Anyone – young or old, in shape or out, thin or not so thin – can get on the walls and experience the physical challenge and mental stimulation of climbing. The Alaska Rock Gym has terrain from less than vertical to overhanging, giving virtually everyone an opportunity to “climb the walls”. We offer our “Intro to Gym Climbing” class on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – a great way to become familiar with the gym and indoor climbing.

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Roped climbing on the taller walls, and bouldering, climbing on low walls in an un-roped fashion. Bouldering, while offering the same experience of working out the “problem” of the arrangement of the holds on the wall, allows the climber to remain low – only climbing to a height within his comfort zone. If height is an issue, bouldering is a great way to get started climbing. It requires no belayer and can be engaged in after just a short orientation.


A climber who ascends the wall and a belayer. The belayer manages the rope protecting the climber from a fall to the ground. This activity involves a learning a sequence of tasks including a climber/belayer cross-check, taking up slack, catching a potential fall, and lowering the climber when she reaches the top of the climb. Our “Intro to Gym Climbing” class includes teaching the participants how to belay and certifying them as top rope belayers in the gym.


….and kids as young as two years old can prove to be agile and adept climbers. Children are always welcome at the Alaska Rock Gym! Once parents have been oriented to the gym and passed their belay certification, they can climb and belay their kids any time. Kids must be 14 years or older to earn their own belay certification, and all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied at all times by a supervising adult when in the gym.

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03.08.2008: International Women Day|Female Portraits|

International Women Day (March 8)

is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

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We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.  In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. An effective Women’s Day was the 1975 Icelandic women’s strike which paved the way for the first female president in the world.

In some regions, the day lost its political flavor and became simply an occasion for people to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons.

An impression about what i DO …

I've told you once that I find quite amazing the way your eye capture space and time through a camera. In your work/vision I see a strong intuition, awareness of your surroundings, an awaking of sensibility that has being developing year after year; and a domain of the technique. Your sight is the one of a life apprentice. Remember that art is one of the most noble human activities, if your heart is true, it may open our soul to new ways of learning about ourselves and to undesrtand the human condition. Life it self is a whole mistery, human beings had being trying to give it meaning through art since imemorial times. Rimbaud once said: ''Le Poète se fait voyant par un long, immense et raisonné dérèglement de tous les sens.'' Inquiring in the matter of tuning our sences to further horizons, Rimbaud had it clear, art made him a ''Übermensch'' in therms of Nietzche's ''will of power''. In other words, we create our reallity and we artists, we reflect it with art. We may give it cause, to incite human mind and soul evolution. We need more artists in the world. I'm glad you're one of them. 

By César Zegbe Jones

-Thank you dear friend for your kind and wise words. i appreciate it and value the teaching your friendship has giving me.
best regards.
A. Coffman


03.22.2013: World Water Day – Element of life|Pray to Water|


Emoto Masaru:

Believed that water was a “blueprint for our reality” and that emotional “energies” and “vibrations” could change the physical structure of water.

Emoto made the claim that water exposed to positive speech and thoughts would result in visually “pleasing” crystals being formed when that water was frozen, and that negative intention would yield “ugly” frozen crystal formations.

Emoto claimed that different water sources would produce different crystalline structures when frozen. For example, he claimed that a water sample from a mountain stream when frozen would show structures of beautifully-shaped geometric design, but those structures would be distorted and randomly formed if the sample were taken from a polluted water source. Emoto believed that these changes could be eliminated by exposing water to ultraviolet light or certain electromagnetic waves.


12.21.2012: Back to the Roots – Ancient Knowledge|The Wise People|

“Traditions are imploding and exploding everywhere – everything is coming together, for better or worse, and we can no longer pretend we’re all living in different worlds because we’re on different continents.” – Philip Glass
We live in a world where our common agenda is PEACE.
The multicultural traditions, races, philosophies converged as one when we realize that as humanity we breath the same air, drink the same water, eat from the same soil.
The opportunity to grow as an earthling with no prejudice, discrimination nor judgment towards others, makes me have the ability to contemplate the true essence of our human complexity. -emotions and consciousness-

08.08.10: Scandinavian – Portrayal |Faces of time |People of the Future|

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Typical festive day in the northern hemisphere during the midnightsun summer seasson.

Globalization makes of tourism an important asset for economy on the ever peaceful northern europe.
As developed countries scandinavia can enjoy time as art on their daily basics.


The period from the earliest recorded raids in the 790s until the Norman conquest of England in 1066 is commonly known as the Viking Age of Scandinavian history. … In that respect, descendants of the Vikings continued to have an influence in northern Europe.

  • Norway, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Faroe islands Finland and Greenland.