Stories tagged: climbing
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 6 a.m.
A Wyoming rock climber’s installation of routes in a popular Bighorn Mountain canyon has the Forest Service concerned and the sport’s athletes divided.
Sat., July 13, 2019, 6 a.m.
Spokane’s nonprofit climbing coalition announced that it is on track to build a toilet at the Deep Creek climbing area in Riverside State Park. The bathroom will be completed in …
UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Spokane’s Jess Roskelley, Scott Coldiron make long list for one of the world’s most prestigious climbing awards
Spokane climbers Scott Coldiron and the late Jess Roskelley have made the long list for one of the world’s most prestigious climbing awards.
Thu., June 13, 2019, 6 a.m.
Ferry County outdoor festival aims to bring recreation, money to one of Washington’s poorest counties
Emily Burt knows the dollar value of sweaty and thirsty outdoor enthusiasts better than most. As the co-owner and founder of Republic Brewing, Burt is used to seeing trail weary …
Sun., June 9, 2019, 6 a.m.
To Manmohan Singh Kohli, who led the first Indian team to the peak of Mount Everest, modern mountaineering bears little resemblance to the expeditions he headed decades ago.
Sun., June 9, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
On May 31, Nick Sweeney and Zack Turner, two Spokane alpine climbers, were attempting to climb Ptarmigan Ridge on Mount Rainier with Kyle Terry. The three were preparing for an …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 9:42 p.m.
A rescue effort is underway for climbers who have been stranded on the north side of Mount Rainier in Washington state since Monday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
One climber was killed and two were injured by rock fall on Mount Rainier’s Liberty Ridge route Wednesday evening.
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 5:37 p.m.
Like any elite athlete, when Jim States was at the height of his climbing career, he practiced incessantly. That’s part of the reason why States, who now lives in Shelton, …
Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
It was the final climb on his quest to reach the highest summit on all seven continents. When Christopher Kulish finally reached Mount Everest’s 29,035-foot peak, he joined an elite …
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:58 p.m.
More than a decade after being hit by a drunken driver, Spokane climbing coach launches generations of young climbers from his wheelchair
On the night of July 27, 2007, Josh Jackman finished a shift at Gordy’s Sichuan Cafe, stopped briefly at Wild Walls – at the time Spokane’s only climbing gym – …
Sat., May 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
From Joyce Roskelley’s deck Mount Spokane is visible in the distance, slashes of lingering snow running like vertical veins.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:01 p.m.
The life, spirit and humor of Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley will be celebrated Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
At 4 a.m., Saksham Gakhar’s eyes were rolling in his head and violent shivers shook his 146-pound frame.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
As the shock waves from renowned alpinist Jess Roskelley’s death continue to ripple outward, local organizations and businesses are honoring his life and supporting his family.
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 9:56 p.m.
Spokane climber Jess Roskelley missing and presumed killed by avalanche in Canadian Rockies; David Lama, Hansjorg Auer also presumed dead
Spokane climber Jess Roskelley, 36, was attempting to climb a difficult route over the past two weeks on Howse Peak in Banff National Park with Austrian climbers David Lama and …
Tue., March 26, 2019
For climbers itching to get outside, early April can be a maddening time.
Fri., March 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
It’s a worn and torn cliché with numerous iterations:
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 5:31 a.m.
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
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
2018: Outdoor transitions
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Two Spokane climbers established a new route in the wilds of Montana.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 5:45 a.m.
They started their grand climbing adventure in Nebraska of all places.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
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.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Spokane’s dedicated climbing nonprofit,
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
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 …