Climbers in Quarantine: The Weekly Stoke (4)

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Alllllright….we think it may be time for an intervention. True, nothing can fill the void that climbing has left in our cold, cold hearts. But rumor has it ya’ll are turning into vampires while maximizing your online lives. Say it with us now: “The sun is not my enemy.” Step away from the device and let’s get some fresh air. There are still plenty of ways to get outside safely. Just look at these two weirdos hanging out in a tree….

Climbers Stuck at Home: Photo of the Week

A and L from Boston take backyard camping to a new level with backyard portaledging.

Indoor Training Freebies

Feeling like a caged animal? GRRRRRRRR. Now that the weather is warming up, why not take these awesome workouts outside and demonstrate to all your neighbors what a beast you are—in the yard, on the balcony, whatever you can manage to get some sunshine and distance from others.

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

It just gets weirder and weirder, doesn't it?

Do Good Inspiration

  • We’re totally blown away by how many climbing gyms are offering FREE training resources to support all of us during this stir-crazy time, despite their businesses being totally shut down. Pay it forward (or back) by supporting your local gym with a gift card purchase. Every one of these climbing gyms could use your support right now.
  • Did you know that Access Fund has a monthly Advocate Spotlight series where we highlight the amazing work of climbing advocates around the country? Meet April’s advocate spotlight, Kelso Cook!
  • If you haven’t heard, our Conservation Teams are isolating in the field with no climbing and no in-person interactions. But they are still hard at work restoring climbing areas. Check out this amazing before and after shot of Conservation Team East’s work at Moss Rock Preserve in Alabama. This new hardened climber’s path restores and protects sensitive tree root systems from further damage. Daaaaaang.

Tread Lightly Tip of the Week

Ever call out a stranger at the crag on their bad behavior? Yeah, awkward. While you may do your part to stay on trail, brush off chalk, respecting area closures, etc.—what happens when you see other climbers behaving badly? We hope you’ll be an upstander, not bystander. That doesn’t mean being a jerk—it means starting a conversation kindly, in the spirit of camaraderie and education.
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