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Helicopter is flying between snow mountains peak in high Himalayan mountains , Nepal

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Himalaya mountain with stars in night time,near Gorak Shep village - Nepal, Himalayas

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Icicle. ( Climbers tIcicle. ( Climbers tackle the world's hardest climb to become first to scale 450ft Canadian waterfall )

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Ines Papert climbingInes Papert climbing Riders on the Storm Photo #ThomasSenf

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Into the Pit

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Kalymnos on i love cKalymnos on i love climbing

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L'Elephant boulder aL'Elephant boulder at Fontainebleau. love it!

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L4 de A Capella surL4 de A Capella sur cannelures, 6a+, Sapey. Plus de photos sur le blog: www.escalade.pro/...

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La Rose et le VampirLa Rose et le Vampire | 8B BUOUX www.mammut.ch/rockclimbing Anna Stöhr Antoine Le Menestrel #climbing#rockclimbing#mammut

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waywardbelle: Sussing session. Great first fall outing.

waywardbelle:

Sussing session. Great first fall outing.

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whatsthebeta: blastoff: The Stonemasters: California Rock...

whatsthebeta:

blastoff:

The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies via The Selvedge Yard

Can we bring back these looks please

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whatsthebeta: Here’s some boobs and climber hands I guess

whatsthebeta:

Here’s some boobs and climber hands I guess

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After spending some time in Red Rocks this spring, I saw a lot of newer climbers struggling to find crags, climbs, etc. And while newbs are often the target of criticism by more experienced climbers, I thought I send some encouragement out to those who are just getting started.

Letter to the Newbs

Newbs getting better, one pitch at a time.

Dear newbs,

Welcome to rock climbing! It’s an incredible sport and can become an equally amazing lifestyle should you decide to stick with it. In the beginning, you probably have more stoke than you know what to do with, but very little skill or experience. I know this can be a very exciting but confusing time, so here are a few words of encouragement as you start on this incredible journey to become, real mature, rock climbers.

You will get better at finding the climbs you are looking for

At first, this can be a real challenge and it might feel impossible sometimes to locate the crag you want to go to, especially at places like Red Rocks or City of Rocks. But you’ll get better at reading maps, reading the terrain, getting a sense of where people have traveled before you. This will go from being extremely stressful to something you take for granted. Of course you’ll find the cliff you are looking for, why wouldn’t you?

You will get lots of climbing in

In the beginning, doing four climbs in a day will seem like a massive accomplishment. But someday, four climbs will be your warm up routine before trying something harder. How will you get to this mythical place? Each time you go out, do one more pitch than you think you have time (or the energy) for. You need mileage, more than anything else, and so even if it’s something really easy for you, just do it, to get that crucial time of movement over stone.

Systems will become second nature

You’ll go from wondering if you did anything wrong to knowing that you have it set up perfectly, whether it’s cleaning a sport climb or setting up an anchor on a multipitch route. The more you do it, the more confident you will be. Take your time at first, speed will come later, and always practice anything new on the ground before going up into a situation where making a mistake could be disastrous.

You have your whole life to get better

When I was in my early twenties, I had a string of frustrating injuries that had me thinking “If only I could stay healthy, I could send this or do that,” and it felt like my “best” years were slipping away. The truth is, you have your whole life to get better at rock climbing, and many people are sending their hardest routes in their 40’s and 50’s. Take your time, treat your body well, listen to it when it’s tired, and you will have endless days of enjoyment ahead of you.

You don’t know everything, go find a mentor

Chances are, if you took a class or went out a couple times with some friends you know just enough to be dangerous to yourself. Continue to seek out the guidance of more experienced climbers. Most will be genuinely happy to help steer you in a safe direction. Sometimes there’s a sense that to ask for help means showing weakness, or that the cool kids won’t talk to you, but I can guarantee you going splat at a crowded cliff is much more of a faux paux then asking someone to go over the basics of cleaning a sport climb to refresh your memory.

Be curious, embrace a learning mindset, there is so much you don’t know yet! Check your knot. Use your GriGri like Petzl tells you to. Stand under the lead climber, don’t sit on your ass, this isn’t chess, it’s rock climbing! Tie a knot in the end of your rope. Make sure you see what you think you see when cleaning an anchor. Ask questions, take a class, hire a guide, learn, improve, HAVE FUN! This is a lifelong pursuit, and I hope you get to do it for your entire life!

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Live From 2015 SCS Nationals Finals

Tune in tonight at 6:45 PM EDT for live coverage of the final round of 2015 SCS Nationals from Central Rock Gym in Watertown, MA.

There were a handful of surprises in semifinals, like Emily Harrington and Noah Ridge failing to qualify for finals, but what was not surprising was the superior performances of Kai Lightner and Delaney Miller, our top qualifiers leading into finals.  Plenty of capable climbers are right behind them though like Matty Hong, Carlo Traversi, Alex Puccio and Margo Hayes just to name a few.  It should be an exciting show as we look to crown National Champions for 2015 and divvy up that $20,000 cash purse.

You can see full results of the male semifinal here, and the women’s results are here.

Running order for tonight’s final is here.

 

 

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Live From 2015 SCS Nationals Qualifiers

Tune in at 6 PM EDT this evening for our live coverage of the 2015 SCS Nationals  Qualifying round from Central Rock Gym in Watertown, MA. 70 competitors will be vying for their spot in Saturday’s semi-final round.

We’ll be looking for your input throughout the broadcast, so be sure to join the chat on Youtube or tweet at us using #scsnationals.

Men’s Running Order

Women’s Running Order

 

 

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Live From 2015 SCS Nationals Semifinals

Tune in today at Noon EDT for live coverage of the Semifinal round of 2015 SCS Nationals at Central Rock Gym in Watertown, MA. You can check out the results from yesterday’s qualifying round for the men here and the women here.

The running order for semis can be found here. Top 8 will make it to finals, excluding any Continental Champions (CC) or Foreign Nationals (FN) who can make finals but won’t count against that 8 climber quota.

 

 

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thumbTom Livingstone and Tony Stone have climbed The Longhope Route (E7 6c) on St. John's Head, Hoy, established by Ed Drummond & Oliver Hill in July 1970. Tom and Tony have made the second free ascent of all 23 pitches, after Dave Turnbull and John Arran in 1997. It shares much of the Long Hope Direct E10 6c, first climbed by Dave MacLeod and Andy Turner in 2011 and repeated by James McHaffie and Ben Bransby in May 2013.

Tom and Tony were initially hoping to go to the Alps, but poor weather forced them to turn to 'bigger' objectives in the UK. Tom has sent in a short report of their ascent below.

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Took a month off and now it’s time to climb with tape, any...

Took a month off and now it’s time to climb with tape, any longer and I’ll go insane.

Hopped on this popular little number and tried the easy version of it. Apparently the climb has migrated to the right and the true line goes straight up. Had this line not had a critical right hand that hurt my finger, I would have finished it. Oh well, I can wait until it doesn’t hurt. Not trying to push it at this point, just want to ease back into rehabbing my finger.

I’m glad to be back and that I took the month off, feeling like not much changed physically. My finger is doing pretty good, I don’t have much pain when climbing, but I also haven’t tried hard.

The Persistence of time/ the undone marc Roth project (right exit) V3/4, Tramway.

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toys for grown-ups. #boulder #silvapark #galtür #tirol...

toys for grown-ups. #boulder #silvapark #galtür #tirol #bouldering #climbingphotography http://ift.tt/2cMIw4p

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Trying to be good in the Badlands (5.12a) of Little Cottonwood,...

Trying to be good in the Badlands (5.12a) of Little Cottonwood, UT.

Photo: Joan Madsen

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upwind. #mountainphotography #clouds #hochkönig #salzburg...

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van-life: vanlife | adventure | explore Nissan Caravan...

van-life:

vanlife | adventure | explore

Nissan Caravan 1987

Wanaka, New Zealand 2016

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When you’re planning on climbing outside and the weather won’t cooperate…rain :(

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I just had a competition last week.  I’m not sure what the next one will be.

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whatsthebeta:

whatsthebeta:

Coach is salty that I won’t dyno to the beam! But it’s a clean flash so I’m happy!

Me on Trust Issues, a route inspired by me

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when sand turns solid: just looks awesome. #elbsandsteingebirge...

when sand turns solid: just looks awesome. #elbsandsteingebirge #sächsischeschweiz #mountainphotography #theoutdoorlens #sandstone http://ift.tt/2danjCc

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When your painting professor uses the Celine Dion song “I love you but I hate you” to describe how he feels about your student/teacher relationship… though the feeling is mutual, I could have gone my whole life without knowing this.

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I DWS behind The Sheraton near Blackrock.  Not on the side that everyone jumps off of.  Check out Maui Climbers Association on Facebook.  They can hook you up with all the info you need :)

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who says there is no climbing in#sweden? #bouldering #klättring...

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