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 […]
Matt Wilder making the third ascent of The Path (5.14a/b R) at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. The Path from Matt Wilder on Vimeo. via Matt Wilder and @jmccartie
Jonathan Thesenga and Brittany Griffith visit the climbing at Stolby, a central Siberian nature reserve, where all the locals free solo – many barefoot and with homemade rubber climbing shoes. Watching dozens of people simultaneously soloing these routes is amazing and frightening at the same time. Check it out: (via @sudarkoff)
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.
Posing Productions has a trailer up for its new film, Psyche, premiering at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival. (via Get Outdoors)
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.
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. […]
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 […]
Chris Weidner describes in detail how to make a tape glove for crack climbing. Whether learning how to jam cracks or cruising 5.13 testpieces, tape gloves will prevent the back of your hands from turning into hamburger. Not only will this help you avoid needless suffering, it will allow you to climb exponentially more than […]
A few weeks ago, I had a chance to check out the bouldering at Morrison in Colorado. It was an unusually gray and cloudy day, so I didn’t get many pictures, but I did want to write up my mini summary of the area. First off, Morrison is the kind of bouldering area where you […]
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.
When I saw the premier of Pure back in February, I mentioned in the notes about the trailer for Rocky Mountain Highball. At the time, I was really disappointed since the premier was scheduled for April 27, the due date for my daughter. Well, it turns out one of the side benefits of her being […]
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 […]