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NW Snow Buddy iPhone App

One of our long time contributors (check out his ice climbing gear primer) here at Cascadeclimbers.com has put together a..

Seattle Area Boot Fitter

If you have feet that fall outside of the shape that boot manufacturers think your feet can fit into, finding..

Smith Rock Guidebook Review 2nd Edition- By Bill Coe

alcon Guides suck. That most Falcon guides are not worth the paper they’ve been printed on is a widely known truism in the climbing world. Yet they often have been the only game in town and we all grit our teeth and buy one anyway. A good guidebook should do more than get you located in a new area: it should entertain, inform, and interest you in the area it presents. The information should be clear, well organized and most importantly, accurate. A really good one will present history along with current information or where to find current info. An excellent one will do all of this, and do it in deep rich color! The new Falcon Guide authored by Alan Watts does all of this. It breaks with the Falcon Guide tradition of settling for mediocrity, and proceeds directly to sublime and amazing.