Posts tagged Rock Climbing
35 of the Best Gifts for Rock Climbers and Boulderers

35 of the Best Gifts for Rock Climbers and Boulderers | The holiday's are fast approaching and so I decided to put together a rock climbing gift guide based on products that I love. These gifts are perfect for the avid climber in your life, or even for yourself. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for indoor rock climbers or those who love to get outdoors on real rock, you can’t go wrong with any of these gift ideas! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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My 5 Favorite Winter Climbing Areas in California

My 5 Favorite Winter Climbing Areas in California | Just as the summer months here in California are a great time for high altitude alpine climbing and hiking in the Sierra Nevada, the cold temperatures of the winter months make for some great lower elevation desert rock climbing! Whether you love to sport climb, trad climb, or boulder, I've listed 5 of my favorite areas to climb in California in the winter months, and there is a little bit of everything for every style of climber. Happy Sending! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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10 of My Favorite Bouldering Problems in Bishop, California for the V0-V3 Boulderer

It's Bishop Season! Or that's what every local boulderer in California will start saying around this time of the year. What's Bishop season you may ask? Why, it's the most wonderful time of the year! Bishop Season tis the season to be jolly. When Bishop Clause gives you gifts in the form of sent projects and perfect sending temperatures. Oh Come all ye, Bishop-ers. 

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Virgin Gorda Bouldering - British Virgin Islands

Virgin Gorda is located in the British Virgin Islands, and it happens to be home to hundreds of beautiful granite boulders. The quality of climbing is fantastic, and the location is unreal. If you're looking to combing a climbing trip into a relaxing beach vacation, this is the best of both worlds.

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Climbing Destination Guide - Bouldering The Rocklands in South Africa

When I told people I was going to South Africa, many people asked me about which cities (Johannesburg/Cape Town) we would be going to, and if we had plans to go do a safari. All valid questions, and although I did have hopes to see Cape Town and possibly go on a safari, the objective for this vacation was to get a taste of world class Bouldering.

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All Things Mt. Pinos

There's this beautiful little mountain near Bakersfield called Mt. Pinos. It is only about an hour away, and I had never heard of it until just this past month from Marc and Michael. The mountain is the tallest in the Ventura County at 8,831 ft high, and supposedly a great area to see condors although I have yet to see one. It is a sanctuary from the oppressive heat of Bakersfield with weather in the mid 70's to 80's during the summer.

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Sandstone Crack and Tower Climbing in Utah's San Rafael Swell

Sometimes it's a little unmotivating to pick up and drive 10 hours just for a weekend trip down to Utah, but the Climbing Clubs plan was to climb at San Rafael Swell's Lightbulb Tower and I just couldn't miss it. I'm really interested in getting better at crack climbing because I'm really no good at it at all, and being good at crack climbing will be key to my trad climbing future. Also, I've never climbed a tower before and the chance to be like that commercial on TV was just too alluring.

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Rock Climbing at Rock Canyon and the Hinterlands, Utah

I'm almost a week late in typing this up, but better late than never I guess. It's just been one of those weeks you know, where you are really REALLY lazy. I don't even really have a solid excuse for it. I've just been bumming to work, bumming back home, bumming on the couch, and then repeating the whole thing all over agin. Quite pathetic, and I'll look to be more productive next week.

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