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 […]
The American Alpine Institute points out a series of videos by Canadian climbing guide Mike Barter on the pre-equalization on anchors: There is a little bit of controversy over pre-equalized anchors. Some feel that one leg of the anchor will get more force than another, which means that such an anchor could never be fully […]
The trailer for Perfecto, a Mike Call climbing video, showing deep water soloing in Mallorca, Spain coming Summer 2008 (via Get Outdoors and Climbing Narc):
Blind climber Erik Weihenmayer, climbs Eldorado Canyon’s The Naked Edge to benefit the Access Fund in this incredibly inspiring video. (via Colorado MoJo, Prana)
I always find articles and videos on how climbing gear is constructed quite fascinating. A couple months ago I posted a video on how DMM makes carabiners and now Backcountry.com has written an article on Black Diamond‘s process of making carabiners from start to finish.
Pimpin and Crimpin has a hilarious post up on the accessorized trad climber. Check it out and I guarantee you’ll laugh! Duct Tape: For some reason that I will never understand, trad climbers have an affinity for duct tape that is almost as creepy as a mustachioed man winking at five year olds. What they […]
ClimbingNarc reports that Dead Point Magazine now allows you to save the online magazine as a PDF for offline reading. I’ve been complaining about this for a while, but unfortunately they’re not quite there yet. You can’t just click on a link for the PDF download. Instead, you have to load up the entire online […]
You can never have too much insight from great climbers on their technique. Steph Davis has an article on her blog, High Places, discussing her techniques for climbing cracks (via splitterchoss.com). The key to pure crack climbing, as with every type of climbing, is the feet. I like to start from the basics, which with […]
TreeHugger has an interesting interview with the founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard.
Sean McColl examines the various bouldering competition formats and discusses how he prefers the zone format scoring system. Another reason why I like the zone is because it rewards smarter climbers rathan than always the strongest. Iâ??ve seen very strong competitors make mistakes during qualifyers and semis and as a result, they did not make […]
The Carolina Climbers Coalition reports that a new Rumbling Bald Bouldering guidebook will be available this fall at Southeast retailers. Features include an full color format, nearly 900 boulder problems described, topos and photos of problems, and general area-specific information. More info can be found here (PDF).
Late in the fall last year, there were some excellent bouldering conditions at the New River Gorge. The next couple of posts highlight some of these problems. The following pics are of Shampoo (V5) at Burnwood.
From Climbing.com, Dougald MacDonald reports that winter rains in Southern California washed away a boulder field known as Tar Creek (Swimming Hole). Located near Fillmore, California, the storm and rains destroyed and swept away many boulders.