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Return to Mount Kennedy Documentary Released

In 1965, legendary climber Jim Whittaker led Senator Robert Kennedy to the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the late …

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Photo of Hannah Tolson.

Gonzaga Collegiate Climber Crushes the Competition

Hannah Tolson just might be the best all-around female collegiate climber in the nation. In 2017, she won the National Championship in the women’s collegiate …

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Photo of rock climber at Banks Lake.

Rock Climbing at Banks Lake

Only 2 hours west of Spokane, near Grand Coulee, lies Banks Lake that’s surrounded by granite outcroppings ranging up to 500 feet high.

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Photo of climbers placing trash in garbage bags.

Bower Climbing Coalition’s Earth Day Crag Clean-up April 22

Spend Earth Day morning starting at 8 a.m. April 22 cleaning up your favorite Spokane area climbing crag (Mini, Cliff, Mirabeau, Dishman, or Deep Creek), …

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Explorers for Bats

Climbers team up with scientists to help with bat conservation Yesterday, April 17, was National Bat Appreciation Day. What does this have to do with …

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View from Liberty Bell courtesy of Cayla Gleaton.

Liberty Bell Needs Climbers’ Support

The Liberty Bell Group, a cluster of five granite spires at Washington Pass outside Mazama, is home to some of the most popular and iconic …

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Fred Beckey’s Legacy Lives On

Washington climber Fred Beckey was a legend among Northwest Mountaineers as a climber, historian, and environmentalist. He passed away on October 30, 2017 at 94 …

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Photo courtesy of The Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym.

USA Climbing Competition at Bloc Yard (September 30)

For the first time ever, USA Climbing will be holding a bouldering competition at The Bloc Yard bouldering gym on September 30. USA Climbing is …

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Photo by Michael Okamoto.

Washington State Climbing Gets a Sustainable Makeover

The Washington Climbers Coalition (WCC) and Access Fund recently launched a multi-year Washington Climbing Conservation Initiative to improve sustainability for popular climbing areas like the …

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Outdoor Recreation Economy Continues to Grow in Washington

Last July, the Outdoor Industry Association published a significant report that revealed that outdoor recreation in Washington State generates 26.2 billion dollars in annual spending. …

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