@usaclimbing National Cup Series-Steel Town Throw Down registration is live!
We will have three competitions the weekend of Sept 21-22, USAC National Cup Series, USAC Youth Bouldering Locals, and our #SteelTownThrowDown Citizens Comp. You can only compete in one, so choose wisely! Email email@example.com with questions or check out our site: tinyurl.com/ascendncs
The base of Roadside Crag in Kentucky at the #redrivergorge@rrgcc showing signs of significant erosion, including exposed tree roots and social trails. Roadside Crag was closed for nearly 7 years, due in part to climber impacts. The @accessfund -Jeep Conservation Team restored this area in 2018. How You Can Help? @leave_no_trace_ky . . .
NOTICE THE IMPACTS: The first step to fixing the problem is recognizing the problem exists. When you’re out at the crag, pay attention to the conditions around you. Are there exposed tree roots? How much plant life is around? How sloped is the base? Are your feet slipping on the dirt and disturbing the soil? These are signs that climbing is taking a toll.
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LIMIT YOUR IMPACT: Now that you see the problem, work to keep it from getting worse. Put your gear close to the wall and move the belay closer in, not farther away from the cliff. Stay on the trail if there is one, or try to step on rocks and other durable surfaces.
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GET INVOLVED: Step up with your back, your wallet, or both. Keep your eyes open for volunteer opportunities with your local climbing organization or with Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Teams. If you have financial resources, please consider donating to Access Fund or your local climbing organization. Adequate funding is a critical part of making these projects successful.
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USE YOUR VOICE: One of Access Fund and local climbing organizations biggest challenges is getting approval from land managers to tackle stewardship. You can help by telling land managers that you support streamlined approval processes for partners. Sign the petition.
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To read more, visit https://www.accessfund.org/open-gate-blog/americas-deteriorating-climbing-areas
Did you know that when you purchase a ticket to No Man's Land Film Festival at #ASCENDpgh you are automatically entered to win prizes from @3riversoutdoorco! Your name could be called on Saturday night as the winner of sweet swag. Get your tickets today!
We love the world class bouldering in our backyard, but sometimes you have to venture farther--SWPA climber Joel Brady appreciates the ingenious Aquaglide spot method devised by the Central PA crew. King Arthur (V6), along the Susquehanna River, a short 4-hour trip east of Pittsburgh. 📸 @tonyherr
From @yogaatascend 💜
Ascend views💜 ....catch the sunrise tomorrow morning at BFY🌅
Will we see you tomorrow morning for Big Free Yoga with Gemma and the @yogaatascend crew?! Doors at 8a, class at 8:30a. Please be early to get settled and centered or to grab a coffee and a treat from 350 Bakery to amp things up - up to you how you play your morning! ☕🧘♂️🍩
Join #ascendpgh coaches for a free session (if you register for the A-Team) on Wednesday, August 15 and Friday, August 17 from 5p-7p. Since the new A-Team begins the following week, these sessions are the perfect way to get acquainted! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up!
Watch (or don’t) #ascendpgh#routesetter and #climbingcoach@matthewtschippert reveal the beta to the Problem of the Week. Come and give it a try now through next Thursday morning!
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Food for thought: We sometimes identify boulder problems as Type 1, 2, or 3. Typically, the ASCEND PotW is a Type 3, asserting itself as the most cryptic, dynamic, and requiring complex or unusual climbing movement. You might also hear these types of problems referred to as “comp style.” They might not be everyone’s preferred style, but we encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and give them a go, ideally with a group of friends!