Articles written by: Hope Gately

The Top 5 Outdoor Rules You Should Never Break…Ever!

The Top 5 Outdoor Rules You Should Never Break…Ever!

Gee, That Plant Sure Does Look Tasty (No the Hell it Does Not, you Chris McCandless, Yuppie, Wannabe) If you haven’t read Into the Wild, then please do or at least see the movie. The long and the short of it can be broken down as follows (and I apologize [...]

Take the Lead: Lead Climbing for Beginners

Take the Lead: Lead Climbing for Beginners

So, I’m super stoked because I’ve just started lead climbing indoors. This is a monumental occasion for me because just 4 short months ago I was still taking falls on 5.7s in the gym. Now that I feel more competent and comfortable with my climbing, I’m ready to take it to the [...]

Canyoneering 4 Ways it Makes You Indiana Jones Sexy

Canyoneering 4 Ways it Makes You Indiana Jones Sexy

Canyoneering is not for the faint of heart. Picture this: You drive out to the middle of the Utah Desert (or some other general place where canyons exist), there’s not a hospital for miles, no cellphone coverage, and you descend into a cavernous blackhole of death. Ok, maybe it’s not [...]

2013 Sport Climbing Series National Championships: Too Legit

2013 Sport Climbing Series National Championships: Too Legit

Less than two decades ago, indoor and outdoor rock climbing was still seen as somewhat of an alternative sport reserved for dirtbag, granola munching, lazy-ass hippies. Big names like Chris Sharma, Adam Ondre, and Steph Davis have started to change all of that, along with recognition from gear companies like [...]