The Catch on Rope Retirement

Story by Zoë Zulauf Ware / My relationship with my climbing rope was supposed to be purely transactional, with a fairly straightforward expiration date. I paid a sum of money for it. A small fortune, really. It provided me with useful services––namely, catching me whenever I’d punt off sport routes …

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Off-Season Recharge: Tendon TLC

Story by Zoë Zulauf Ware / Sure, you may have treated yourself to a few chocolate eggs that “fell” into your basket at the grocery store, but when was the last time you did something nice for your finger tendons? Despite the recent blanketing of snow, sooner or later you’ll be playing piano …

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Trench Warfare, Net Style

Story by Mason Earle / There is a circus net that lives in my attic. It’s 50 feet long and twenty feet wide, made from cheap paracord and old climbing ropes. I built it specifically for climbing––like a giant crash pad for free soloing. My original vision was to use …

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Meet the Writer: Maya Gans

Story by Maya Gans / I yelled in agony and excitement as I jammed my way up Wall Street’s 30 Seconds over Potash, and after thrashing, grunting, and thrushing, I reveled in my success when I made it about a third of the way up the route. My hands and …

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The Best Wasatch Cracks to TR: Goodro’s Wall and Bongeater

Sometimes you just want to climb cracks. If it hasn’t happen to you yet, I am sorry for your loss. However, leading some cracks can require certain technical skills you don’t have yet or require expensive gear that you don’t own. The cracks at Momentum are a great for top …

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Who is IME?

Around the corner from REI is a locally owned specialty climbing shop called International Mountain Equipment. This shop provides more than just cams, shoes and chalk. It is hands down THE place to exchange beta, swap stories and hang out with climbers who really know and love the sport. Who …

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