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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Climbing Grades (at least in the U.S.) - 2014-11-20 by Paul Nelson new

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Climbing Grades (at least in the U.S.) The history, development, and headaches that go into attaching numbers to rock climbs.
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The History and Future of Climbing Style and Ethics - 2014-11-06 by Paul Nelson

The History and Future of Climbing Style and Ethics We throw around the terms "style" and "ethics" quite a bit in climbing. But what do they mean? How did their meanings come to be? Check out this fairly long essay for more than you've ever wanted to know on the topic. It's the responsible, ethical thing to do.
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Literature on the Rock: An Annotated Bibiliography - 2014-10-23 by Paul Nelson

Literature on the Rock: An Annotated Bibiliography There is a lot of mountaineering literature out there, but what about rock climbing, or even bouldering? Here are a few of the best non-fiction memoirs or biographies on rock, which every climber should read.
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Why Do You Climb Mountains? - Because they are there! - 2012-11-08 by Dr.H. Korman

Why Do You Climb Mountains? - Because they are there! Why do you climb Mountains? "Because they are there" said legend and icon Mallory.
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Five Minutes (or more): Pete Takeda - 2009-03-09 by J. Young

Five Minutes (or more): Pete Takeda J. Young and Pete Takeda discuss An Eye at the Top of the World.
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The Access Fund: Foresight and Follow-Through - 2009-01-09 by J. Young

The Access Fund: Foresight and Follow-Through "We’re ten people and there are literally thousands of climbing areas at play..."
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An Auspicious Infancy: The Earliest Days of the Access Fund - 2008-12-22 by J. Young

An Auspicious Infancy: The Earliest Days of the Access Fund First of two interviews with past and present leaders of the Access Fund.
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Kaymoor Mine: a Photo Essay - 2005-11-25 by j_ung

A photographic journey through the New River Gorge's past.
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Rowell's Revenge - 2005-09-28 by Tim Shea

The true story of a dish best served cold. When a young man meets a Climbing Legend and it all goes bad, the Legend gets his revenge.
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Landscape Artist Attempts to Climb Matterhorn - 2004-12-22 by Paul Chrastina

Landscape Artist Attempts to Climb Matterhorn Retelling of the Whymper Matterhorn epic. First published in OLD NEWS, March, 1996. Vol. 7, No. 6.
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It's a Man's World...NOT!!! - 2004-11-07 by polarwid

Some of my observations and opinions of WOMEN and climbing in the past 20 years, from an old, washed up MAN who learned a thing or two on the way!
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A Brief Explanation of the ALASKA GRADE SYSTEM - 2004-11-04 by polarwid

A link to the Alaska Range pages in Alaska so that I can describe the difficulty of the mountain routes easily in the Routes Database. Note: The Alaska Grade System description below is excerpted from Jonathan Waterman's [i]High Alaska[/i].
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Where are our Superstars? - 2004-02-01 by michael

The past 100 years has seen some amazing people push the limits of climbing further than anyone ever would imagine. But what has happened lately? Where are our superstars?
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