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Beginner w/ questions

Howdy all, I'm a 22-y.o. at a natural pause in the school/career rat race and I'm increasingly drawn to mountaineering/climbing. I want to explore it but I just don't know where to start, and everywhere else I look online is strangely devoid of actual, practical first steps (thanks, but "spend $500 on cams and nuts" probably shouldn't come first), so... where do I start? There isn't much more than regular hiking trails in my immediate ...
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Hey, where did all the eyeballs go?

I honestly have never been a heavy user of this site, only checking in occasionally. But it seems that when I first started on this site 10 years ago, and even a few years ago, there was a lot more traffic, a lot more forum threads, a lot more people posting in threads, etc. I look at the list of recent topics and instead of many many new ones each day it seems there are ...
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Best way to sell off gear?

Unfortunately, I'm getting out of mountaineering. All of the gear is lightly used with plenty of miles left on it. The items range from boots, tents, ice axes, etc.

Does anyone know the best way to sell mountaineering gear? I am planning on posting on this site but I want to know if it's better to list on eBay or Craigslist and post links, post only in the classified in one bulk post, or a ...
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True or False?

I have often been somewhat disappointed in a summit after having climbed a false summit that I found to be more interesting in some way - more challenging, more picturesque, etc. How about some examples where a false summit on a mountain is more interesting than the true summit?
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VIDEO - Climbing Castle and Conundrum Peaks - Aspen, CO

Hi all!

CLICK HERE to watch the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9AbQOmIa6g

I am extremely excited to bring you this week's video: Castle and Conundrum Peaks! We did this trip on Sunday, October 30th for a Halloween weekend extravaganza. This was BY FAR, my favorite 14er group that I've done to date. We were faced with whiteout conditions on the ascent of Castle, thigh deep snow in places, and lots of wind. All of these challenges made ...
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VIDEO - Mt. Lindsey (14,042 ft)

Hi friends,

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIM8gREJJBI

On Sunday (10/2/16) I made my way down south to tackle Mt. Lindsey (Colorado) via the Northwest Ridge Route (class 3 and 4). I have only been hiking 14ers since July and this was my attempt at #10. This was the most beautiful hike I have EVER done and by the far the most challenging. This was my first attempt ...
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Colin Haley Torre Traverse Presentation

I'm not on the Patagonia mailing list but a relative told me that Colin was going to be at the Patagonia Outlet in Salt Lake City last night so we wandered down. Looks like just a few more dates left (see below.) Nice guy, great photos and presentation and you might win something ... like me ... actually my husband won the jacket but decided he already had enough climbing clothes so he gave it ...
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Total Eclipse Aug 21, 2017

Hey there fellow climbers. On Aug 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the sun will be passing over the central Idaho mountains. People from all over the world have been booking rooms for this event and many of us Idaho climbers have plans to be sitting on top of a summit when it occurs. Check it out.


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what attracted you

What attracted you to the sport? Did some family or friends take you on a trip? Did you enjoy climbing a wall? Everybody has their own story.
I went skiing when I was in the fourth grade and fell in love with mountains. In 2010 I went to Alaska and lived going around the mountain views. Then I thought to myself "I wonder how these pictures would be if I took them from the opposite ...
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