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Mountain Gear to host alpinist Jess Roskelley

Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley will speak at Mountain Gear (2002 N. Division St.) on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9 a.m.

Dedicated workers help adaptive climbing take off in Spokane

Emily Stevenson was depressed. The Gonzaga student hadn’t slept well in three years. The rigors of her engineering school work threatened to overwhelm her.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Bower Climbing Coalition hosts Dishman area cleanup

The Bower Climbing Coalition, a Spokane climbing nonprofit, is hosting a cleanup of the Dishman climbing area near the Dishman Hills Conservation Area.

World-record climber, Craig Demartino, to speak in Spokane

Craig Demartino, a national adaptive champion and world-record climber, will speak at the launch of the Inland Northwest Adaptive Climbing Initiative on Oct. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Eli Francovich: A lesson in caution while climbing in Idaho

At 58 years old, Charlie LaBrie is still hanging high. .

Vantage climbing area gets a new toilet

A popular Washington climbing spot is getting a much-needed second toilet.

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Well-known speed climber Scott Bennett sets record on Washington’s Mt. Stuart, Forbidden Peak

A well-known speed climber brought his skills to Washington earlier this month.

UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Newly acquired Post Falls land opens up world of hiking, biking, angling potential

Standing along the edge of the Spokane River, just downstream of Post Falls, Bryan Myers has a grand vision.

The Spokane Mountaineers help launch climbing careers with annual Mountain School course

Snaking upward into the dark, a line of headlamps twinkles in the cold darkness of an early alpine morning. Each light a climber. Each climber a collection of hopes, desires …

The value of injury: a meditation on moving slowly

An injury slows me down forcing a slower pace of outdoor travel.

REI gives $15,000 to climbing, biking projects in Spokane

REI has given $15,000 in grants toward mountain biking and climbing projects in the Spokane area.

Gonzaga climber competing on world stage

Gonzaga University senior Hannah Tolson will compete in the 2018 World University Championships in Slovakia starting Wednesday.

Backcountry Canadian huts, mountain views inspire, but 65-year-old Spokane climber Dick Quinn is the real muse

He didn’t hesitate when he came to the 50-degree sloping mass of snow and ice just a handful of a hundred feet below the summit of Mount Olive in the …

Masters of rock: Yosemite climbers smash El Cap climb record

Days after two of the world’s most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, breaking a …

UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Two climbers killed after they fell from El Capitan in Yosemite

Two rock climbers were killed Saturday morning when they fell from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, officials said.

2 Sherpa guides scales Everest setting new records

A veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for the 22nd time, setting a record for the most climbs of the world’s highest mountain, while a female Sherpa made …

UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley named second-most adventurous person in the world

Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley was named the second-most adventurous person in the world by Men’s Journal, Tuesday.

UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Climber who died at Smith Rock from Coeur d’Alene

A climber who fell to his death Tuesday at Smith Rock State Park was from Coeur d’Alene.

Whitworth bouldering competition this weekend

Whitworth’s 6th annual bouldering competition, Semper Liberi, is on Saturday.

Vertical indoor Easter egg hunt at REI

Search for Easter eggs up high on Sunday at REI’s open climbing day. Participants can scramble up REI’s indoor rock wall and Easter eggs will be hidden along the way. …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Welcome to the Thunderdome: World-class ice climbing in Spokane’s backyard

For years, Spokane resident Scott Coldiron has been developing a pocket of ice climbing in Montana. This month all that work culminated in three big first ascents.

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 9:14 a.m.

Things to do outside in Las Vegas instead of watching Gonzaga basketball

At some point, even the hardiest Gonzaga basketball fans may find themselves overwhelmed and underfunded amidst the glitzy cacophony of Las Vegas. Luckily, a different kind of playground is less …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 9:01 a.m.

Spokane mountaineer John Roskelley honored with membership in American Alpine Club alongside Alex Honnold, Margo Hayes and Sally Jewell

Spokane mountaineer, and former county commissioner, John Roskelley received another prestigious climbing award, Thursday.

2017: The year outdoors

A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold.

Bower Climbing Coalition teams up with Doma coffee creating custom roast

A Spokane climbing nonprofit now has its own custom coffee.

Banff Mountain Film Festival tour coming to Spokane’s Bing Crosby Theater

Chilling doses of icy adventure are among features the Banff Mountain Film Festival is delivering to Spokane next weekend.

Spokane’s Chris Kopczynski offers perspective on climber Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey, the pioneering climber who died Oct. 30 at age 94, inspired Spokane mountaineer Chris Kopczynski and some of the biggest names in climbing. Asked for a perspective on …

In brief: Conrad Anker presents climbing film to benefit wildfire relief

Although the climbing movie MERU has already played in Spokane, there are several good reasons to see it again when it screens tonight (Oct. 19) , 7 p.m., at the …

Reader photos capture essence of summer outdoors

Summer in the Inland Northwest serves up a lot of eye candy for outdoor photographers. Nesting birds and newborn fawns turn a lot of heads. Moose pose like models. Our …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Spokane backs away from controversial climbing gym proposal adjacent to Spokane Falls

The city will withdraw its request for a hearing with a state agency about whether to transfer outdoor recreation requirements on the lot, which would have been one of the …