10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Road Trip

Summer road trip season is almost here! And chances are you’re trying to stretch your funds as far as possible. Here are some tips to help you save money and make what you do have go further, allowing you to take a longer excursion. On The Road: Save gas $$$ with Gasbuddy.com. Look up the cheapest gas stations…

Remembering that Falling is Fun

I knew I shouldn’t be scared. I had a rope, five draws, and an experienced belayer to catch me, yet there I was overgripping the red sloper that was supposed to be my clipping jug with my shoulders up by my ears from anxiousness. “I don’t think I can clip here,” I yelled down to James. “Want…

Autumn: New England’s Finest (Climbing) Season

Fall is the season to be in New England. The oppressive humidity of summer has lifted, replaced by crisp air, crisper apples, and crunchy leaves. The sun is now a welcomed sight, thawing the first frosts, and the rolling hills are transformed from waves of uniform green to speckled yellow, red, and orange—we like to…

Two Years of Climbing

It’s official: I’ve been climbing for two years. Now you’re probably thinking wow she’s still a newbie. I am. I still don’t have enough confidence in my placements to fall on gear. I haven’t sent 5.14. Or 5.13. Or even my first 5.12 yet. However, I’ve been dreaming of rocks and occasionally plastic since a high…

Why Climb?

My dad wishes I didn’t climb. For one thing, he’s afraid of heights; so much so that walking three flights up a fire tower makes him nauseous, so scaling cliffs seems unfathomably frightening. For another, he’s never tried it, not even in a gym. He doesn’t understand the melding of strength, balance, and focus required…