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The Trad Guide to Joshua TreeThe Trad Guide to Joshua Tree

Book Review Charlie and Diane Winger have definitely done something different with this guidebook to Joshua Tree. While many guidebooks choose to use lengthy descriptions to describe climbs and locations, Charlie and Diane show you that a single picture can be ‘worth a thousand words.’ Let’s see … Sixty climbs + 100 color pictures + 192 pages of detailed descriptions = thorough coverage Read More »


NOLS Winter CampingNOLS Winter Camping

Book Review Each year, NOLS instructors take students on winter excursions to places like Teton Valley, Patagonia, the Himalayan Mountains, and other remote locations teaching them the finer points of surviving in extreme environments. Buck Tilton and John Gookin have taken the time to write a book based on NOLS curriculum so that everyone can learn useful things like Read More »




Member Submitted Fiction

Fallen AngelRobert Walton
Hey Losercouloir
GnuhhhChas Ryder
The Wastefull HyllsChas Ryder
Special Training DayWarren Teissier
The Good LifeMatt Selman
An Occurrence at Greyside CliffsBrent McDaniel
A Dream Come TrueDaniel Byrne

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Member Submitted Poetry

Cold Cold World in ColoradoSuzanne Stroh
Stately Pleasure Domerobert walton
Tenaya MoonlightRobert Walton
So You're Into PainCharlotte Johnson
FameAmine Ben Aniba
Spring Is Herecouloir
The Itsy Bitsy StopperJon Moen
Climbing: The Best Feeling in the World!Sally Michelmore

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Mt.Whitney, Mt. Whitney with the Alabama Hills in the foreground., Posted by cloudbreak1


“As we unloaded packs at the parking lot, two young ladies approached us to ask if we were THE Yosemite climbers... They asked if it were true that Yosemite climbers chafe their hands on the granite to enable them to friction up vertical walls. We assured them that the preposterous myth was true.”

— Chuck Pratt, 1965


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