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 […]
The ClimbingNarc reports that a new climbing gym is coming to Boulder. Why is this news? There’s already three good sized gyms in Boulder already. But as I found out in my trip to Boulder a couple weeks ago, everyone you meet there is a climber. I’d love to see actual numbers on what percentage […]
I just returned from a great bouldering session today at a new, yet to be named, area in Virginia. It’s hard to believe that these boulders have not been developed yet due to their proximity to the Appalachian Trail; but the dirt, shrubbery, heavy lichen, and lack of chalk say otherwise. There are a few […]
Anne Skidmore posts some amazing pictures of Jim Surette and Dan Corn skiing Whitehorse Slabs in New Hampshire. The fact that they skied down a route I climbed up in the past (Standard Route, 5.5) blows my mind. Climbing.com has additional coverage.
B3bouldering.com has two great posts up on bouldering in Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island and Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire. I’ve climbed several times at Rumney a few years back, but never had the chance to go bouldering at Pawtuckaway. From the pics, it looks like I need to get back up there sometime. For more bouldering info […]
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).
Routesetter.com teaches how to stop climbers from using the bolt hole as a mono in the gym. At first I thought this was humorous, then I remembered how many times I’ve seen climbers try using them as pockets (especially those with tiny fingers). 1. Take a two-foot (or so) long piece of standard issue setting […]
The weather is finally turning and we saw some cooler temps this past weekend. It was a great opportunity to get the bouldering season underway at a local crag called Bozoo Rocks in southern West Virginia. At about only 45 minutes away, Bozoo has been the local crag for Virginia Tech students and Blacksburg residents […]
Dan Brayack recently released his bouldering guide to Coopers Rock, WV. Published by Falcon Guides, the guide contains over 400 problems concentrated in 3 major areas. As I’m originally from Western PA, I’ve climbed at Coopers numerous times over the years and can tell you that this guide was sorely needed. Using beta from fellow […]
To get free climbing at my bouldering gym, I volunteer twice a month. The last evening I worked, two students visited for the first time while writing a story for a regional college web site called BigLickU. A few of my comments were taken out of context (the gym does set routes and I most […]