SNUT: A SNAPSHOT OF THE NEW RIVER GORGE’s BEST, LEAST-KNOWN CRAG
By Paul Nelson – This is a story of the best trad crag at the New River Gorge: South Nuttall. If you’ve climbed at the NRG much, you’ve likely heard of it, usually in hushed, awed tones as someone repeats one of the above phrases. But despite the aura of mystery and inaccessibility that surrounds “Snut,” it’s not a secret crag (we’ve got those too at the NRG). It’s laid out clearly in the guidebook, and you can see it from other viewpoints atop our beautiful river gorge; it’s simply the farthest upstream section of good rock on river-left. Straightforward and obvious, right?Read More
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CLIMBING SHOES
By Ian King – This might seem counter-intuitive, but the best thing you can do to extend the life of your shoes is…buy more shoes… Think about it, your climbing shoes are the most expensive part of your rack. even when used 2-4 times a week. Good climbing shoes on the other hand cost between $100 – $200 dollars a pair and wear extremely fast compared to the rest of our gear…READ MORE
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