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October 13, 2011 0

Nor’Easter; Burlington, VT

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The 2011 Nor’Easter powered by Eastern Mountain Sports was just another step forward for NE2C, Eastern Mountain Sports, The North Face, all the incredible sponsors and most of all, our industry. It’s events like these that bring the power of competitive rock climbing to the main stage and sets a precedent for climbing as an […]

September 20, 2011 0


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After a summer in England, Scotland, and Wales, I got a little taste of what the phrase “Hard Grit” really meant. Slopers, unchalked holds, and cold rainy days all equivalate to unknown territory for me. Becoming used to endless days at The Cliffs at Valhalla and projecting plastic, I made the transition to not only […]

September 5, 2011 0

Labor Day Weekend

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The past two days have brought hot, humid weather…even though it’s September and our mind set is that summer is over, the temps definitely don’t think so.  When it’s so sticky out and the rock is anything but we think it’s a perfect time to go check out some new shiz.  No expectations, just chillin’ […]

August 30, 2011 0

Hurricane = “The Asylum”

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On Saturday, everyone on the East Coast was battening down the hatches, buying up all the bread, water and eggs they could find, anticipating the arrival of Hurricane Irene.  According to the weathermen and news casters all around…it was going to pummel us…even NYC shut down all public transportation, buses, trains etc. Well, what do […]

August 27, 2011 0

Wishing Koots a quick recovery!

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In a close knit climbing community, it’s not very often that someone gets hurt…bad!  You know, the finger tweak, a bum knee, some shoulder twangs and of course the lovely elbow tendonitis…nothing that a little rest and some rehab exercises will get you healed up fairly quickly.  Not this time, though, our good friend, John […]

July 23, 2011 0

Yay, Timmy!

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My friend, Tim Keenan, is into a whole lot more than climbing.  Whenever I see him it seems our conversations drift easily towards fashion, music, art.  In essence, all the things that we’re both passionate about outside of climbing. Last fall, GranitLife decided to feature a design from outside the partners.  After a few different […]

July 5, 2011 0

GranitLife @ UBC in Central Park

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The weekend before last was the UBC Pro Tour Stop #2 in Central Park, NYC.  It has been a dream of Jason Danforth’s to host an event of this magnitude in the greatest city on earth.  Before the NE2C was even born, Jason had a vision…he HAD to make this happen.  He had to make […]