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).
Most climbers absolutely love watching climbing videos on the web and climbing bloggers try to oblige by curating and promoting the best ones we find. In order to make it even easier to find and watch great climbing videos, All Climbing has partnered with Force5 to create a video channel network on our site. You […]
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”
Climbing video of a new 30 foot 5.12+ hand crack, My Little Pony, in Chekamus Canyon, Squamish, BC via the Backcountry Blog. There’s a part 2 coming and hopefully we’ll get to see the lead (and maybe some big whippers off that crack?)
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 […]
To many climbers, the title of this post sounds contradictory. But 8a.nu has an article on ethics and the practices of sport climbing. In sport climbing, there are no written rules or judges like in all other sports. Instead, the climbing community creates and circulates the Practice & Ethics. Beginners are struggling to understand what […]
Petzl has posted a recall for all its Petzl Charlet Sarken crampons. Recent customer experience has shown that the front points of SARKEN crampons are susceptible to premature wearout following heavy use. This means cracking of the metal forefoot near the front point(s), followed by possible breakage if usage continues. Petzl has stopped sales and […]
Anyone who has climbed ice knows how fragile and changing the medium can be. For more insight into the science of ice formation, I recommend this article on how ice climbs form, deform, change, and fall right apart. An excerpt from the author, Will McCarthy: Ice is weird stuff, though climbing it might just be […]
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.
Outdoornewswire reports that Chris Sharma completed a first ascent of Witness the Fitness, an extremely difficult boulder line in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Sharma described the line as “…a forty foot (12m) roof with a perfect jug at the beginning and a perfect topout, and a line of small edges and mushroom-shaped knobs connecting […]
Chuck Fryberger, producer of Dosage V: Alpine Blocs, released a trailer for his upcoming bouldering film Pure. Premiering February 20 at the Boulder Theater, Pure focuses on 19 climbers bouldering across the globe. Featured climbers include Nalle Hukkataival, Kevin Jorgeson, Kilian Fischhuber, Anna Stoehr, Fred Nicole, and Cody Roth.
Following up on the recent link to the Fontainebleau bouldering guide, VideoClimb.com points out the Monthly Dose from Bleau video: