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Chris Weidner is a journalist, author and climber based in Boulder, Colorado. Since 2007 he has authored the only newspaper climbing column in the country, with more than 330 articles for the Daily Camera. He has also written dozens of stories for websites and magazines such as Alpinist, Climbing, Rock and Ice, Gripped and Boulder Magazine. In 2019 he co-authored an exhaustive climbing guidebook for Boulder Canyon, and is now working with fellow climber and friend, Katie Brown, on her compelling, book-length memoir.
A climber since 1988, Chris is experienced in most disciplines of the sport. He has established more than 100 first ascents, from 5.14 sport routes in Colorado to 2,000-foot free routes in Canada, and has climbed major summits from Mt. Foraker in Alaska to Fitzroy in Argentina. Most recently, he and Bruce Miller established Gambler’s Fallacy (5.13b, 9 pitches) on the Diamond of Longs Peak with — one of the hardest climbs in the world above 13,000 feet. He enjoys traveling and has climbed in 22 different countries.
Moderated by Bill Briggs
Bill Briggs grew up in Boulder, learned to climb in the Flatirons and nearby canyons, and has climbed and run in the Colorado Rockies all his life.
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