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adidas Outdoor: A green brand?

In Featured, Gear, Giving Back by RobertBallard1 Comment

Here at College Outside, supporting companies who fight for the environment and sustainability has been part of our mission from the beginning. Let’s play a game: can you name a company that has stopped nearly 70 million plastic bags from entering circulation? How about one that makes shoes and apparel from recycled plastic from the ocean? Or one whose employees …

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Transitioning from the climbing gym to outdoor ratings at Joshua Tree

In Climbing, Trip Report by RobertBallardLeave a Comment

My first foray into outdoor bouldering was a painful, ego crushing expedition. This was several years back, and — as is often the case — my troubles grew from my unrealistic expectations. I had been climbing at the local gym for a couple of months, and had spent a bit of time at the local sandstone bouldering spot, Pirate’s Cove, …