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 […]
For some background on the Huber brothers recent speed records on The Nose, this trailer for their film, Am Limit, shows some of their techniques. Unfortunately, the audio is in German… now if I can find a translation… (via UKclimbing.com)
While checking out ClimbingWeather.com as I mentioned in my last post, I was reading their blog and found a link to this video of climbing on a bolted concrete wall. There’s also a video from the same company, Cojones Producciones, showing crack climbing up the concrete wall.
Daniel Woods bouldering Jade (V15) in Upper Chaos Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado:
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)
Jack Roberts, climbing guide and author, has some useful “tech tips” on his site. These include secrets to staying warm and keeping winter fun, preparation for long winter alpine days, and Jack’s twelve golden rules for better leading on ice.
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 […]
Two more ice climbing festivals are upcoming. The 8th annual Festiglace du Quebec sponsored by The North Face will be held February 18-20 in Pont-Rouge. Billed as the world’s biggest ice climbing event, the event promises gear demos and expert advice booths, free intro to ice climbing lessons, snowshoeing circuit and demos, professional and amateur […]
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.
Lord Caffeine posts some content from 8a.nu entitled Bouldering Rules. This is pretty humorous. I didn’t realize there were rules we were supposed to be following…
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 […]
Blacksburg climber Dave Reis on the Ronski Feint (V7) at the Interp bouldering area, New River Gorge. And yes, despite Dave’s shirtless send of this problem, it was late November! The problem finishes just to the left of the tree.
I just returned from a great bouldering session today at a new, yet to be named, area in Virginia. It’s hard to believe that these boulders have not been developed yet due to their proximity to the Appalachian Trail; but the dirt, shrubbery, heavy lichen, and lack of chalk say otherwise. There are a few […]