I’ve been missing in action for the past month or so primarily due to work demands. I also unfortunately injured my thumb bouldering and it still hasn’t quite healed yet. So, having not really been able to climb for over a month now has been driving me nuts. The worst part is that I missed […]
I recently removed some of the Google ads on the site and replaced them with Chitika eMiniMalls on individual blog post pages. The Google ads really didn’t do much for the site, but I’m impressed with the Chitika eMiniMalls. They allow a niche climbing blog to display some useful climbing products and hopefully make a […]
Well, I finally completed my move to Blacksburg, Virginia. We made the move primarily for business reasons, but a major draw and a primary criteria was the availability and proximity of outdoor activities (especially climbing). I’m not sure how the ice climbing season will go, but I hear in colder winters there’s ice to be […]
From the Access Fund: This study is being conducted by the Department of Natural Resources at the School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona in collaboration with the Centre for Tourism Policy and Research at the School of Resources and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University. The Access Fund and the Climbers Access Society of British […]
The Daily Illini has an article on slacklining. Slacklining is one of a few tangent activities related to climbing. Others include a technique based climb called bouldering. Bouldering does not use a rope but stays relatively close to the ground. The strength and power needed to boulder help a climber to solve problems in routing […]
The Rocky Mountain News has an article on canyoneering including recommended gear, resources, and routes.
The Yosemite Blog has a post on the Friends of Yosemite Search and Rescue. There’s a good discussion of an incident report from YOSAR. A list of recent rescues can be found here.
AskMen.com has a surprising detailed and accurate guide on how to get started in rock climbing. The intro is funny as hell though: Whether you want to impress a girl, find a new hobby, or plan on someday climbing Mount Everest, it’s a very intense sport that requires practice, drive and preparation. This article should […]
The National Parks Conservation Association has an action alert regarding the Eagle Mountain Landfill. The landfill, proposed by the Mine Reclamation Corporation (a subsidiary of Kaiser Ventures) would be largest garbage dump in the U.S.
The Daily Pennsylvanian has a short article about Ivan Greene and bouldering. The rock climber recounted his six sprained ankles, torn hamstring, ruptured disc and torn shoulder as he led an instruction session yesterday at Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. Nothing terribly exciting about the article except it does give a bit more background on […]