The Carolina Climbers Coalition reports that a new Rumbling Bald Bouldering guidebook will be available this fall at Southeast retailers. Features include an full color format, nearly 900 boulder problems described, topos and photos of problems, and general area-specific information. More info can be found here (PDF).
A new, very polished site was pointed out to me that covers Scandinavian mountains over 2000 meters. The site contains detailed information including climbing and walking routes, high quality photos, and a lot of info on the area.
The Bouldering Guide blog has a useful post on building your own padding for indoor climbing walls.
I heard some rumors about the ice climbing at the New River Gorge, but hadn’t had a chance to actually get up there this winter. With the arrival of March and the warmer weather, it looks like I’ll have to wait until next season to get some ice climbing in locally. It’s really not that […]
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.
A recent study found that indoor rock climbing has a low risk of injury and is 10 times safer than soccer. The study was published by the quarterly medical journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (PDF) by the Wilderness Medical Society. From the scotsman.com, The study by German researchers was based on the rates and types […]
I’ve been hearing rumors that Nelson Rocks in West Virginia has resolved its liability concerns and will reopen next year. This is completely hearsay, but does anyone have any further details? I really used to love climbing at Nelson when I lived in the DC area as it was a great alternative to the crowds […]
The Appalachian Mountain Club has an article on rock climbing in New Jersey. I knew there was climbing there, but not to the extent that this article covers. Standing at the base of a 150-foot cliff fronted by a field of car-sized boulders, itâ??s hard to shake the feeling that this area just doesnâ??t seem […]
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has an interesting article on the via ferrata at Nelson Rocks in West Virginia. I’ve never been on it myself, but I’ve observed many people on the via ferrata while climbing at Nelson Rocks (when it was open of course). Italian for “iron road,” a via ferrata is essentially a fixed rock-climbing […]
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 […]