Reel Rock Returns To Spokane May 15

Bower Climbing Coalition brings back Reel Rock 16 to Spokane on May 15 with climbing films and a fundraising auction for local climbing areas.

Metal bolt and anchor in a climbing rock with carabiner attached.

How To Report Bad Climbing Bolts & Anchors

Bower Climbing Coalition, based in Spokane, Wash., has a new online feature for people to report bad bolts or anchors at regional rock areas.

Ethan Anderson hanging from handholds while bouldering -- climbing without harness or ropes.

Spokane Teen Qualifies for USA Climbing Nationals

Ethan “Buddy” Anderson, 16, from Spokane, Wash., qualified for USA Climbing Nationals, happening July 2022.

Man climbing Mt. Hood during winter.

Surviving An Avalanche: Mount Hood, 1977

Bob Degroot shares his story about surviving an avalanche on Mount Hood in 1977 while climbing with friends Mike Burr and Pete Lambach.

Toilet paper trash left behind on public lands, at a river beach.

7 Backcountry Etiquette Tips

Carol Corbin shares about her personal experiences with backcountry etiquette and provides 7 tips that we can all remember and practice.

Cube Iron Roadless Area - view from summit rocks looking over the valley wilderness.

Adventure Inspiration: 34 Summer Trip Ideas

Our friends in the Inland NW outdoors community share their go-to adventures. Get inspired to explore someplace new this summer.

Rock climber Kyle Tarry ascending vertical mixed, rocky terrain on first pitch off Eliot Glacier -- climbing a ribbon of ice.

Spokane Climbers Achieve First Ascent of Mount Hood’s Cathedral Ramp

On April 17, 2021, Nick Sweeney and Kyle Tarry, both from Spokane, along with Matt Zavortink and Aaron Nelson, from Oregon, completed the first ascent of Mount Hood’s Cathedral Ramp.

Chris Kopczynski holding his newly published book.

Local Climbing Legend Chris Kopczynski Publishes New Book

Review of Spokane mountain climber Chris Kopczynski’s memoir “Into the Thin Hair,” that includes stories about his global climbing adventures during the 1970s-90s, which includes the Seven Summits (highest point on every continent) and several Himalayan peaks.


Climbing Permit Changes for Mount St Helens

Castle Rock, Wash. Outdoor recreation areas around the Pacific Northwest have been extremely crowded during the pandemic. Last summer, the Forest Service and county sheriff’s …

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