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Climber extraordinaire Paige Claassen finds her balance on and off the wall

“‘Paige Claassen decks on a 5.7’ probably wouldn’t be a headline,” joked Paige Claassen, one of the world’s top climbers, known for her many ascents on extremely difficult 5.14-rated routes and for her quest to reach the top of his first 5.15. Claassen and I were perched on the side of a large sandstone formation […]

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What is indoor rock climbing and where you can do it in India

Do you remember that rock climbing and abseiling trip you took when you were a schoolboy? Or maybe you’ve tried your hand at a rock climbing wall at an amusement park or arcade. If these experiences have intrigued you and you’ve wanted to develop this skill over the years, but didn’t know how or where, […]

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Climbing in the Caribbean » Explorersweb

Most people think of the Caribbean as a place to relax by turquoise water, but its geology also makes it a great playground for climbers of all skill levels. Here you can tackle everything from limestone walls to granite boulders. Although the rock climbing scene in the Caribbean is relatively young, it will certainly appeal […]

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Indoor climbing returns to Le Marin for the first time since 2008

A climber tackles one of the boulder problems at Gravity Vault Marin in San Rafael. (Courtesy of Gravity Vault Marin) A young climber climbs the wall of the Gravity Vault Marin in San Rafael. (Courtesy of Gravity Vault Marin) Scott Sklar was a regular at the Class 5 climbing gym in San Rafael, taking his […]

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A new climbing gym will open this fall | Life & Arts

Stone Co. Climbing has planned to open this fall and the staff are excited to bring new activity and open up more opportunities for students. The gymnasium is a 12,000 square foot facility that will provide bouldering and areas for yoga, weight training and fitness, a lounge area and retail space for customers to purchase […]

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For its Olympic debut, climbing is testing a controversial new contest format

After surfing, skateboarding and 3×3 basketball, Tokyo will see the entry of another new Olympic sport on Tuesday: rock climbing. The event will feature a unique format combining three very different climbing styles – a decision that has ruffled some feathers among enthusiasts of the sport. In many emblematic Olympic sports, athletes specialize in very […]

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The 10 Best Indoor Bouldering and Climbing Gyms in Melbourne

With Melbourne’s lockdown lifted, it’s time to start climbing again. By Christopher Riley | Jul 28, 2021 Not so long ago, rock climbing was considered a niche sport. Few gyms offered it and dedicated climbers were rare. This time is no more. between the popularity of ninja warrior and 2018 Free Solo, escalation – and […]

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Harlem Cliffs Bring Rock Climbing to Upper Manhattan

A new fitness center in Manhattan takes rock climbing to new heights. The Cliffs of Harlem celebrated its grand opening this weekend at 256 W 125th St, directly across from the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and is now open to those wishing to visit Upper Manhattan. The 15,000 square foot space is now the largest […]

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Rock by stone, climbing finally prepares to climb the Olympic wall

Sport climbing has reached the top of the Olympic wall for Tokyo 2020. It should all be uphill from there. An activity on the rise due to its combination of physical activity and euphoria will cross a new frontier when the first rock is grabbed at the Olympics on August 3. Here’s everything you need […]

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Teen recovers from 20ft fall from rock climbing wall at Wyandotte Fair

WYANDOTTE, Mich. – Horrified witnesses saw a young teenager fall 20 feet from a climbing wall at the Wyandotte Street Art Fair on Friday. “It’s a good thing he’s fine, but no one should have to go through this, not even to see him,” said a local resident. Another local woman added: “I would be […]

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Boalsburg Indoor Climbing Reaches New Heights | WTAJ

CENTER COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — An indoor climbing gym that opened earlier this year in Boalsburg brings the community together. Climb Nittany offers rope climbing, bouldering (non-rope climbing), yoga classes, a standard gym and programs for all levels. Climb Nittany, managing director, Michael Molony, said that in addition to being a physically engaging sport, it […]

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A 3-story Ascend facility is coming to downtown Erie

The site of the former McDonald’s restaurant at the corner of State and West Fifth streets has been buzzing with activity since it was purchased by Erie Downtown Development Corp. in October 2019. First came the demolition equipment to level the old building. Within months, EDDC had invested $7,000 to create the Flagship City Curling […]

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New Ripon CA Climbing Gym opens with a large facility

Learning the ropes takes on a whole new meaning when you’re 55 feet in the air and hooked to just one. Still, the staff at Ripon’s new Alpine Climbing Adventure Fitness are determined to turn everyone who walks through its doors into climbers. The new from-scratch facility on Garrison Road is hard to miss, as […]

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Where to Rock Climb in Columbus

Rock climbing really is one of the most fun ways to train. As long as you’re not too afraid of heights, you’ll probably fall in love with wall climbing and achieving your climbing goals. Here in Columbus there are some fantastic places to rock climb, perfect for all skill levels. You might also like Some […]

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Indoor Climbing 101: Everything you need to know before your first visit to the climbing gym

Climbing commands are pretty standard at all rock gyms, so you’ll probably hear (and be taught in any beginner’s class) this exchange that happens before the start of the climb: Climber: “In relay?” – It is the climber who asks the belayer to confirm that he is correctly attached to the belay system.Belayer: “Belay activated”. […]

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How to build a climbing wall

If you have kids at home, chances are you flipped through our June issue and stopped by a particularly unusual playroom. In a San Francisco home designed by Regan Baker, the kids raced to the basement, which features a craft room, plush kids’ sofas and, perhaps most impressively, a rope and climbing wall . So […]