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The Connecticut Sport Climber's Lament and My Transition to Trad

Let me get something out of the way: I learned how to climb rocks in a gym, putting in countless amounts of hours on plastic before heading to real skin-stripping stone.  1,930 more words


8 Hours Down, Then Straight Up

Erin, Nina and I took a weekend trip from Chicago down to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky to go rock climbing, rappelling and explore their Via Ferrata. 132 more words


... 33 Miles Later

The thing about backpacking is……. sometimes it’s not even that fun.

I mean who ever heard of walking up and down hills for hours on end carrying 40 pounds on your back with nothing to look forward to at night but your own stench and a bed that’s just not quite as comfortable as the one you left at home? 671 more words


Camper Spotlight at Land of the Arches: International Climbers from Bristol, England

One of the things that I love about working in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky in the United States of America is that we constantly get exposed to other cultures and people. 846 more words

Full Day

Slowing down isn’t my cup of tea

Last week one of my best friends, Shayna, came to stay with me while she worked the Keeneland September Sale. 649 more words


Camper Spotlight at Land of the Arches: Adam Stein on Climbing the "Red"

Adam Stein is a climber in residence at the Land of the Arches campground. Adam is the epitome of what it means to be an “in the zone” lover of the sport. 956 more words

Chalked Up Pockets and Pizza Every Night: A Few Days at the Red River Gorge (Photos)

During my 8 hour drive from Raleigh, I counted two breaks to pee, sixteen “Friends of Coal” bumper stickers, four power plants, and three play-throughs of… 463 more words