The number of children with obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s according to the CDC. And data collected from 2015-2016 indicates 1 in 5 children between the ages of 6 to 19 years has obesity. Childhood obesity has immediate and long-term effects — children with obesity are at a higher risk of having […]
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 […]
I finally got around to watching last week’s Louder Than Eleven and ClimbingNarc‘s Talkshow #1 The Show With No Name. Brian interviewed professional climbers Paul Robinson and Alex Johnson on a variety of topics including viewer submitted questions. I found the training discussion (first 20 minutes) particularly interesting. Looking forward to the next one!
I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I’d share with everyone the reason why. I’ve been heads down for the past several months working on my new company, StatsMix. We’re building a web-based service that creates custom dashboards bringing together internal and external metrics in one place so businesses can make better decisions […]
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.
Following yesterday’s post on Chris Sharma sending Jumbo Love, I stumbled on a video of Sharma bouldering in the Ozarks (via VideoClimb.com).
UKclimbing.com linked to a fascinating video on how carabiners are made at DMM. DMM, named after Denny Moorhouse, has been busy making climbing hardware since 1981. DMM started life in a small barn in Bethesda, near the slate quarries of North Wales. Now their factory is in Llanberis and DMM employ 130 people, making them […]
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?)
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.
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 […]
Rick from Cremnomaniac has complied a nice list of trad climbing techniques, tricks, and tips. Trad climbing has lost some of its appeal, or is a smaller blip on the radar. I still know plenty of folks that prefer trad, but there was a day when there was only trad. Trad climbing may be analogous […]
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 found a great web site called zero friction, specifically for bouldering images. Quoting the zero friction site: 0friction.com is a site by climbers for climbers for a world of digital cameras and climbing photography. It is a place where a climbing fotog can upload his/her favorite pictures through a very simple process so that […]
The Mammut Bouldering Champoinships are gearing up and promise to be the “epicenter of North Eastern bouldering for the winter of ’06”. The first stop of the tour will be Earth Treks Climbing Gym in Timonium, MD on January 13-14, 2006. The next two events are MetroRock in Boston (February 10-11) and the New Jersey […]
It still surprises me how frequently I get questions and comments about my crash pad from “tourists” while bouldering. Jon McCartie has a great essay discussing these often humorous exchanges. Son: â??Look dad! Look at the rock climbers!â? Dad: â??Yeah, son â?? theyâ??re practicing their rock climbing.â? (No, sir! This is rock climbingâ?¦ my goal […]