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  • Kai Lightner Launches Non-Profit “Climbing For Change” to Address Racial Inequality in Rock Climbing
    In June, professional climber Kai Lightner published an op-ed, "Open Your Eyes To The Reality Of Black Lives," with Rock and Ice. Now, he’s confronting racial disparity and inequality in the outdoor industry on a new level with his nonprofit, Climbing For Change. “The general population of minorities in our country is around 40 percent […]
  • Dillon Blanksma, 26, Dies in Fall from Broadway Ledge on the Diamond, RMNP
      Last Thursday, July 30, 26-year-old Dillon Blanksma of Golden, Colorado died following an unroped fall from Broadway, the ledge a third of the way way up the East Face---also known as the Diamond---of Longs Peak (14,259 feet), in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), Colorado. Dillon Blanksma. Photo: Dillon Blanksma Memorial FB page. RMNP park […]
  • Ed Viesturs: What I’ve Learned
      I started guiding on Mount Rainier in 1982, and it became the perfect classroom. It taught me to think about the future while I’m on a climb, not the present moment. When I got to the big peaks, I had learned to live by a set of rules. *** I had to walk away […]
  • Weekend Whipper: Ground Fall in Brazil
    João Marcos Siqueira Silva sent us this video of a ground fall he took on Kriptonita (5.11d/12a), at Falésia do Zé, Luminosa, Brazil, a crag in the countryside near São Paulo. João told us, "My 0.3 piece popped out of the rock. I still don't know exactly why---I fell right there twice, and some friends […]

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