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A Note on SandBagging

A Note on SandBagging

Posted by Chris Kalman & Matty Van Biene on 14th Feb 2022

We often hear a critique of sandbagging which goes something like this: “People who sandbag their routes are just egotistical pricks.” The line of logic is, essentially, that an insecure climber can … read more
A Self Portrait | with Jenny Fischer

A Self Portrait | with Jenny Fischer

6th Sep 2021

Hi, it's Cricket here, and welcome to Cracking the Crag! This series is brought to you by––uh, nobody, we're not fancy enough to have official sponsors. Nevertheless, I would like to give a special sh … read more
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