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 […]
Somewhat of an older video (the ascent was in April of 2008), but great footage nonetheless – Dave Graham on the first ascent of The Island (V15) at Coquibus Rumont, Fontainebleu (via TubeGuide).
From Black Diamond: BD Athlete Will Gadd has been putting Black Diamond gear to the test for over 20 years. He was an early proponent of our revolutionary carbon fiber ice tools—now known as the Cobra—and has been questing to the top of ice formations around the world with prototype ice gear ever since. From […]
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”
Video of Lauren Lee on Captain Fantastic (5.13c) in the Virgin River Gorge: (via La Sportiva and Momentum VM)
This is pretty funny – a humorous take on the Dean Potter climbing Delicate Arch controversy. Climb like Dean – but without all of the controversy. Build a full-size Delicate Arch climbing wall in your own back yard – plans included! This blueprint is an actual public service ad (PDF link) from the National Parks […]
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 […]
Shady Goings On has started a nice series of posts entitled Rock Climbing A to Z with the first on N for nuts.
The cold weather keeps me thinking of ice climbing. Here’s a video of Will Gadd climbing icebergs. A higher quality MOV video can also be found at National Geographic.
Andy Earl has repeated High Fidelity (V13) at Caley in West Yorkshire reports UKclimbing.com.
From Brian Solano‘s The Players, here’s a nicely shot sequence of Alex Puccio on Trice (v12) at Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado. The Players – Alex Puccio sends Trice (v12) from BS Productions on Vimeo.
After my trip to Boone earlier this year, I’ve been itching to get back down there this Fall. Here’s an video posted on rockclimbing.com that shows a sampling of bouldering in North Carolina.