There have now been three issues of the weekly Climbing Digest email newsletter, so I thought it was time to talk about the project in a little bit more in detail. As I mentioned in my site re-boot post, one of the projects I’ve wanted to launch for a while (quite literally years, as I […]
From Black Diamond: It all started in the gym for BD Athlete Carlo Traversi. Now, 15 years later, he’s come full circle, tracing his roots back to where it began, only this time, as the owner of Sacramento’s new premier bouldering gym. But Carlo’s motivation is not only to provide quality plastic pulling, but also […]
Jimmy Webb: Nine Days at the New River Bounty from Kevin Takashi Smith on Vimeo. From the New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC): In November of 2017, Jimmy Webb traveled to West Virginia to compete in the New River Bounty, a unique bouldering competition organized by the New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC). Climbers were […]
I started All Climbing back in January 2005 — 14 years now! There have been many ups and downs, including pretty much a full stop back in 2010 when I was in the middle of running a startup. Over the intervening years, while I didn’t post to the site, I continued to curate links on […]
Western Colorado Climbing posts a great little rant on aid climbing. His discussion of grading aid routes is quite humorous.
The prusik hitch may be pretty basic for many readers, but there are certain essential knots that every climber should know. The American Alpine Institute has posted a great video illustrating the prusik knot. Alpinists keep a variety of technical tools in their back-pockets. One of the most important tools is the prusik hitch. The […]
Natalija Gros of Slovenia makes an ascent of Histerija (8c+) in this documentary video of sport climbing. The clip has great climbing footage and the musical score is very different from what is normally heard on most climbing videos, but it absolutely fits well here. Chalk&Chocolate with Natalija Gros Trailer from Jure Breceljnik on Vimeo. […]
I searched through All Climbing’s video network and found this clip from a movie about John Bachar. In July 1981 a note appeared in Yosemite Valley – “$10,000 reward for anyone who can follow me for one full day. – John Bachar”
As a climber who has repeatedly suffered from finger and shoulder injuries, I’m always on the lookout for informative articles that allow me to understand the physiology of the body systems climbers are always pushing to the limits. It’s rare to find sport-specific information on hand and finger injuries. So, I was especially pleased when […]
In the first part of this series, I questioned whether traditional climbing magazines can still thrive or will we see a faster migration to online only publications? Peter Beal and Dougald MacDonald both have some interested perspectives on this issue and I’d like to expand further on the topic. Personally, I still enjoy reading climbing […]
Today’s guest post is from Jenn Fields, who writes at http://www.jennfields.com. I wasnâ??t sure what Iâ??d get out of a weekend of ice climbing just with girls, because Iâ??ve always climbed with boys. Of course Iâ??d come away with sore shoulders, bigger calves and more mad girl-climbing skills, but what else would be on the […]
The Alaskan Alpine Club has a unique web page that illustrates the actual construction of an artificial ice wall over the course of four months. They also have photos of some prior years ice walls. And finally, this page lists other ice climbing walls from around the world. Try building one of these in your […]
Climbing reports that Fred Nicole has completed two new problems at Hueco Tanks. Nicole, who has established three V14 problems at Hueco in a decade of visits to the Texas park, believes both of these new problems are a bit harder. Nicole added that he has put up at least one other new problem elsewhere […]
Of all the places I would expect to see an article on climbing, Popular Mechanics would definitely be somewhere near the bottom of the list. Welcome to the world of bouldering, rock climbing’s little brother, climbing for those who are afraid of heights. Here, you trade the adrenaline rushes of high-altitude thrills for a low-altitude […]
Climbing Magazine has a detailed bouldering tech tip on how to top out on a boulder problem (obviously for those slopey, nasty ones).
The Tugging Shacks is a small, yet very cool bouldering area near Interp and OUL at the New River Gorge. While mentioned on the Waterstone Outdoors site and in an old paper guidebook, there are no details in the popular Sketches guidebook by Chris Anthony. Here are some shots of a classic V3 arete at […]