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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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Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym Set to Open on Spokane’s Northside

The bouldering community in the Inland Northwest has exploded in recent years, and the new Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym proves this community is only going to keep getting stronger. As early as March 2017, the new indoor bouldering facility on ...

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Explore the Winter Wilds Safely—Be Avalanche Aware

I rolled into the foyer of an outfitter that had inundated Facebook with advertisements about a $5 Avalanche Awareness event. The atmosphere was that of distant relatives conversing at an annual reunion rather than the cinematic and sonic overload and ...

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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: CLIMBING

This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are ...

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