How to Choose a Climbing or Ski Guide
Jul15

How to Choose a Climbing or Ski Guide

Why Choose a Guide Before getting into how to choose a climbing or ski guide, you might be asking yourself, “Why should I hire a guide?” Beyond providing an extra level of safety and security, a guide can help fast-track skill development, making the most of your limited free time so you can do bigger and better things. A guide can teach you skills that are hard to learn from a book or video as well as give you personalized feedback,...

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10 local sports for thrill seekers
Jul24

10 local sports for thrill seekers

Hiking, biking and swimming are certainly a ton of fun but sometimes you just have to take it to the extreme. Check out the 10 sports for thrill seekers and take the ride of a lifetime.     1.Skydiving Skydive Ogden Get a whole new view of Ogden from sky while flying with Skydive Ogden!           2.Kayaking Weber white water rafting This is no leisurely float, this is a whitewater rush down the...

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Front Climbing Club Summer Camp!
May31

Front Climbing Club Summer Camp!

Kids love to climb so what better way to let them tap into their natural instincts than to sign them up for a rock climbing summer camp. The Front Climbing Club offers week-long adventure camps for kiddos where they can learn all the ins and outs of climbing including safety protocol, equipment use, problem solving, lingo, and hold/rock types. The classes are fun and exciting and help them learn team building skills as well as...

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Indie Ogden Spotlight: Ogden Climbing Festival
Apr06

Indie Ogden Spotlight: Ogden Climbing Festival

  Ogden climbing fest is back again and this year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. I chatted with founder, Daniel Turner and Gear:30 guru Brandon Long about this year’s event. Check it out and get excited! When/how did Climbing fest get started? Daniel: In 2008 I , (Coordinator for the WSU Outdoor Program ) , started the festival to promote the sport of climbing. It was modeled after a festival in Moscow...

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Ogden Rock Climber and Local Artist Eric Zschiesche on His Way up to Schoolroom
May15

Ogden Rock Climber and Local Artist Eric Zschiesche on His Way up to Schoolroom

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Climbing at Schoolroom is not for the faint of heart. The word schoolroom connotes a place for beginners— a place where one can learn.  Personally,  I would not want to climb my first 5.9 at Schoolroom. The climbs are some what exposed and the bolting does not induce a calm state of mind. Perhaps Schoolroom is named because it is right above Saint Joe’s. The climbs span the entire cliff from...

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