‘Letting Go’ profiles Julie Hwang, a Taiwanese American climber, who leaned on her community, Chinese medicine, and climbing to work through a traumatic divorce.
“I’ve been scrubbing climbs that are V15 that I’m literally saving for when Jimmy [Webb] or someone comes back in town... There’s a lifetime of climbing here.”
Lookout Mountain was seen as “off limits” by the city’s Black communities—until local students helped reclaim the blocks.
An economic-impact study of climbing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has revealed that climbers have a major influence on local economies
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Thirty-plus years ago, driven first ascensionist Rob Robinson discovered the Tennessee Wall. In his career, he’s authored hundreds of new routes and dramatically expanded Chattanooga climbing.
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