Valentine’s Day Special: 10 Reasons to Date Another Climber

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and I hope you’re giving chocolate, and/or flowers, and/or cams, and/or hand salve to a special someone. If you’re single, no worries; I highly recommend you buy yourself and your mom some chocolate. I also recommend that you choose your next date wisely: Here are ten reasons why, as a climber, you should…

Easy Maple Cinnamon Tendon-Strengthening Granola

Here is another recipe for my foodie, health-nut climbing buds. This maple cinnamon granola, inspired by and adapted from Steph Davis’s “Homemade Granola,” takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, packs lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber-rich whole grains (think: keeps you full for hours), and tastes amazing plain, with soy or cow’s milk, cooked as…

The Ten Commandments of Bouldering

I. Thou shalt never use thy knees to top out. IIa. Thou shalt wait at least 7 minutes between attempts. IIb. Thou shalt also brush each hold thoroughly before each attempt. III. Thou shalt do anything and everything to climb during perfect temps, including hiking through snowdrifts and climbing by headlamp. IV. Thou shalt not consider anything…

INTERVIEW: David Allfrey on Traveling, Staying Motivated Though Injury, and “Getting Back in Shape” for 2017

David Allfrey is best known for his unending psych and setting El Cap speed records. However, the 2016 recipient of the Robert Hicks Bates Award for “outstanding accomplishment by a young climber” who has “demonstrated exceptional skill and character in the climbing or mountaineering arts and has outstanding promise for future accomplishment” prefers to be known as a…

6 Tips for Surviving Long Car Trips

Whether you’re making the 7-hour trek to Joe’s Valley for the weekend or driving coast-to-coast in less than a week, long days in the car are rough. However, YOU have the power to make them less terrible and even productive. Here’s How: Tip 1: Listen to Podcasts! Having driven from New Hampshire to California and…

Homemade Spreadable Trail Mix: A Photographic How To

Trail mix and nut butters have long been outdoor enthusiasts’ staple foods. They’re packable, dense, nutritious fuel. Unfortunately, after several jars of creamy PB and a pound of almonds and dried fruit, you start to hate your go-to snacks. Here is an easy homemade twist on traditional trail mix to make you love “good ol’ raisins and peanuts” again…

Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Your Outdoorsy Family and Friends

Christmas is less than two weeks away, and Hanukkah begins in just 12 days, which means you’ve likely completed approximately 2 percent of your holiday shopping and are now scrambling. Coffee.Tape.Climb. has you covered with inexpensive gifts for the outdoor enthusiasts on your list. A HYDRO FLASK:  This “water bottle” keeps beverages hot for 6…

INTERVIEW: Margo Hayes on Her Semester in France, Three Gold Medals at the World Youth Championships, and Gaining Confidence Through Climbing Outside

Margo Hayes is one of American’s top female climbers both indoors and outside. She has ticked well over a dozen 5.14s, including the first female ascent of Bad Girls Club (5.14d), while consistently taking the podium indoors nationally and internationally, most recently winning three gold medals (lead, bouldering and combined) at the World Youth Championships in China. She’s also…