Climbing

USA Climbing Competition Headed to Spokane

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

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Photo by Summer Hess.

Climbing Agnes

I kick steps into the early summer snow, aiming for the saddle before sunrise. Our fluorescent yellow tent grows smaller on the col, and steep …

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Photo of climber by Summer Hess.

Rock Climbing in Spokane’s Dishman Hills

The summer in my mind is always perfect—obliging weather, tons of time off from work, and a lineup of great partners ready to hit the …

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Photo of Deep Creek by Tim Connor.

Deep Creek Ravine: Tracking a Jailbreak Flood

I first encountered Deep Creek the way I suspect most people do: in a car. As Highway 2 makes a beeline west out of Spokane, …

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Photo of mountaineer.

Alaska’s 8,500 Foot Gauntlet Ridge

In late April, Jess Roskelley and Clint Helander descended Mount Huntington in Alaska after climbing a new route up the mountain. Several alpinists from around …

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Photo courtesy Eastern Washington University Climbing Wall.

EWU Climbing Competition (May 6)

Eastern Washington University’s Climbing Wall will be holding their annual bouldering competition, the Climbtastic Voyage, on May 6. The event is open to college students …

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Earth Day Crag Clean-up and Climbing Community Celebration

The Bower Climbing Coalition, a Spokane non-profit organization that repairs and replaces climbing hardware at local climbing areas and promotes the community and culture of …

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Five Beginner Yoga Poses for Runners

Over the past few years I’ve vacillated between running and climbing, but I always seem to hit a plateau that prevents me from making gains …

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Photo of climber by Jon Jonckers

Prepare for Spring Climbing with These Training Tips

To some people, climbing in a gym is the only type of climbing they know; to others it’s simply supplemental training for outdoor climbing. When …

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