Stories tagged: rock climbing
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Making the transition from indoor climbing to outdoor climbing can be an incredibly rewarding experience. But it has to be taken seriously.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
The search for dry rock can take adventurous climbers far and wide.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
The Bower Climbing Coalition, a Spokane climbing nonprofit, is hosting the screening of Reel Rock 12 on Wednesday.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Idaho and its neighboring Intermountain West are home to some of the best rock-climbing sites in the world. The state’s tourism website, visitidaho.org, says Idaho is home to more than …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Cedar Wright is bringing his uncomfortable relationship with climbing and film-making to Spokane.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016, 8 p.m.
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.
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.
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
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
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 …
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014
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Wed., Sept. 24, 2014
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
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 31, 2014
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 3, 2014
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, 8:46 a.m.
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
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
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 …