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Sep. 3, 7:30p. Professor of History Eugene Moehring will analyze the development of Reno and Las Vegas since 1945, with special emphasis on the...   
Sep. 4, all day. To kick off Hunger Action Month, Three Square Food Bank, in partnership with Feeding America, encourages Southern Nevadans to wear...   
Sep. 4, 7p. A Hollywood actress, Playboy’s Playmate of the Month, showgirl, kidnap target, syndicated newspaper columnist and wife of famed...   
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Where else in the country can you drink Cristal all night out of a stripper's shoe, then wake up in the morning and scuffle-and-scritch for your life on a sheer sandstone cliff?

Forgive me in advance: Vegas, baby! Indeed, there's been a long-brewing debate over which burg hosts the best climbing -- Las Vegas or Boulder, Colo. -- and one enthusiast weighs in in humorous fashion. At the Daily Camera:

B:We have the best variety of year-round climbing in America. Thousands of killer boulder problems and routes -- on granite, gneiss and several types of sandstone -- are within half an hour of town.

LV:Boulder Canyon sucks. Eldo has crappy rock, and it's scary as hell. You have to walk forever in the Flatirons. Clear Creek is an over-bolted choss pile.

B:We have the most diverse indoor climbing in America: Movement, The Spot, the Boulder Rock Club, CATS.

LV:Climbing plastic? We climb hard outside all day, then drink beer and cosmos. We wake up early and do it again the next day.

B:Pearl Street is the perfect setting après-climb. It's not The Strip, but that's the point.

LV:Pearl Street sucks. The bars close at 2 a.m.

Oh, and may I re-introduce you to our climb-a-riffic sports and outdoors issue?



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