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(VIDEO) Local Climbs: Charlie Luu bouldering around Fayetteville, Arkansas

Some climbers just want to project new problems, while others genuinely love bouldering at all levels from V-easy to V-never gonna happen. Charlie Luu is of the latter group. He was all smiles as he diligently stepped up to a number of local classics, ticked them, climbed each effortlessly, then, just as diligently, removed each tick mark. Charlie Luu bouldering …

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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 (http://www.climbgneiss.org/) member, Pete Clark has taken it upon himself to help facilitate the …

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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 …

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