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
Western Colorado Climbing posts a great little rant on aid climbing. His discussion of grading aid routes is quite humorous.
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 […]
ChossMonkey posts a climbing video of a trip to the Needles, California. There’s some nice footage of multi-pitch trad climbing on a variety of routes nicely put together.
Another upcoming event is the Phoenix BoulderBlast. Occurring this year on April 22-24, the event is billed as the world’s largest outdoor climbing festival and largest bouldering comp in the US. Formerly known as the Phoenix Bouldering Contest, this year will be the 22nd event and will be held at the Oak Flat Campground outside […]
FISH Products has a great intro to climbing big walls. Filled with attitude, this guide go through the basics from equipment to hooking to sneaky tricks of the trade.
IceClimb.com has a list of the 2005 ice climbing festivals in North America.
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 […]
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.
Betabase has recently posted two cool videos of bouldering in Yosemite. The first video is of Rabbit Habit (V8) on the LeConte Cave boulder. The second video is of King Cobra Sit (v9). UPDATE: From Tim Medina at Betabase regarding King Cobra Sit: “I hit the record button a little late and that is why […]
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.
The weather is finally turning and we saw some cooler temps this past weekend. It was a great opportunity to get the bouldering season underway at a local crag called Bozoo Rocks in southern West Virginia. At about only 45 minutes away, Bozoo has been the local crag for Virginia Tech students and Blacksburg residents […]