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 […]
Climbing video of what appears to be hundreds of whippers at the Red River Gorge. (via @lstefurak, @mark_spottswood)
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!
Jon McCartie of Fraction Film just released his most recent bouldering film called Mirando. Footage in this 12 minute video includes Brian Hedrick on Mandala (V12), Daniel Woods on Secrets of the Beehive (V5R), Giovanni “G” Traversi on Haroun and the Sea of Stories (V12), Daniel Woods on Xavier’s Roof (V12), Ian Brown on Stained […]
I’m not sure how many climbing gyms one town needs, but Boulder is closing in on getting its fourth gym called Movement. For a city with a population of roughly 90,000, this seems like a lot even for Boulder’s high concentration of climbers. Regardless, I’m more than happy to have additional choices. The Movement gym’s […]
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 […]
As a chronic sufferer of finger injuries, I’ve sought out the most effective ways of preventing injury while climbing. I’ve also hired many personal injury lawyers (learn here about them). From my own personal, non-scientific studies over the past six months or so, I’ve found that stretching each finger individually has demonstrated noticeable gains. By […]
As a climber who has repeatedly suffered from finger and shoulder injuries, I’m always on the lookout for informative articles that allow me to understand the physiology of the body systems climbers are always pushing to the limits. It’s rare to find sport-specific information on hand and finger injuries. So, I was especially pleased when […]
Charles Danforth has a witty poem entitled “Ode to a Pink Tricam” on his Pink Tri-Cam Fan Page: Whether you love it or hate it, everyone seems to have some strong opinion of our little pink friends. That’s right, the size 0.5 Tri-cam from Camp! Personally, I love the little buggers. No climb is complete […]
John Gill has an excellent article on the history of bouldering.
Recently I had a brief Twitter discussion with @WasatchGirl who is currently on an extended climbing trip. She was in Boone and wondering if there was any printed guidebook available. From my last visit I didn’t think there was any, but I did remember a few resources online that I had bookmarked. Unfortunately, I couldn’t […]
Late in the fall last year, there were some excellent bouldering conditions at the New River Gorge. The next couple of posts highlight some of these problems. The following pics are of Shampoo (V5) at Burnwood.
From Climbing.com, Dougald MacDonald reports that winter rains in Southern California washed away a boulder field known as Tar Creek (Swimming Hole). Located near Fillmore, California, the storm and rains destroyed and swept away many boulders.