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Stories tagged: rock climbing

UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018

Making the transition from climbing inside to out

Making the transition from indoor climbing to outdoor climbing can be an incredibly rewarding experience. But it has to be taken seriously.

Reader photo: On the hunt for dry rock

The search for dry rock can take adventurous climbers far and wide.

On first day of 2018 snowshoers treated to sun drenched views from Mount Spokane

For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.

Reader photo: A very mixed Christmas

Readers outdoor photo gallery

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

In brief: Spokane climbing nonprofit brings Reel Rock film to town

The Bower Climbing Coalition, a Spokane climbing nonprofit, is hosting the screening of Reel Rock 12 on Wednesday.

Rock stars: Profiles of some of eastern Idaho’s most-skilled rock climbers

Idaho and its neighboring Intermountain West are home to some of the best rock-climbing sites in the world. The state’s tourism website,, says Idaho is home to more than …

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 …

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

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

‘Sufferfest’ climber-filmmaker dusts off for National Geographic Live

Cedar Wright is bringing his uncomfortable relationship with climbing and film-making to Spokane.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …