Talented Shop Technicians Needed!
Do the words, sidewall, stone-grind, or base-patch make you water at the mouth? When someone is talking about different snow conditions, do you visualize what type of wax they should use? Do you take an awkwardly strong stance on different edge angles? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of those questions, WE WANT YOU!!! Please… Read More »
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Meet: Kristen Mohror
The Mountain Shop has an awesome family of mountain climbing, powder shredding, thrill seeking, trail hiking, adventurous people who share their stories and photos. We’d like to welcome the amazing Kristen Mohror to the team! Her spirit, spunk, enthusiasm (and did we mention spirit?) for life is sure to inspire. Here’s a little bit more about… Read More »
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Founded in 1937, the Mountain Shop’s legacy is deeply rooted in the tradition of sharing our love for the outdoors with everyone we meet. Although a gear shop, we are highly dedicated to supporting our local community by offering educational clinics and events, hosting fundraisers, supporting local budding athletes, and helping to grow outdoor programs… Read More »
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Event: PRG Expansion Party!
Portland Rock Gym is locally owned and has been part of the Portland community for 27 years. Now, September 26th, they are celebrating a giant new expansion! What does this expansion mean for you? + 12,000 sq feet of additional Space + 10,000 sq feet of additional Climbing + 80 Bike Parking spaces, 20 of which are covered… Read More »
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Sale: 40% Off Women’s Apparel
I always say, “Climbing is 10% skill, and 90% style!” My math might be a little off but the point is, if you look good, you feel good. Looking good while climbing can be tough, so we decided to bring in some rad climbing apparel. Of course, we would never ever sacrifice function for fashion…. Read More »
Event: Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic
Smith Rock is the birthplace of sport climbing, thus it is very fitting that the American Alpine Club Craggin’ Classic is held there each year. September 4-6th is the 4th Annual Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic and the line up of events promises a fun weekend of climbing, food, beer, and entertainment. Pro-climbers Beth Rodden and Jonathan… Read More »
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SALE: Black Diamond Cams 25% Off!
It may be the dog days of summer, but climbing season is no where close to over! Stock up on some shiny new Black Diamond Camalots at 25% off. These rad prices are temporary, and limited to in-store purchases only. So come on in to the Mountain Shop and stock up on protection! Sale dates:… Read More »
PCT Days Pre-Funk and Epic Sale!
Pacific Crest Trail Days is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you’re ready! Mountain Shop is partnering with NW Alpine to bring you an epic event celebrating the PCT. Come get funky with us Wednesday, August 12th for the PCT Days Pre-Funk Party and Sale! Starting at 6:30pm we’ll have free Base… Read More »
Trip Report: Ollalie Lake Resort
Over Father’s day weekend my daughter, wife and I made a special trip to a rather remote mountain lake to do the activities my dad and I did virtually every Father’s Day. Ollalie Lake Resort proved to be the perfect setting, located due north of Mount Jefferson. You start to realize just how special the… Read More »
Trip Report: Johannesburg by Preston Corless
The first ascent party (in 1938) called the mountain Elsbeth, but the name Johannesburg precedes this by a few years. Johannesberg would mean Johann’s mountain, while –burg connotes an ancient or medieval fortress or walled town. Whatever the name, this mountain is just plain bad-ass. What you see, looking up at the North side of… Read More »
Gear Review: LaSportiva Bushido
As an ultralight, long distance hiker, I have long used trail running shoes as my main mode of transportation on the trail. On the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2012, and on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2105, I used the Brooks Cascadia. Currently I own a pair of the Cascadia 10′s, and love… Read More »
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The Science of Snow
Who am I, and why do I care about snow? It was via the love of quiet and a deep serenity that comes with the snow filled woods that brought me into the world of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. Backcountry was a natural extension of cross country forays in the winter landscape, ventures made… Read More »