Climbing

Deep Creek Canyon to Get a Much-Needed Latrine

Riverside State Park, Spokane, Wash.—The Bower Climbing Coalition (BCC) is on track to fund a permanent bathroom facility to be installed at the Deep Creek …

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Leavenworth Climbing: Off the Beaten Path

Full of Bavarian charm, beer, and brats, Leavenworth is a dream. Nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Central Washington in the Wenatchee River Valley, many …

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Portrait of Jess Roskelley

Spokane Community Mourns Loss of Climber Jess Roskelley

World-famous Spokane climber Jess Roskelley died in an avalanche on April 16, 2019, along with Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer. The trio was …

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Photo of ice climber assessing route.

Ice Climbing Adventures: Festivals, Guided Trips, and Where to Go

Winter can be the season to lose traction on your training, head inside to climb on some plastic, or just hibernate. Last year I got …

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Photo of Helen McGear on the climbing wall.

Adaptive Climbing in Spokane

On a recent rainy weekend, a unique group of climbing rookies assembled at Wild Walls for a Vertical Intro clinic. Ranging in age from 5-75, …

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Kody smiles as he reaches for handholds on the wall at Wild Walls. Photo: Shallan Knowles

New Bouldering Addition at Wild Walls

The wait is over! The brand new, 2,000-square-foot bouldering expansion at Spokane’s Wild Walls Climbing Gym is finished and ready to climb. Come in out …

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Return to Mount Kennedy Spokane Film Premier (February 16, 2019)

What do fans of 90s Grunge music, alpine climbing, and admirers of the Kennedy family’s legacy in American politics have in common? The newly released …

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“Reel Rock 13” film in Spokane November 4

Thanks to our local Bower Climbing Coalition (BCC), the iconic climbing film “Reel Rock 13” will be showing in Spokane on Sunday, November 4th (7:00 …

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Photo of El Capitan

Renowned Climber & Speaker, Craig DeMartino, Comes to Spokane (October 26)

In 2002, Craig DeMartino was climbing with a friend in Colorado when he fell over 100 feet to the ground. Miraculously, he wasn’t killed on …

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Photo of climber clipping on a lead route in Pack Rat Cave.

Best Summertime Crags for Swimming & Climbing

Q’emiln Park in Post Falls, Idaho, and McLellan Conservation Area within Riverside State Park are both perfect destinations for rock climbing and swimming.

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