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(Video) Local Climbs: Pete Clark climbing at Farley Ledges in Western Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts isn’t thought of as a world class climbing destination. However, with new development and a thriving community word is spreading that Western Massachusetts has enough quality climbs to keep even the most dedicated climber busy for many years. Local climber, bouldering gym owner, and WMCC ( member, Pete Clark has taken it upon himself to help facilitate the ... Read More »

10 Best Climbing Gear Purchases for Beginners

Many, many years ago, a co-worker named Matt introduced me to rock climbing. We worked at an outdoor gear store in Western Massachusetts. He was the climbing expert at the shop. I had devoured climbing magazine content for a couple years, but was too intimidated to tie-in. One weekend, he took me to a local top-roping crag where we got ... Read More »