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 […]
Climbing video of Will Stanhope nearly hitting the second to last hold of Cobra Crack (5.14) in Squamish before popping off. He later went on to make the fifth ascent of the route. The Cobra Crack 5.14, Will Stanhope from Sonnie Trotter on Vimeo. (via Sonnie Trotter)
On the theme of climbing access, please take some time to view the documentary Heart of Stone, a film from Andrew Kornylak and Josh Fowler. This is a fantastic, must-watch climbing video. I spent a lot of time climbing and bouldering in the Southeast and this film really hits home emphasizing the access issues as […]
Interesting video from TED showing how lessons learned in rock climbing apply to daily life.
Here are two interesting videos from bouldering crash pad maker Organic on how they design and make their crashpads. (via Organic and B3bouldering)
Stewart Green, author of Rock Climbing Colorado and other guides, has written a new climbing guide to Europe called Rock Climbing Europe. “Rock Climbing Europe” is an oversized, sturdily bound paperback guide that Green finished after 15 trips to Europe for research, climbing and interviews with climbers. “When I started going to Europe in the […]
Taking place in New York’s Adirondacks, the 12th annual Mountainfest will take place this winter January 11-13, 2008. A full schedule of classes include beginning through advanced ice climbing, snowshoe mountaineering, and avalanche fundamentals.
Sponsored by Red Bull, Cedar Falls, Iowa is hosting an ice climbing competition this weekend on silos. For the past five years, University of Northern Iowa outdoor pursuits teacher Don Briggs has been icing down four silos for the purpose of climbing. The largest ice wall stretches 68 feet from the ground, while two others […]
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. […]
Dan Brayack recently released his bouldering guide to Coopers Rock, WV. Published by Falcon Guides, the guide contains over 400 problems concentrated in 3 major areas. As I’m originally from Western PA, I’ve climbed at Coopers numerous times over the years and can tell you that this guide was sorely needed. Using beta from fellow […]
While I volunteered one shift at the ABS Nationals this weekend at The Spot, I wasn’t able to attend the finals. Ryan of BoulderDiaries and the ClimbingNarc though both have posted updates. Men’s Results Daniel Woods Paul Robinson Sean McColl Women’s Results Alex Johnson Chauncenia Cox Alex Puccio The entire finals results are posted on […]
Lynn Hill has sent Chablanke (V11/V12) in Hueco Tanks, Texas making this the 7th female ascent of the problem. While it’s always to great to hear about strong sends from young(er) climbers, I’m always most impressed with news from climbers past the age of 40. I suppose it’s because as I get older I gain […]
As I mentioned in my last post, we moved to Colorado this week and I was obviously excited about all the new climbing opportunities in my backyard. In my rush to get on some rock, I ignored the fact that my body was exhausted from all the packing, driving, unpacking, and moving around of heavy […]