I’ve heard reports that the New River Rendezvous registration is starting to get full. This year organizers are limiting the event to the first 700 climbers who register in advance. The fee is only $25 and from my past experiences at the Rendezvous, it will be money well spent.
Spring is rapidly approaching so we’re starting to see numerous climbing-related events on the radar. Here is a current list of climbing events for April 2008: April 4-6 – Spring Fling Quartz Gathering, Quartz Mountain, OK April 4-6 – Warrior’s Way and New River Mountain Guides Trad Camp, New River Gorge, WV April 6 – […]
Results from the 2008 Ice Climbing World Cup in Switzerland show Angelika Rainer from Italy and Simon Anthamatten from Switzerland winning. ClimbingNarc reviews Spray. The Petzl blog has pictures from their bouldering trip to Hampi, India. National Geographic has launched a new Adventure Blog. The Big UP blog posts some great pics of bouldering in […]
The ABS Nationals results are in with Paul Robinson taking the mens and Alex Puccio the womens. B3bouldering, Climbing.com, Routesetter.com, and ClimbingNarc have more details. Jody Hansen sent Rumble in the Jungle (V12) at Hueco Tanks for the first female ascent. Moore’s Wall in North Carolina has a seasonal wildlife closure in effect for the […]
Gathering planned at Laurel Knob, North Carolina February 23-24, 2008 Adam Ondra climbs two 5.15s in a week James Pearson made the first ascent of The Groove (E10 7b [5.14c/d X]) Czech climbers Leopold Sulovsky and Josef Lukas climbed a new route up the West Face of Aconcagua Simon Anthamatten and Roger Schali break speed […]
Emily Harrington and Chris Sharma named adult national champions Wrap-up videos of the 2008 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Lisa Rands gets the first female ascent of The Mandala (V12) Jordan Romero becomes youngest to summit Aconcagua Boat Rock Bouldering Competition results
The New River Rendezvous, now one of the premier climbing events in the U.S., has announced this year’s dates – May 16-18, 2008. There will be a few changes this year including pre-registration limiting attendees to 700 (last year was around 1200 climbers) and parking passes will now be needed. Registration will be live on […]
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.
As has been widely reported, Sir Edmund Hillary, the first to scale Mount Everest, died at age 88 in Auckland, New Zealand. Good coverage and insight can be found at The Adventure Blog and The New York Times.
Back from a holiday hiatus, here are this week’s quick sends. Lynn Hill stops blogging at FindYourDetour.com Boat Rock gets a deep cleaning Paul Robinson repeats Terremer (V15) in Hueco Tanks The Mushroom Boulder in Hueco Tanks is closed.