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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
My experience with Oklahoma rock

My experience with Oklahoma rock

Posted by Fred Knapp on 24th Jan 2018

By Fred KnappIn an odd sense, Oklahoma climbing has been on my radar since my youth. As a teenager I devoured climbing media, and I distinctly remember an article (in Outside magazine, I believe) abou … read more

Climbing's most popular finger injury

Posted by Fred Knapp on 13th Dec 2017

Wow… yet again I’ve made one move too many. This time I heard my middle finger pop on a route at the gym. It’s been swollen for weeks and I’m unable to move it. An MRI showed a full-thickness rupture … read more