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Don’t think twice, it’s just gneiss: a recap of the 5th Annual WMCC Rendezvous, presented by Millet

“Climb Gneiss” read a round, white bumper sticker plastered to the back of every other car in the small dirt parking lot. This dual-meaning phrase is a way of life at Farley Ledge in Erving, MA — be courteous to your fellow climber, and never forget to appreciate the uniqueness of Farley’s signature rock, gneiss — a metamorphic rock similar ... Read More »

Other blogs to follow: Climbing edition

Hello, hopefully now loyal Action in Solitude readers! I want to thank each and every one of you for visiting our site, and helping us along on our slow but steady growth process. At a time like this, it seems like the last thing I would want to do would be send you into the loving arms of other blogs, ... Read More »

Gettin’ techy with it: 6 of the most useful climbing apps

For better or for worse, technology has implanted its way into our everyday lives. We can access weather at the swipe of a finger, stock stats with a simple click, and email by shouting into our lenseless space glasses. Anywho, you can either embrace technology, or join the legions of old people who think Google is a real person and ... Read More »

Bouldering in the Lights at 24HHH, presented by Princeton Tec

Did you miss the 24HHH registration or planning on going for the amazing boulder fields? We’ve got you covered. On Friday, September 26th, 2014 we’ll be hosting the 1st Annual Bouldering in the Lights, presented by Princeton Tec. Starting at 10pm we’ll have a free concert by Small Houses (, then an open climb at the Idaho Boulders. Classic problems of ... Read More »

“Are you a gym rat?” in five easy steps

Whether we’re willing to admit it or not, a lot of us are confined to climbing indoors; imprisoned to the air-conditioned; to pulling on polyurethane. I’m a gym rat, I know it, but climbing on plastic is better to me than not climbing at all. Some of us (namely those who don’t live in Texas) are more fortunate, however, and ... Read More »