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 […]
Gregory Mountain Products founder, Wayne Gregory, discusses how to fit a pack. In the video, Gregory states “people don’t buy packs to fit their bodies, they buy packs to dump their gear in.” He then proceeds to show the better way of fitting packs. (via Trailspace)
An interview with the mountaineering great, Reinhold Messner via The Adventure Blog.
Sonnie Trotter getting the third ascent of Master Blaster (5.13c/d) in Zion National Park. From Trotter: The climb was first freed by Seattle bad ass Ben Gilkinson, and Lauren Lee and I made the Second and Third ascents, back to back. It was a great experience because the exposure was stunning, but the cracks size, […]
Following up on the launch of DPM HDTV a couple weeks ago with two videos, Dead Point Magazine now has five on their site. The most recent climbing video is Daniel Woods on Wet Dream and Abaddon in Red Rocks, Nevada filmed by Carlo Traversi. The last two added were James Litz on the first […]
Late last year my wife and I bought a house in Colorado and we went through all the normal stressful steps accompanying it. At one point during the process, I received a return phone call from my real estate agent from an unusual place – he was climbing the Third Flatiron! Now my first jealous […]
I heard some rumors about the ice climbing at the New River Gorge, but hadn’t had a chance to actually get up there this winter. With the arrival of March and the warmer weather, it looks like I’ll have to wait until next season to get some ice climbing in locally. It’s really not that […]
Climbing Magazine has all their tech tips nicely listed on their site now.
Silent feet was one the best exercises I learned for better technique when I started climbing. This Tech Tip from Climbing goes into details on how to have better footwork while climbing. As your main points of weighted contact, your feet matter. Placing them silently forces you to be deliberate and aware with your choice, […]
Just starting to get caught up on a lot of news this morning, but apparently some great bouldering happened in Colorado very recently. Jamie Emerson reports that Angie Payne made the first female ascent of European Human Being (V12) in Rocky Mountain National Park. pimpin’ and crimpin’ has some additional photos of Angie on the […]
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 […]
This past Friday I had the opportunity to volunteer at the ABS Nationals. I’m not sure how they picked people for the various positions (pretty sure it was random), but I ended up being the judge for the first problem in the men’s open qualifiers. I mainly wanted to volunteer for two reasons. First, I […]
Betabase has recently posted two cool videos of bouldering in Yosemite. The first video is of Rabbit Habit (V8) on the LeConte Cave boulder. The second video is of King Cobra Sit (v9). UPDATE: From Tim Medina at Betabase regarding King Cobra Sit: “I hit the record button a little late and that is why […]