While checking out ClimbingWeather.com as I mentioned in my last post, I was reading their blog and found a link to this video of climbing on a bolted concrete wall. There’s also a video from the same company, Cojones Producciones, showing crack climbing up the concrete wall.
It’s time to double check the weather for weekend climbing and I stumbled on a climbing specific web site for weather that I had never used before: ClimbingWeather.com Usually I have a few bookmarked pages to the National Weather Service for my local climbing areas. ClimbingWeather.com does this better by showing exactly what I need […]
An interview with the mountaineering great, Reinhold Messner via The Adventure Blog.
SplitterChoss.com posts a nice review of the Black Diamond Icon. Apparently, this headlamp can last for 90 hours on one charge. This is one thing I wish more climbing blogs did – write good reviews of climbing gear. Unlike books or electronics where you can quickly go to Amazon.com and find many reviews, we really […]
Tommy Caldwell and Justen Sjong make first free ascent of El Capitanâ??s Magic Mushroom Adam Ondra repeats Action Directe (5.14d) in Germanyâ??s Frankenjura Nicolas Favresse repeated Greenspit (8b+), a contender for the hardest trad crack in Europe Markus Bock climbs possible new 9a in the German Frankenjura Ben Gilmore, Maxime Turgeon, and Freddie Wilkinson have […]
At the New River Rendezvous this past weekend, I spoke with a rep from La Sportiva regarding the availability of the new Miura VS climbing shoes I wrote about previously. He told me the new Miuras should be in retailers within a month as they are currently being shipped to the US. As soon as […]
The Olympic torch reaches the summit of Mt. Everest Rocky Mountain National Park may get wilderness protection Dream in Vertical takes us on a Bishop bouldering trip with tons of pics Barbara Zangerl makes first female ascent of Pura Vida (8A+/B) in Magic Wood, Switzerland Daniel Woods completes new 8c in Magic Wood Check CAMP […]
There’s been numerous articles recently written on the problems that have surfaced regarding Nalgene bottles. Since most climbers own one of these, I decided to look into what is actually going on. I was in the REI in Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia recently and I didn’t see a single Nalgene bottle on the shelves. A foreboding […]
I was introduced to Nau by Andrew Hyde during my trip to Boulder in March. During a brief chat at the TechStars office, Andrew recommended I stop by the Nau store in Boulder before leaving. He praised the quality of their sustainable clothing and fact that the company was founded by former Patagonia employees. So […]
The Backcountry Blog points us to a video from Gregory climbing packs interviewing Joe Kinder along with some great bouldering and sport climbing footage in Utah.