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Stair Climbing

By Steve Edwards

You can't beat a flight of stairs when training for the hills; add a full backpack and sturdy shoes, and you are equiped for the outdoor gym.

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Top 10 Ice Climbs in the Northeast

By S. Peter Lewis

Tick off the ice routes on this list and you will have sampled Northeast ice climbing at its very best.

Key Hole Route, Longs Peak

By Nancy Prichard

Hikers and mountaineers from all over the world flock to Rocky Mountain National Park to ascend beautiful and challenging mountains. The grand prize is the 14,255-foot Longs Peak.

Joshua Tree National Monument

By Nancy Prichard

A favorite climbing destination worldwide, Joshua Tree offers classic routes for moderate to experienced climbers.

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

By Nancy Prichard

The Missouri Gulch Trail in Collegiate Peaks Wilderness is a spectacular and pristine destination for both hikers and climbers.

Sunburn-free Climbing

By Nancy Prichard

Sunburn-free Climbing: Leave the objective dangers behind and practice your climbing technique indoors.

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Peaks & Passes

By Charlie Fowler

Mountaineer-photographer, Charlie Fowler shares a breathtaking view of Cho Oyu and Shishapangma as his crew attempts to climb and ski some of the world's largest peaks.

Where Summer Survives and Winter Arrives

By Nancy Prichard

Don't get caught indoors. Explore a wealth of autumn hiking, trail running, and paddling destinations.

Here's the Rub

By Nancy Prichard

A little preventative medicine (massage) can help to limit the wear and tear on a climber's body.

Gumby Games

By Nancy Prichard

Five minutes of stretching can help you reach that next handhold. It can also prevent injuries.

Using Non-Mechanical Ascension

By Rebecca Gonzales

Not just for aid climbing and caving, non-mechanical ascension is important to the sport climber, too.

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Teach Your Kids to Climb

By Nancy Prichard

Climbing is second nature to most children. Here are a few tips to ensure their climbing experience is safe and fun.

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Look Ma! No Ropes!

By Nancy Prichard

Bouldering is the simplest of climbing pleasures. No ropes, no hardware, just pure fun in the sun.

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Getting Down Without a Rappelling Device

By Rebecca Gonzales

Three ways of getting down. Memorize them before going up.

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Spring into Yosemite

By Nancy Prichard

Summer in the valley means queuing for routes, heat and busloads of tourists. Beat the rush.

Pacific Northwest's Triple Crown

By Nancy Prichard

Cragging at Smith Rock, Oregon; Leavenworth, Washington; and City of Rocks, Idaho.

Joshua Tree: A Climbing Mecca

By John Sterling

An April journey to Joshua Tree National Park is an annual rite of spring for most West Coast climbers.

Beat the Summer Heat

By Nancy Prichard

Climbing destinations that guarantee summer breezes and no crowds.

Slipping Through the Slots at Antelope Canyon

By George Stocking

Canyoneering through a subterranean wonderland.

Hueco Tanks

By C.J. King

Named for the large geologic formations in the rock, Hueco offers climbing and world class bouldering for climbers of any ability.

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