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Ascending apparitions of ice

...temperatures dipped close to zero in mid-January, local climbers could be seen hanging on the icy corners of the ice falls are continually revealing themselves. Local climbers are finding new routes hidden in the rocky folds along...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Mountain Kings Local climbers scale Mount McKinley By CHARLES BINGHAM THE JUNEAU EMPIRE The window in the weather was closing and it was becoming a race to see...
Cold Climbing

...years, two of which have been in Juneau. Glacier ice is a good place to learn the basics of ice climbing, many local climbers said. But to really understand the essence of the sport, climbing on waterfalls is essential. "The waterfalls...
Pure granite

...conquer it not readily apparent, but that's what keeps him coming back - again and again. Because for this avid local climber it's all about the challenge, the surprises and the purity of the sport. Even if it is only a big hunk of granite...
Rocktoberfest to rock a bit bigger this year

...Organizer Tyler Gress said the weekend is all about local climbers celebrating their love for the sport. "Fall is the time when a lot of our local climbers rediscover The Rock Dump," Gress said. "The weather...
Mountain Kings

The window in the weather was closing and it was becoming a race to see if six Juneau climbers could get off the mountain before a three-day storm moved in.
Students dig new climbing wall at University of Alaska Fairbanks

...venues at the recreation center, for both students and local climbers, Karr said. "It's the only facility of its kind...climbers must climb from underneath. A committee of local climbers helped make recommendations on the wall, which is...
Ascending the North Face

...huge in Juneau but in the climbing community in general. It's a huge accomplishment," said Brandon Howard, a local climber. "I think the thing that is most impressive is those guys enduring the weather. That's kind of the price of admission...
Juneau Empire Online Local: Climber plunges to his death 8/18/97

Joshua O'Brien apparently survived the fall off a cliff on the north side of Nugget Falls, but was dead by the time rescue personnel got to him, according to Ed Quinto, with the Glacier Valley station of Capital City Fire and Rescue. ``Two guys were up hiking,'' he said. ``One guy fell.
Climbers, fans come out for competition

...100-point routes for beginners, 300- to 400-point routes for experienced climbers and a 600-point route that local climber John Malaby said he wouldn't even venture. "To heck with that," Malaby said. "It is going to be pretty tough...


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