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5 Women Changing Climbing Culture Today

By Mailee Hung. Header photo by Dean Fleming. Women’s History Month is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean that the opportunity to embrace and legitimize female contributions to our world ever does.   Climbing is special in part because we have so many high profile, badass women pushing grades and the limits of […]

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Member of the Month – Couples Edition: Nick Stefanile and Alison Monk

  We have a ton of cool folks clambering around our walls at every one of our gyms, each with their unique stories and perspectives on life. Our Member of the Month feature is a chance to get to know some of those folks, and serves as a reminder of how vibrant our community really is. […]

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“Failure Training” in LA

One of our LA members recently opened up on Lifehacker about a quirk of rock climbing: the necessity of failure for improvement. In her article “How Rock Climbing is Helping Me Get Over My Fear of Failure,” Stephanie Lee outlines how climbing (and falling) at LA Boulders and Cliffs of Id has helped her to remember that […]

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Finding the Right Climbing Shoe for You

By Mailee Hung. Buying a new pair climbing shoes is often as daunting as it is exciting. Whether you’re buying your very first pair or looking for the perfect shoe for your project, there can be a lot of pressure to make the right choice—and that’s especially difficult given the sheer number of shoes to […]

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