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Rock It! An Upper Body Workout to Step Up Your Climbing Game

Climbers Workout

The first 1.5 years I lived in Colorado, I worked as a fitness professional in a premiere rock climbing gym in Boulder. My main goal when I worked with these clients was to help them get in the best climbing shape possible. These weren’t just your general population gym-goers; these were folks with competitive spirits, persistence, and disciplined training. They […]

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Get a Better Backcountry Sleep with the Right Sleeping Pad

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Every backpacker has his or her own favorite type of sleeping pad. Some prefer foam pads while others prefer inflatable and self-inflating air pads. In this post I will be going over the major differences and some pros and cons of each. First lets take a look why you should even be buying a pad at all. Pads no matter […]

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5 Fun Dog Activities to Keep Them Active This Winter

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If I had my way, I would hike with my dogs all year round. It’s not possible where I live though. We get deep snow in the mountains. Although I try to take my small pups out for snowshoe trips it’s often too cold for them, the snow is too deep for them, or it is pouring down rain. Add […]

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Rugged Mountains, Glaciers and Small Crowds – Name This Park

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When you’re headed into the outdoors you probably want beautiful views, plant and animal diversity, and no crowds. You can find all of those things in one national park. Maybe you’ve been there. Look at the photos, read the clues then see if you know which national park we are talking about in this week’s Mystery Destination. This parks changing […]

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Royal Robbins Brand Spotlight and Giveaway

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In the 1970’s, Royal Robbins was a free climbing pioneer who claimed many first ascents including El Capitan. He then went on to become known for intense kayaking too. Royal and his wife, Liz started the Royal Robbins Clothing Company because they had a hard time finding comfortable outdoor apparel that suited their adventures. Keep reading to learn more and […]

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Uses For Halloween Candy in the Outdoors

Halloween Candy

This time of year Halloween candy is everywhere. You probably power through the Butterfingers, share a Kit Kat with a friend and try to see how many licks it takes to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop (Dang it. We may never know). Even with your best effort there’s always a few Baby Ruth’s, Skittles and Nerds left […]

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Yoga Stretches for Runners

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“Oh you run? I bet you have terrible knees and joints.” Something along those lines is what someone’s going to say to you when they find out your run, I can almost guarantee that. Give them a smart aleck answer because recent studies have been showing that runner’s knee is just a myth. There are numerous variables that go into […]

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How to Coil a Climbing Rope

climbing rope maintenance

Climbers know how important it is to take good care of a climbing rope. One way to prolong the life of a rope is to properly coil it for storage and transportation. Watch the video or follow the easy tips below on how to coil a climbing rope. Tips for Coiling a Climbing Rope 1. Grab both ends of your […]

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Why Your Mom Was Wrong About Hiking With Strangers

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Never take candy from strangers (except on Halloween), don’t talk to strangers and sure as heck don’t meet a stranger from the internet. Those are probably things your mother has told you. Your mom was only trying to protect you and there are definitely enough news headlines to warrant that sense of worry. Here’s another way to look at it […]

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Being a Girl in the Backcountry

a girl in the backcountry

This post is for the ladies…or the few guys out there willing to take a few minutes to read it just for a better understanding of the women in their life! I won’t go all “girl power” on you, but there are a few things that women get to deal with in the backcountry that men would never consider…so let’s […]

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