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6 Tips for Beginner Outdoor Sport Climbers (5/8)

May 20, 2022 / Sean Masterson / Climbing

With the weather warming up, you’re bound to want to take your climbing from the gym to the crag. Here are 6 tips for beginner outdoor sport climbers as you expand your horizons.

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Backcountry permits are required for camping in many national parks.

A Reason for Regulation: The Science Behind Backcountry Permits

February 7, 2022 / Will Babb / Backpacking, Climbing, Outdoor Education, Watersports

The outdoors is regrettably full of barriers to entry: far-away destinations, expensive equipment, learning barriers, and, frustratingly, permits. We’ve all run into the permit barrier, forced to waylay plans as we become tangled in red tape. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases, so too does the impact on the forests, waterways, and peaks we […]

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8 Tips for Beginner Climbers

February 1, 2022 / Sean Masterson / Climbing, Outdoor Education

With the addition of rock climbing to the Olympic Games, the sport has exploded in popularity. Here are 8 tips for beginner climbers as you discover the possibilities of the sport. 1. Go to your local climbing gym If you live in Cincinnati, you have tons of climbing gyms nearby. The area’s great gyms include […]

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The Time for Climbing Films

January 27, 2019 / Will Babb / Book/Movie Reviews, Climbing

Climbing as a sport has been growing increasingly popular in recent years, thanks in part to the release of professionally made documentaries on the sport. 2018 was a landmark year for climbing films, with three climbing films out for widespread release. I had the opportunity to see Reel Rock 13, the Dawn Wall, and Free Solo in theaters and thoroughly enjoyed each of them.

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Greetings from Bugaboo Provincial Park

August 30, 2018 / Olivia Eads / Climbing, RRT Outdoor Adventures

At the beginning of July, I had an opportunity to meet up with one my friends, Jangbu, in Seattle. He scooped me up from the airport and together we drove 12 hours to the Purcell Mountains in British Columbia. The target destination: Bugaboo Provincial Park to stomp around in pristine Canadian wilderness. Also, to climb some beautiful granite spires!

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Gear Review: Black Diamond Momentum Shoes

August 13, 2018 / Will Babb / Climbing, Gear Guide

Black Diamond is new to the climbing shoe market, but as with any other piece of equipment I’ve bought from them their shoes have surpassed my hopes. I bought the Momentums as a relatively inexpensive shoe to use day in and day out at the gym and on easier sport routes. For the most part in the coming months you’ll find me crushing routes in the Momentums.

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After the Climb – Aconcagua

February 13, 2018 / Olivia Eads / Climbing, RRT Outdoor Adventures

There is no protocol to the return of society after a month in the mountains. The transition is not easy, and never will be.

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Preparing for Aconcagua

January 14, 2018 / Olivia Eads / Backpacking, Climbing, RRT Outdoor Adventures

My emotions are stoic yet excited. I’m lamenting the money I dropped on this experience, but I know it will be worth it. I hope my physical capabilities will be enough to push me to the top. Mentally I am prepared, physically I have done everything in my power to be ready for this. Anticipation is killing me, and I am ready to test my limits.

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Rock Climbing, PBR and Overcoming Fear

May 4, 2017 / Kayla McKinney / Climbing, RRT Outdoor Adventures

Climbing is a ridiculous sport. It involves humans scaling up rock formations against gravity, sometimes without any apparent reason. If you’ve ever had to explain your rock climbing hobbies to a non-climber, their expressions and questions confirm that what you’re saying is absurd. Have you ever tried to describe a cam to your non-climbing uncle? […]

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Gear Review: La Sportiva Miura VS

March 26, 2017 / Kayla McKinney / Climbing, Gear Guide

Update: I have now had the Miuras for about 4 months and I climb 2 or 3 times a week and my opinions have changed since I first started this blog.

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