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Rock Climbing in Spokane’s Dishman Hills

Photo of climber by Summer Hess.

The summer in my mind is always perfect—obliging weather, tons of time off from work, and a lineup of great partners ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice. Tis the season for setting audacious goals and finally crossing ...

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Deep Creek Ravine: Tracking a Jailbreak Flood

Photo of Deep Creek by Tim Connor.

I first encountered Deep Creek the way I suspect most people do: in a car. As Highway 2 makes a beeline west out of Spokane, it passes the main gate to Fairchild Air Force Base. Then, in about the time ...

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Alaska’s 8,500 Foot Gauntlet Ridge

Photo of mountaineer.

In late April, Jess Roskelley and Clint Helander descended Mount Huntington in Alaska after climbing a new route up the mountain. Several alpinists from around the world consider their Gauntlet Ridge route one of the boldest mountaineering achievements in recent ...

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EWU Climbing Competition (May 6)

Photo courtesy Eastern Washington University Climbing Wall.

Eastern Washington University’s Climbing Wall will be holding their annual bouldering competition, the Climbtastic Voyage, on May 6. The event is open to college students from the Spokane and North Idaho area including Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University, Gonzaga University, ...

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Earth Day Crag Clean-up and Climbing Community Celebration

The Bower Climbing Coalition, a Spokane non-profit organization that repairs and replaces climbing hardware at local climbing areas and promotes the community and culture of climbing through local events and gatherings, is hosting “Rock The Earth,” a day of climbing ...

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Five Beginner Yoga Poses for Runners

Over the past few years I’ve vacillated between running and climbing, but I always seem to hit a plateau that prevents me from making gains in either sport. I’ve watched my friends improve their flexibility and strength by incorporating yoga ...

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Prepare for Spring Climbing with These Training Tips

Photo of climber by Jon Jonckers

To some people, climbing in a gym is the only type of climbing they know; to others it’s simply supplemental training for outdoor climbing. When it’s still too cold to climb real rock outside, it’s the perfect time to ramp ...

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Wild Walls is Expanding

Kody smiles as he reaches for handholds on the wall at Wild Walls. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Wild Walls climbing gym plans to add approximately 2,000 square feet of floor space and 2,000 square feet of climbing space starting at the beginning of March. Wild Walls general manager, Todd Mires, explains, “The primary goal of expanding is ...

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Out There Contributor Ammi Midstokke to Give Talks at Great Outdoors & Bike Expo (Feb. 18)

Sandpoint-based writer, adventure mom, nutritional therapy practitioner, and Out There Monthly columnist Ammi Midstokke will be giving two presentations on Saturday, February 18 as part of the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo. Her first talk, titled “Nutrition for Hikers, ...

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Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo: As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside

Don’t let the indoor setting fool you at this new outdoor recreation event at the Spokane Convention Center February 18-19, 2017. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities at this two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities ...

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