Howell.

Asbury Park Press
Totally Wild - S25 Ep. 164 - Network Ten  Ten Eyewitness News

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Ten Eyewitness News
Facing Death Can Reframe Risk: One Rock-Climber On Making Choices  Forbes

Through extensive mental preparation, professional rock-climber Alex Honnold challenged the accepted norm and free soloed one of the hardest rock-climbing ...

Crowds Damaging Red Rock, Climbing Group Warns  KNPR

A rock climbing advocacy group named Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas one of the most threatened climbing areas in the country. The Access Fund put ...

What Rock Climbing Taught Me About Failure  Bustle

Walking into the rock climbing gym, drenched from the pouring rain outside, I felt as nervous as I did on my first day of second grade in a new school. However ...

Local Rock Climbing Groups Lead Efforts to Diversify the Sport  Washington City Paper

Every now and then, when Bethany Lebewitz went rock climbing outside, she felt the eyes of strangers weighing her down. She struggled to focus.

Washington City Paper
Speed-Climbing Film Stokes Controversy at Rock-Climbing Film Festival  Westword

Reel Rock 13, an annual rock climbing movie festival, is coming to Denver on November 15-16. This year, one film in particular, Up to Speed, is stoking some ...

Rock Climbing: Everything You Need to Know Before Joining a Climbing Gym  GQ

Rock climbing provides a rigorous arm and core workout, and helps its adherents develop excellent balance. Experts share their best tips for looking like a pro.

'Free Solo' With Death-Defying Rock Climber Alex Honnold  WBUR

No ropes. No carabiners. No cams. Nothing but his hands and feet. We'll talk with rock climbing superstar Alex Honnold about his record breaking 3000-foot, ...

A Breakout Year for Climbing  Rock and Ice Magazine

In this Editor's Note from issue 255, currently on newsstands, R&I Editor Francis Sanzaro contemplates "Free Solo," "The Dawn Wall" and climbing's big year.

Rock and Ice Magazine
The golden age of rock climbing (The climbers)  High Country News

Black and white photos capture the people behind the humble beginnings of the sport.

High Country News
Education When Careers Are More Like Rock Climbing Than Ladders  Forbes

While at a recent conference, Tom attended a session where co-author of "The Second Machine Age," Andrew McAfee, discussed how "careers are looking ...

Bozeman woman recuperating after near-fatal rock climbing accident  NBC Montana

A Bozeman woman is recuperating after suffering a near-fatal rock climbing accident that left her without an arm or leg.Since the accident in June, 32-year-old ...

NBC Montana
Md. rock climber dies in fall on New York's Shawangunk Ridge Local News  WTOP

New York State Police say a 41-year-old Maryland man has died from a fall while rock climbing on the Shawangunk Ridge.

Children with disabilities reach their peak potential through rock climbing  NJTV News

Dr. JenFu Cheng, founder of Peak Potential, says helping adaptive climbers reach new heights is the most rewarding endeavor of his career. Peak Potential is a ...

Body of rock climber recovered in Gardiner  Times Union

GARDINER - The body of a rock climber, who fell to his death while climbing in New York's Shawangunk Mountains, was recovered Sunday afternoon. The New ...

Times Union
Environmental scientist from Oakland dies while rock climbing in New Zealand  San Francisco Chronicle

A 28-year-old environmental scientist with a San Francisco consulting firm died this week after falling to her death while rock climbing in New Zealand, the ...

San Francisco Chronicle
Rock-climbing center offers unique path to physical fitness  Oneonta Daily Star

Retired aerospace engineer and Otego native Jay Shultis, 37, has his hands — and feet — in Oneonta's newest fitness venue.

Oneonta Daily Star
Skyline High School uses rock-climbing to inspire writing, courage  Bend Bulletin

TERREBONNE — There are many ways to inspire students to write, but most schools wouldn't consider rock climbing an option. Skyline High School is not like ...

Bend Bulletin
Outdoor rock climbing spot opens in Madison Heights  WSET

MADISON HEIGHTS, Va (WSET) - A park in Madison Heights now has a new activity for people to do and it's the only one of it's kind in the region. Riveredge ...

Behind the Making of One of Colorado's Coolest Indoor Rock Climbing Walls  5280 | The Denver Magazine

When Snowmass visitors enter its base village plaza starting December 15, the first thing they'll see is the Limelight Hotel's rock climbing wall—the visual ...

5280 | The Denver Magazine
Medicine Wall to be San Antonio's first official outdoor rock climbing wall  mySanAntonio.com

The good news for San Antonio rock climbers: The city will be getting its first official outdoor rock climbing area. The bad news: It won't be ready until 2020.

Valley teen who's an international rock-climbing champion tells her story  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Tesla Mitchell has been cresting the top since she was 6.

FOX 10 News Phoenix
Dispatches: Rock Climbing in Moab, Utah  Adventure Sports Network

A week spent in this climbing hub, exploring towers and iconic routes - as told in photos.

Adventure Sports Network
What you need to know to choose a rock climbing gym in Salt Lake City  KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Whether you're a newcomer to Utah or a newcomer to climbing, trying to find the right gym can be a daunting task. North of Spanish Fork, ...

In rock climbing or football, Manheim Township's Cam Horst reaches the pinnacle  LancasterOnline

Cameron Horst has carved out an outstanding high school football career as a three-year starter for Manheim Township. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound running ...

This group is bringing diversity to rock climbing in Philadelphia  PhillyVoice.com

Rocking climbing here in Philadelphia just got a lot more diverse — Philadelphia Rock Gyms, as of this month, will be home to a chapter of the group Brothers of ...

Rock climbing gym expecting to break ground this spring  WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com

Boalsburg, Centre County, Pa- A new indoor rock climbing gym is looking to open next year in Boalsburg.

WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com
12 LI obstacle courses with ninja classes, rock climbing, more  Newsday

Ignite some adventure and help your kids soar to new heights.

Climbing Nerds Converge on Chamonix, France for the International Rock Climbing Research Congress  Rock and Ice Magazine

Taylor Reed, climbing coach and the founder of Beta Angel Project, shows us what exciting new technologies and ideas the future of climbing may hold based ...

Rock and Ice Magazine
How a Rock Climbing Trip Taught Me How to Trust  Health.com

Health's senior fitness editor, Rozalynn S. Frazier, knew scaling the side of a mountain would be physically tough—but the emotional strength it took.

Atlantide at Baunei, new plaisir rock climb in Sardinia  Planetmountain

Up the Sa Costa 'e Aidu rock face at Baunei in Sardinia, Maurizio Oviglia and Fabio Erriu have made the first ascent of Atlantide, 400 meters of plaisir climbing ...


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Urban Skiing & Freestyle Ski Photography | NathanWeltonPhoto

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rock climbing Wiki

Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a usually pre-defined route without falling. Due to the length and extended endurance required and because accidents are more likely to happen on the descent than the ascent, rock climbers do not usually climb back down the route. It is very rare for a climber to downclimb, especially on the larger multiple pitches (class III- IV and /or multi-day grades IV-VI climbs). Professional rock climbing competitions have the objectives of either completing the route in the quickest possible time or attaining the farthest point on an increasingly difficult route. Scrambling, another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations, is similar to rock climbing. However, rock climbing is generally differentiated by its sustained use of hands to support the climber's weight as well as to provide balance.Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. It can be a dangerous activity and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and use of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Because of the wide range and variety of rock formations around the world, rock climbing has been separated into several different styles and sub-disciplines.