Black Diamond Livewire Quickdraw – Water Stone Outdoors Progression – Climbing Magazine Petzl Reverso 3 belay device, Mountain Hardwear Runout climbing pants, Mammut Infinity 9.5mm rope, Black Diamond C3 cams – The Mountain World La Sportiva Speedsters – straight outta bedlam SuperTopo Guides To Zion and Tuolumne – Climbing Narc Five Ten Team rock shoes […]
Always good to keep in mind: In order to progress, you need to continually push your limits, both mentally and physically. I have always worked up the grades one letter at a time, sticking with the grade pyramid. Yet what is the worst that could happen if you push the bar and you get in […]
Here is the latest climbing gear review roundup: New S10 Black Diamond Products – TetonAT.com Five Ten’s Prisms – The Mountain World DMM Dragon Cams – UKclimbing.com La Sportiva Exum Pro – Colorado Mountain School Arc’Teryx Alpha LT jacket and the CAMP USA Alp 95 harness – GearFlogger Chaco Pro Series Sandals – Trailspace.com New […]
Back in 2002, I had a business trip to Silicon Valley and took a long weekend to head to Yosemite for some bouldering. There was only a smallish guidebook to the Valley bouldering at the time, but it was enough to get around and for me to sample the bouldering. Since it was the middle […]
Gregory Thaczuk writes about what it takes to climb 5.12. Sure I went climbing regularly but I wasnâ??t really trying. I took the easy way out. I toproped whenever someone else was willing to lead. I climbed the same routes regularly. If I was leading and my knees where at a bolt I would take […]
The Wall Street Journal has an article on John Bachar and free soloing. He was one of the first climbers to train for the sport like he was an Olympic athlete. Bachar was renowned not only for his physical prowess but even more for his mental mastery, his ability to put fear at bay and […]
Black Diamond’s QC Lab tries to answer the frequently asked question of whether climbers can use a Sharpie marker to mark the middle of a rope. The results – undetermined.
Stewart Green writes up a mini-guide on how to clean your carabiners (including what not to do).
My good friend Ryan Wanger wouldn’t stop talking about his new shoes, so I made him write a review. He is the Community Manager for the Boulder-based startup Everlater, which helps people record their travel experiences with friends and family. Let me make this clear: my review of Vibram Five Fingers shoes is self serving. […]
In advance of everything that will be coming out of the Outdoor Retailer show, here is a roundup of gear reviews from the past month or so. GearFlogger looks at pro reviewing the DMM Wallnuts and also reviews the Arc’Teryx Dually belay parka. Cupcake Mafia reviews the PrAna Natural Sticky Mat for yoga and the […]