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No Way Down

A lot of people let the hype of Mt. Everest over shadow K2, but that’s as wrong as wrong can be. K2 might be the second tallest mountain in the world, but not by much. K2 is 785 ft. smaller,…

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Altitude Sickness

I started my 14'ers class a couple weeks ago and my first assignment was to write a three page paper on altitude sickness. I figured I might as well throw it on UpaDowna and it just might help someone out…

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2010 – 2011 Ski and Snowboard Passes

Sadly our summer is coming to an end and that means less time for all of our favorite summer sports... I know it is very depressing but snow and ice sports are on their way!!!  I am thinking about getting…

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Protect Your Pulleys

If you have ever climbed before, you know that climbing can mess up your hands really fast. Blisters, flappers, and no skin on the knuckles are not uncommon, but what sucks even more are injuries on the inside. The most…

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State Games – Climbing

If your looking for something cool to do this weekend, check out the climbing segment of the State Games on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 at City Rock. The bouldering area at City Rock is being completely stripped…

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Cobblestone Heaven

I had no idea what to expect when we headed to Maple Canyon, Utah. A fellow climber told me that this place was amazing this time of year and I could easily spend 2 weeks rock climbing there and not…

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UpaDowna Tour of the West

The time has finally come to pack up the car and head out on the road for the summer. My girlfriend Jess, good buddy Curtis, and myself packed up his Subaru Outback and took off on Friday. We plan on…

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Devil’s Head

About a week ago I headed over to The Snake Pit to do some bouldering. I started talking to this dude Jeff and he was telling me about this place called Devil's Head. The area has a bunch of cool…

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Bad Gets Worse

Some things just happen, but it's horrible when the deck stacks up against you. Tragedy struck on Colorado's 14037 ft. Little Bear Peak 6/15/2010. Two young climbers Kevin Hayne 18, and Travis Winder 17, were allegedly close to summiting Little Bear…

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