Of all the places I would expect to see an article on climbing, Popular Mechanics would definitely be somewhere near the bottom of the list. Welcome to the world of bouldering, rock climbing’s little brother, climbing for those who are afraid of heights. Here, you trade the adrenaline rushes of high-altitude thrills for a low-altitude […]
MountainZone.com offers an article about an unusual climbing destination: the Middle East. More specifically, Wadi Rum in Jordan. Offering up everything from sick bouldering to crazy endurance aid climbs Wadi Rum sucked me in, and from there you can guess how my story has gone. Since my first trip to Wadi Rum I have gone […]
The LA Times has an article on the artificial climbing wall manufacturer, Monolithic Sculptures. One of the company’s current projects is replicating the giant cue-ball formations from Rock City located outside Kansas City. The Rock City boulder in Minneapolis, Kan., is part of a series of “huge sandstone concretions… round balls of sandstone that look […]
Whenever the weather stays cold (hmm, like now, in February), I feel like a mad genius scheming plans to build a climbing wall somewhere in my home. In my mind, I’ve developed plans for an attic wall, a free standing bouldering cave in a spare bedroom, a bouldering cave suspended in the basement laundry room, […]
Here are some great pics of an indoor and outdoor climbing gym in Dallas called Stoneworks. Built in and on a converted silo, Stoneworks bills itself as the world’s tallest indoor climbing gym with routes up to 121 feet.
With so many climbing web sites rarely updated, its nice to see two great sites updated and maintained on a regular basis. When they detail climbing at the Red, it’s especially refreshing to see such interesting resources. The first is the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition. Simply put, the organization is a local climber’s advocacy […]
There’s a nice trailer of Classic Red by Jeff Neal at the video’s web site. I have not seen it in its entirely, but the Classic Red claims to feature 28 classic Red River Gorge routes including both sport and trad climbing. There is also footage of two 5.12 off-width roof cracks, though I somehow […]