Category: Climbing
Shorter Rock Climbers Can Learn How to Extend Climbing Reach

Shorter Rock Climbers Can Learn How to Extend Climbing Reach

If you're a shorter-than-average rock climber or you have a negative ape index – or both – you can develop some specific climbing techniques and strengths to compensate for your relative lack of reach. In this article, discover how to stop getting held up by reachy moves (at least most of the time) by lengthening and ...

Best Climbing Plants for Autumn Foliage: Why Leaves Change Color

Best Climbing Plants for Autumn Foliage: Why Leaves Change Color

What the autumn garden lacks in flower color is made up for with fiery leaf shades initially on the plants then by carpeting the earth beneath in a dazzling blanket. Why Leaves Turn Color Before They Fall In spring and summer leaves contain an abundance of chlorophyll, the green pigment which traps the energy from ...

Rock Climbing at Donner Summit

Rock Climbing at Donner Summit

Many rock climbers know about the easily accessed, high-quality granite routes found along Old Highway 40 on the Western end of Truckee, collectively known as Donner Summit or Donner Pass. For local climbers, “The Summit” is an excellent training ground for the more lengthy and involved climbs to be found in nearby ...

Things to Do in Oregon: Smith Rock State Park

Things to Do in Oregon: Smith Rock State Park

Sparrows and golden eagles dip and soar around the jagged peaks of the cliffs. Climbers from all over the world scale the towering slabs of tan, cinnamon, red, and turquoise. Down in the canyon, small Vs of ducks fly up the Crooked River, squawking loudly, bending to stay in the river’s path. Everything and everyone ...