Climbers in Quarantine: The Weekly Stoke (2)

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Howdy fellow hermits! Have you started installing holds in your drywall yet? As the isolation continues, we’re drawing inspiration from climbers and peregrine falcons, experts in social distancing. Each year we’re asked to give peregrines space during nesting season by honoring seasonal closures. Even though we’re not sharing the cliffs with them right now, we’re thinking of our feathered friends out there nesting, making babies, and flying so fast coronavirus will never catch them. Check out the Tread Lightly Tip of the Week below for fun falcon facts. Ha! Alliteration is awesome. Stay sane and keep washing your hands.

Climbers Stuck at Home: Photo of the Week

Justin Wright, director of routesetting at inSPIRE Rock Indoor Climbing, takes on the sketchy counter traverse. Tag your "stuck at home" photos with #accessfund and #climbingadvocate.

Indoor Training Freebies

Resist the undeniable draw of the couch and keep training!

COVID-19 Resources for Climbers

We strongly encourage all climbers to help flatten the curve and err on the side of caution. Here's how you can help.
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Entertaining Tidbits

Fun stuff from around the web to keep you stoked.

  • Gorilla attacks Dave Wetmore while he takes a crap. Motive unclear….could be improper waste disposal at the crag or perhaps he’s trying to get his hands on that toilet paper.
  • Go back in time to the film that helped launch the bouldering revolution. Watch 18-year-old phenom Chris Sharma roam the American West to take down the hardest bouldering problems of the day.
  • Join the Climbing Book Club, presented by Mountaineers Books and Climbing Magazine. The first book on tap is Pete Whittaker’s Crack Climbing: A Definitive Guide. Get in there!
  • Did you miss last week's edition of The Weekly Stoke? Get it here.

Do Good: Advocacy Inspiration

  • JEDI 101 for Climbers: Educate yourself and help ensure that people from all walks of life have a chance to experience the power and beauty of climbing.

Tread Lightly Tip of the Week

Peregrine falcons and other birds of prey are most vulnerable during nesting season—happening right now—and are easily stressed when humans are near their nests. Even though we’re not out on the cliffs, climbers can help protect raptors by knowing some basic facts about nesting season and seasonal closures.
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We're In This Together

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