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Doing it all back home

Doing it all back home

Climbing / ZZBLOG POSTS

This trip to the Northeast was awesome with an array of duties to fulfill.  “Duties” as meetings at Eastern Mountain Sports and Sterling Rope, a little slideshow, bombing from one town to the next, and of course friends to... Read More »

Why we call them “guides:” Outdoor advice from our in-store experts

Why we call them “guides:” Outdoor advice from our in-store experts

Camping & Backpacking / Climbing / Cycling / Paddling / ZZBLOG POSTS

It’s the difference you’ll notice the moment you walk into any of our stores–our people. They wear what they want, know what they’re talking about, and most important, they speak from experience. A valedictorian with a flawless work history and... Read More »

The Birth of Joe Blau

The Birth of Joe Blau

Climbing / ZZBLOG POSTS

Editor’s Note: During his recent climbing trip to Spain, Joe kept a journal of his efforts to bolt and send a new route in Catalunya. Here’s what he sent us yesterday in his own words and photos. As of... Read More »

Catskill Ice: An Ideal Locale for First Time Climbers

Catskill Ice: An Ideal Locale for First Time Climbers

Climbing / ZZBLOG POSTS

The Catskills, located just 2 hours north of downtown Manhattan, is one of the best ice climbing areas in the Northeast. Well-known by downhills skiers, hikers and leaf-peepers, it also hosts an array of secluded ice crags and multi-tiered frozen waterfalls, many... Read More »

The Inner Wall: The climber’s answer to a rainy day in the Gunks

Climbing / ZZBLOG POSTS

Back in May, we brought 100 climbing ambassadors from our 65 retail stores for two days of hands-on training on the famous cliffs of the Shawagunk Ridge in New Paltz, NY. Countless days were spent planning this event and... Read More »

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