Climbing

Devils Lake First Annual Climbers Clean Up.

Over the last few years we’ve seen an alarming rate of trash showing up at the lake. Over a few beers we came up with the idea for a “Climbers Clean Up”. AIC will provide materials and refreshments. Spread the word and let us know if you have any questions. Here’s a link where you more »

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Devil’s Lake and Beyond – Hiring a Guide

Located just minutes outside of one of America’s historic and well known summer vacation spots, the Wisconsin Dells, Devil’s Lake is a must see natural attraction if you’re in the area.  If you live anywhere in the Chicagoland area or Wisconsin it’s well worth the drive to come spend a weekend camping and take in more »

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“But I’m too out of shape to climb” NONSENSE!

  Author:  J Miller I talk about climbing a lot.  It’s my passion.  People also ask me about it a lot, because they see that passion.  If the topic of climbing comes up it can be almost guaranteed that I will begin talking entirely too much.  Luckily it’s a topic that actually interests people.  Most more »

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Why hire a guide?

This is a question that comes up quite frequently within the climbing community among beginners.  I can answer it quite simply by pointing you to a previous blog I wrote on the safety of climbing (http://aiclimbingguide.com/rock-climbing-safer-than-you-think) .  The answer is actually quite simple.  In climbing and in the wilderness in general experience alone can make more »

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Trip Report – Seneca Rocks, WV

  With the end of the rock climbing season approaching and a cold harsh Midwest winter on its way Matt, me, and a couple friends were clamoring for one last big Multi-Pitch outing to celebrate an amazing season of climbing in 2013.  We set our sights on Devils Tower as Matt and I hadn’t quite more »

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Rock Climbing: Safer than you think

Author: J Miller It never fails that when I talk to someone about my climbing career that the questions about safety and even sometimes my sanity come into the conversation. To the layman climbing is an extreme and dangerous sport. It is in fact an extreme sport, and it does have some inherent dangers. However, more »

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Guiding- Grand Ledge, MI

I have to be honest, I didn’t expect much of Grand Ledges in Grand Ledge, Michigan as a climbing destination upon reading the guidebook in preparation to guide there.  Having been to world class climbing destinations I knew not to expect a whole lot.  Going in with that expectation led to me thoroughly enjoying what more »

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Trip Report – Devils Tower, WY

There is a reason the aliens in “Close Encounters of The Third Kind” chose Devils Tower in Wyoming as their landing site to introduce themselves to the human race.  That is because even after flying from who know’s where across the galaxy Devils Tower is still an awe inspiring site to behold.  As the tower more »

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