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 […]
Interesting video from TED showing how lessons learned in rock climbing apply to daily life.
Daniel Woods bouldering in Upper Chaos Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado:
Brian Solano’s new film, Spray, will be released on February 1, 2008. Starring Joe Kinder and Chris Linder, Spray is the fourth climbing film from BS Productions. From the Spray synopsis, Filmmaker Brian Solano followed Joe Kinder and Chris Lindner on their most recent journey documenting every moment in crystal clear High Definition video. The […]
Climbing video of what appears to be hundreds of whippers at the Red River Gorge. (via @lstefurak, @mark_spottswood)
The 2005 Red Rocks Rendezvous was recently announced by its primary sponsor Mountain Gear. Held in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, is advertising clinics, gear demos, slide shows, and a pancake breakfast. Oh, and world-class climbing in Red Rocks! I’ve never been to this festival even though they […]
I’ve been struggling with some climbing injuries recently and finally decided to visit a sports medicine doctor highly recommended by a friend. My issues were a recurring finger injury at the base of my right ring finger and pain in my elbows and thumbs. He rather quickly diagnosed the elbows/thumbs as flexor tendinitis and set […]
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 […]
Petzl has posted a recall for all its Petzl Charlet Sarken crampons. Recent customer experience has shown that the front points of SARKEN crampons are susceptible to premature wearout following heavy use. This means cracking of the metal forefoot near the front point(s), followed by possible breakage if usage continues. Petzl has stopped sales and […]
Friday night I attended the world premier of Pure in Boulder. After watching the trailer and speaking with the filmmaker, Chuck Fryberger, I was highly anticipating Pure. I still had some apprehension though. As more climbing films are released, I’m starting to get the feeling climbers are becoming jaded. How many more ways are there […]
Last weekend I managed to take some decent shots of an unnamed (I think) sloper problem at Bozoo, WV. The problem is roughly V2/V3 and is located in front of the warm up boulders at Bozoo (on the left side as one heads up to the Iceberg and the cliff line).
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.
Following up on the launch of DPM HDTV a couple weeks ago with two videos, Dead Point Magazine now has five on their site. The most recent climbing video is Daniel Woods on Wet Dream and Abaddon in Red Rocks, Nevada filmed by Carlo Traversi. The last two added were James Litz on the first […]