The Washington Examiner has an article on one of my old haunts, Carderock. Located just outside the DC Beltway in Maryland, the crag is a popular (ok, that’s an understatement) crag for those in the DC metro area. Unfortunately, the rock is polished and it’s more crowded than a popular climbing gym. Additional resources for […]
I’m finally getting ready to start on a long time project – building a home climbing gym in my basement. When we moved to Blacksburg from Northern Virginia, we bought a house down here that had a partially finished basement. I now have more space to build a home climbing wall than I actually know […]
The Access Fund reports that Castle Rock, Tennessee is now open for climbing. Located near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Castle Rock has both sport and trad routes. Full info can be found here.
In my quest for some local bouldering here in Blacksburg, I went to check out the boulders at Mountain Lake, Virginia (yes, from Dirty Dancing fame) which is only about 20-25 minutes away. From RockClimbing.com, I found this section describing the bouldering. I found quite a few decent sized boulders there, but they were all […]
As I mentioned in my last post, I recently moved to Blacksburg, Virginia. Last weekend I hit the New for a quick day trip. The nice part about being only 1.5 hours away is I feel a little more relaxed there and can enjoy the climbing more. When I’d make the 5.5 hour trip from […]
Cayman Net News Online has an article about rock climbing the limestone cliffs of Cayman Brac.
Interesting article on Yosemite climbing (via Yosemite Blog) from the Sacramento Bee. The director of the Yosemite Mountaineering School discusses their climbing courses.
FloridaToday.com (of all places) has one of the funniest descriptions of a gym bouldering area: The high school senior continues to train in the gym’s bouldering section, a cavernous area that looks a bit like the alien bar scene in “Star Wars,” with walls splotched with wild colors and shapes. You have to appreciate any […]
I grew up climbing on the gritstone of Western PA and always enjoy climbing there when I’m in the area. About.com has a nicely edited list of the major climbing areas in and around Western PA. Due to continued access issues, one of the nicest (and most graffitied I might add) is not listed – […]
Years ago I had the opportunity to do some bouldering on English gritstone while in the Peak District. Despite it being an ugly, rainy, gray day, I had an incredible time bouldering there. Shady Goings On has a good review of Peak Gritstone: East by RockFax. The RockFax site also has some comprehensive resources for […]