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 […]
Dougald MacDonald recently launched a new site focused on the Colorado backcountry called Colorado MoJo. I caught up with him to ask some questions about the site. What prompted you to start a new website focused specifically on Colorado outdoor pursuits? I started Colorado MoJo because I couldn’t find anything else online that covers all […]
Gregory Mountain Products founder, Wayne Gregory, discusses how to fit a pack. In the video, Gregory states “people don’t buy packs to fit their bodies, they buy packs to dump their gear in.” He then proceeds to show the better way of fitting packs. (via Trailspace)
Andy Earl has repeated High Fidelity (V13) at Caley in West Yorkshire reports UKclimbing.com.
Excellent footage of Alex Honnold climbing in Tuolumne Meadows shot by Tim Kemple. Honnold in Tuolumne from Tim Kemple on Vimeo.
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. […]
You can never have too much insight from great climbers on their technique. Steph Davis has an article on her blog, High Places, discussing her techniques for climbing cracks (via splitterchoss.com). The key to pure crack climbing, as with every type of climbing, is the feet. I like to start from the basics, which with […]
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 […]
Late last year my wife and I bought a house in Colorado and we went through all the normal stressful steps accompanying it. At one point during the process, I received a return phone call from my real estate agent from an unusual place – he was climbing the Third Flatiron! Now my first jealous […]
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 […]
When I had a couple minutes between competitors at ABS Nationals, I tried to take some quick photos. Here’s some of what I saw from the floor:
TheShortSpan has a great guide to bouldering in Ireland. The guide is downloadable in doc and pdf format and contains over 900 problems from all over the country. The site also has some articles on climbing in Ireland including this intro to the bouldering.
In my quest for some local bouldering here in Blacksburg, I went to check out the boulders at Mountain Lake, Virginia (yes, from Dirty Dancing fame) which is only about 20-25 minutes away. From RockClimbing.com, I found this section describing the bouldering. I found quite a few decent sized boulders there, but they were all […]
The Governor Stable Bouldering Competition, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Alliance of Climbers (PAC), will be held this year on March 19, 2005. This annual competition hosts over 200 climbers and registration for the comp includes a one year PAC membership.