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An Outing With One of the 600m Beauties: The Gem. By Zoe Manson

An Outing With One of the 600m Beauties: The Gem. By Zoe Manson

By the time February rolls around in the Pacific Northwest, it has likely already been raining for four months, and summer is still a ways away. For a climber like myself obsessed with the Coast Mountains, I spend my winters giddily planning the next nook to explore, dreaming of the adventures that the coming season will unfold. My partner, with Google Earth at his command, scans topographical maps eagerly searching for the steepest looking granite faces- deliberating what wall we will climb, and how we can access it. The areas that call to us are often remote and the walls...

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Skin care on the Big Stone: by Evan James

Skin care on the Big Stone: by Evan James

    Climbing Big Wall First Ascents is one of my favorite things in the world to do. Every summer I find myself devoting the entire summer be spent in remote wilderness settings with steep granite cliffs always nearby. There is an inexpressible beauty in sharing a wilderness venue no other human has experienced; doing something ambitious, committing and challenging. Always with your best friends and all in your own backyard. Through all the overwhelming joy and contentment that can come from such a journey or multiple journeys stacked upon each other, there is a price to pay for all...

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