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Games Climbers Play | Ascent

Games Climbers Play | Ascent

“Games Climbers Play,” published in Ascent, in 1967, may be the most thought-provoking essay on climbing ethics ever written. Ethics,...

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The Menstrual Cycle and Climbing Performance

For those with menstrual cycles: Have you ever wondered why your performance seems to peak or seems to drop depending...

The Menstrual Cycle and Climbing Performance
No Chalk

No Chalk

How do you feel about chalk all over the cliffs?

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John Long: The Jump | Ascent

It was John Long’s first big-time television production. He would film Carl Boenish making a record BASE jump in Norway....

John Long: The Jump | Ascent
John Long: Gravity

John Long Tales John Long: Gravity

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Vikki Weldon: Hard Lines and the Front Line

“I can relate this back to climbing. Fear of the unknown can often be worse than the actual experience. Sure,...

Vikki Weldon: Hard Lines and the Front Line
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Between the Lines: It’s Time To Change Offensive Route Names

Between the Lines: It’s Time To Change Offensive Route Names

Routes belong to us all. That should include their names.

Between the Lines: 5 Ways Climbers Cheat

Tuesday Night Bouldering Between the Lines: 5 Ways Climbers Cheat