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 […]
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. […]
Jamie Emerson climbs Automator (V13) in Colorado (via Climbing Narcissist)
Somewhat of an older video (the ascent was in April of 2008), but great footage nonetheless – Dave Graham on the first ascent of The Island (V15) at Coquibus Rumont, Fontainebleu (via TubeGuide).
Here’s a good 8+ minute video showing how Sonnie Trotter trains in the climbing gym with an intense campus and hangboard workout (via TubeGuide).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The American Alpine Institute points out a series of videos by Canadian climbing guide Mike Barter on the pre-equalization on anchors: There is a little bit of controversy over pre-equalized anchors. Some feel that one leg of the anchor will get more force than another, which means that such an anchor could never be fully […]
Alex Johnson sent Maze of Death (V12) on only five attempts for the second female ascent. The problem is located in the Bardini boulders at Bishop. (via Bishop Bouldering Blog, Kelly McBride, and TheLowDown)
I’m a firm believer that a serious boulderer needs three types of crash pads. First, there’s the all-around workhorse crash pad. At a standard size of about 40″ by 50″ feet, this pad will take care of the vast majority of your bouldering needs. Most crash pad models fall into this category and you likely […]
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 […]
As I mentioned in my last post, we moved to Colorado this week and I was obviously excited about all the new climbing opportunities in my backyard. In my rush to get on some rock, I ignored the fact that my body was exhausted from all the packing, driving, unpacking, and moving around of heavy […]