"Practice is a life-orienting discipline in which the process itself is the goal," said Chip Chace, slowly. "That's it!" It was an aha moment outside the Trident café last Friday as Chace toyed with defining what he considers the most important facet of his 44-year climbing career — one he fervently downplays, yet others consider legendary. "The only thing significant about my climbing, and particularly my soloing, is that it's a practice for me," he explained.
Indoor climbing combines healthy recreation and community without the dirt, the bugs and the amplified danger of outdoor climbing. ( Jordan Landin / Courtesy photo )Rumors flew. Anxiety thickened the air. And then it finally happened: The Spot Bouldering Gym opened just a half mile away from Boulder's only other climbing gym: the Boulder Rock Club. It was 2002 and as an employee of the BRC I, and many others, worried our facility would take an irreparable hit.
Jorg Verhoeven scales one of hundreds of cracks that split the walls of Devils Tower, which rises 867 feet into the sky. ( Jon Glassberg, Louder Than Eleven, lt11.com / Courtesy photo )To climb or not to climb? That is the question climbers must answer every June at Devils Tower, Wyo.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".