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The First Earth Day and the Advent of Clean Climbing

The First Earth Day and the Advent of Clean Climbing

Posted by Fred Knapp / Jim Erickson on 22nd Apr 2020

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day. For climbing legend Jim Erickson, Earth Day served as a call to arms to eschew the use of pitons and cement the beginning of clean cl … read more
Choose What You Pay

Choose What You Pay

Posted by Fred Knapp on 21st Apr 2020

A few days ago, a friend called to pre-order the Eldorado guide. He’s a great-grandfather who crushes in the gym but hasn’t climbed outside in years. “I’m really just buying this to support you,” was … read more
Coronavirus, Climbing, and Social Responsibility

Coronavirus, Climbing, and Social Responsibility

Posted by Fred Knapp on 14th Mar 2020

I was a corona-disbeliever a few days ago. I’ve changed my mind.These are tough times. It’s snowy outside and I want to go to the climbing gym, but I won’t any longer—it’s just flat-out socially irres … read more
Creak Freak -- the making of an epic guide

Creak Freak -- the making of an epic guide

Posted by Fred Knapp on 27th Jun 2018

My publishing career started in the early 90s with a pamphlet-guidebook I authored; 50 Select Classic Desert Climbs covered the best routes of the Moab region, with a focus on towers. I hoped to share … read more