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Do you like to climb or maybe just like to read about it? Either way you're in the right place. OkRoam scours the internet every day for new blogs and vlogs by adventurers who love to climb.
The Loneliest Everest Expedition
The Loneliest Everest Expedition

No energy-bar wrappers litter base camp. No climbers clog the Hillary Step. Thanks to the pandemic, Mount Everest is taking a much needed break after....

The History of Berkeley Climbing: Part 1
The History of Berkeley Climbing: Part 1

Hello to Berkeley Ironworks and our greater Touchstone Climbing communities! Given the fact that we are all stuck here at home patiently biding our time....

Erin Parisi’s Historic Seven Summits Bid
Erin Parisi’s Historic Seven Summits Bid

Colorado-based mountaineer Erin Parisi first summited one of the Seven Summits, Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro, as a man in 2011. In 2016, she came out publicly as a woman and....

Why the Height of Mount Everest May Change Soon
Why the Height of Mount Everest May Change Soon

A group of eight researchers from China finally summited Mount Everest on Wednesday, May 27. One of only two climbing teams on the mountain this....

A History of Everest | What it took to Reach the Roof of the World
A History of Everest | What it took to Reach the Roof of the World

Hillary and Tenzing made history as the first men to summit Everest. Credit: NatGeoMount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, has captivated mountaineers for....

San Luis Peak via the Northeast Ridge | Colorado 14ers | Hiking and Camping
San Luis Peak via the Northeast Ridge | Colorado 14ers | Hiking and Camping

San Luis Peak is a Class 1, 14,014 foot mountain located in the La Garita Wilderness in the San Juan Mountains. In this video, I....

Climbing the Seven Volcanoes: a search for strength // Book Review
Climbing the Seven Volcanoes: a search for strength // Book Review

What’s on your lockdown reading list? If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent a lot of time staring out the window, dreaming of adventures –....

Holly’s Path from Climber to Instructor
Holly’s Path from Climber to Instructor

It’s something you hear so often in this enlightened era – “do what makes you happy”. All those happy faces across social media of people....

From Weak to Strong: An Expert Gymnast’s Training Guide
From Weak to Strong: An Expert Gymnast’s Training Guide

Some of the most famous climbers in the world, such as Lynn Hill, came from gymnastics backgrounds. When I started climbing, I had a high....

Uncompahgre Peak via the South Ridge – Colorado 14ers | 4K | Cinematic Hike
Uncompahgre Peak via the South Ridge – Colorado 14ers | 4K | Cinematic Hike

Uncompaghre Peak is a Class 2, 14,309 foot mountain located in the Uncompaghre Wilderness in the San Juan Mountains. In this video, I solo hike....

Pikes Peak via the Crags – Colorado 14ers | Cinematic Hike
Pikes Peak via the Crags – Colorado 14ers | Cinematic Hike

Pikes Peak is a 14,110 foot mountain accessible by hike, climb, or even car located west of Colorado Springs in the Pikes National Forest. In....

Ice Climbing Adventure – The Pencil | Vail, Colorado
Ice Climbing Adventure – The Pencil | Vail, Colorado

In this video, I share the adventure of Sterl and I's ice climb up the Pencil in Vail, Colorado. The Pencil is rated a WI4....

Climbing Ice – The Spiral Staircase | Vail, Colorado
Climbing Ice – The Spiral Staircase | Vail, Colorado

The Spiral Staircase is rated a WI3 single-pitch climb with WI4 options located in East Vail, Colorado. It is located just past the infamous Rigid....

Ellingwood Point via the South Face – Colorado 14ers | Hiking | Climbing | Camping
Ellingwood Point via the South Face – Colorado 14ers | Hiking | Climbing | Camping

Ellingwood Point is a 14,042 foot mountain located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range in the Rio Grande National Forest, in the state of....

Becci’s Day Out
Becci’s Day Out

A few weeks ago, we ran a contest on Facebook inviting Womenclimbers to submit a piece of writing about climbing. We might not be able....

Fees and Paperwork for a Karakorum Trek
Fees and Paperwork for a Karakorum Trek

If you’ve ever dreamed of trekking to K2 Base Camp but felt that it was too long or too rough, or even considered a full....

NZ South Island Road Trip
NZ South Island Road Trip

Tom Hoyle maps out your perfect itinerary for your South Island climbing road trip New Zealand is beautiful. Everyone who has watched Peter Jackson’s nine....

How to Heel Hook – Climbing 101
How to Heel Hook – Climbing 101

Few climbing techniques are as useful an addition to your climbing arsenal as the heel hook is. And in today’s guide, you’re going to learn....

Weekend Warm-Up: A Peak Obsession
Weekend Warm-Up: A Peak Obsession

Passion project or obsession. Sometimes the lines blur between the two. For professional skier Cody Townsend, it is both. His obsession with peaks, and the....

NZ North Island Road Trip
NZ North Island Road Trip

Thinking about a Tasman-Bubble climbing trip around the North Island of NZ but don’t know where to start? No problem, Tom Hoyle has all the good oil.....

Lake District Bouldering // Book Review
Lake District Bouldering // Book Review

We were excited at Womenclimb to get the opportunity to review Lake District Bouldering by Greg Chapman. Read on to see if it’s one you....

Everything About The Weather On Mount Kilimanjaro
Everything About The Weather On Mount Kilimanjaro

Towering nearly 20,000 feet into the air, Mount Kilimanjaro is a colossal structure that’s impressive both for its sheer size and the vast array of....

The Future of Climbing in a COVID-19 World
The Future of Climbing in a COVID-19 World

What a crazy time. For several weeks, I couldn’t even think about writing about climbing. In fact, the first week of lockdown I had a....

Who Set This Round 4: A Mini Interview Series with the SoCal Routesetters
Who Set This Round 4: A Mini Interview Series with the SoCal Routesetters

  By Zoey Grinstead With the gyms closed and everyone given the order to stay at home, we at Touchstone Climbing are doing everything we....

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