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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
The Real Index

The Real Index

Posted by Chris Kalman on 16th Oct 2017

I was pretty astounded when Fred told me how well the Index guidebook had performed right out of the gates. But when he told me that people were going nuts for the special edition covers, it started t … read more