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Guided climbing trips are safe and cheap options for off-court entertainment in Las Vegas

Just 20 minutes from downtown Sin City is world-class rock climbing in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s an adult playground made of sandstone and sunshine.


Love is out there: From rafting and dog walking to fishing, outdoor passions bring couples together

It’s a worn and torn cliché with numerous iterations:


State-wide effort to replace aging climbing equipment had a banner year in 2018

A statewide effort to replace aging climbing equipment had a banner year in 2018.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2018: The year outdoors

2018: The year outdoors


2018: Top outdoor stories

The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor transitions

2018: Outdoor transitions


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor achievements

Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.


University ice makers get the hang of producing climbable walls

Even to non-ice climbers, the ice hanging from the wall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks looks different than it did when the wall opened in 2012.


Spokane climbers establish a new route in the wilds of Montana

Two Spokane climbers established a new route in the wilds of Montana.


Spokane couple climbs all 50 high points in the United States

They started their grand climbing adventure in Nebraska of all places.


‘Free Solo’ is about more than just climbing

The most riveting scene in Free Solo, a blockbuster climbing documentary about free soloist Alex Honnold’s ropeless ascent of the 3,000-foot El Capitan, is shot in his van.


Bower Climbing Coalition hosts Reel Rock 13

Spokane’s dedicated climbing nonprofit,


Balancing act: Jess Roskelley on his hopes of making climbing his life

In his Spokane garage, Jess Roskelley faced a conundrum. He had this new treadwall – picture a treadmill, but for climbing – but it was about a foot taller than …


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.