Stories tagged: rock climbing
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5 p.m.
Non-traditional activities can benefit kids who don’t like team sports
Nontraditional physical activities can benefit children who shy away from traditional team sports, perhaps because they need a different challenge, get easily distracted or feel uncoordinated. Other kids struggle because …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Rediscovering Leavenworth: Seven great hikes around the area
With world-class hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and whitewater accessibility, Leavenworth is being rediscovered as an outdoor recreation Mecca by people who once dismissed it as a kitschy Bavarian-themed roadside …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
System aims to recreate challenging mountain climbs in gym
Using 3-D modeling and digital fabrication, a team has developed a system that replicates the hardest stretches of climb, so that it can be practiced on indoor climbing walls. In …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Gonzaga’s national climbing champ says fingers, focus took her to the top
A Gonzaga University student who grew up thinking she wasn’t athletic has won the women’s sport climbing division of the USA Climbing Collegiate National Championships.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Courageous Kids Climbing helps children reach new heights
Local children will get a chance to reach new heights – literally – when Wild Walls hosts Courageous Kids Climbing on Saturday.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 3:19 a.m.
Climbing nonprofit dedicated to safety, memory of local climber
In memory of a local climber’s work, and as a service to a rapidly growing climbing community, several Spokane climbing veterans have established the Bower Climbing Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 10:11 p.m.
Rock climber from Seatac dies in fall near Leavenworth
A 50-year-old Seatac woman fell and died Saturday while rock climbing in Icicle Canyon a few miles northwest of Leavenworth.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Special needs kids enjoy learning to rock climb in Spokane
Some couldn’t speak. Others eagerly asked for another turn. But all the disabled kids who came to a free rock wall climbing event at Wild Walls Saturday seemed to have …
Sat., April 9, 2016
‘Sufferfest’ climber-filmmaker dusts off for National Geographic Live
Cedar Wright is bringing his uncomfortable relationship with climbing and film-making to Spokane.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016, 8 p.m.
Mead graduate injured in Bavarian Alps climbing accident
A Mead High School graduate was seriously injured in a New Year’s Day climbing accident in the Bavarian Alps that claimed the life of his climbing partner.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 5:23 p.m.
Local EMT, rock climber dies in fall
Andrew Bower was preparing to do the two things he liked to do best, rock climbing and helping people, when he fell off a cliff in the Dishman Hills Natural …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015, 6:39 a.m.
Out & About: ‘Hike It Baby’ helps parents hit the trail
OUTGOING – Hiking is a simple, healthy activity that gets much more complicated when a baby comes along. But an Oregon mom not to be deterred created a hiking support …
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
Yosemite climber hopes everyone conquers a Wall
His finger tips will eventually heal, and the attention of his feat will eventually fade, but Kevin Jorgeson hopes at least something will be remembered of the first free climb …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Free-climbers summit El Capitan
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – A pair of Americans completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb Wednesday, using only their hands and feet to scale …
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Wed., Sept. 24, 2014
Fire, ‘stories’ helped injured climber trapped overnight by boulder, partner says
Other than Hercules, Ammi Midstokke couldn’t have picked a better companion Friday to join her on a rock climb that went awry when a 1.5-ton boulder shifted, crushed her foot …
Thu., July 31, 2014
Access Fund supporting climbers: A voice that speaks for climbers nationwide
The Access Fund is a national advocacy organization whose mission is to keep U.S. climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment. Founded in 1991, the Access Fund supports and …
Thu., July 31, 2014
Succumb to the summit in crag culture
It’s one of the few sports where the opposition is older than mankind itself. Eons older. Its language is as universal now as it was when it began, before speech …
Thu., July 3, 2014
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, 8:46 a.m.
Summer destinations range from peaks of Italy to waters of B.C.
Mid-afternoon and the air was filled with hot, sticky summer heat as we stepped out of the lower terminal of Linate Airport in Milan, Italy. I was with my climbing …
Tue., July 2, 2013
Slacklining growing in popularity
It wasn’t so long ago that Andy Lewis appeared in the Super Bowl halftime show, wearing a gleaming-white toga, silver-spangled boots and his brown Afro, balancing and bouncing on a …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013
Roskelley learns to zero in on slim window for climb
Ten years ago, a 20-year-old Jess Roskelley had all sorts of modern technology at his fingertips when he seized a moment of fame as the youngest American to climb Mount …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012
Pioneers climbed Grand Teton on a lark
Sometimes you make it by the seat of your pants. Sometimes, it takes both pant legs. That’s how a trio of University of Montana students turned the second documented ascent …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012
Minnehaha great place to hike, learn rock climbing techniques
Joy Clark, 6, made her way down the side of the rock face, rappelling slowly in spots and quicker in others. When she got closer to the ground, she slipped, …
Sun., July 22, 2012
Out & About: Chimney Rock climbing routes erased
OUTCRY – Climbers were humbled this month to find a massive rock fall had wiped out a generation of climbing routes on the east face of Chimney Rock, a landmark …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2011
Out & About: Tickets to upcoming Reel Rock Film Festival free
OUTDEAL – Some of the year’s top climbing short films are coming to Spokane in a film tour – Reel Rock VI – Oct. 20, starting at 7 p.m. at …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2011
Big Rock purchase allows for parking
County commissioners enthusiastically agreed Tuesday to buy Big Rock and build a parking lot. The deal to acquire the popular rock-climbing and hiking area and make it publicly accessible reflected …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2011
Gear Junkie: Tips on going fast and light up high
While touring Europe recently, a jutting limestone peak in Austria’s Kaisergebirge Mountain Range was on my schedule. But a problem: I had only one day to climb it. The circumstances …