Here are two interesting videos from bouldering crash pad maker Organic on how they design and make their crashpads. (via Organic and B3bouldering)
Sonnie Trotter repeats Dave MacLeod’s Rhapsody (E11/5.14c R) in Great Britain Hot Aches Productions writes about filming Rhapsody Tommy Caldwell frees Magic Mushroom (VI 5.14a) on El Cap in 20 hours and 2 minutes Results from the Bouldering World Cup in Vail, Colorado Dosage Vol. 5 world premiere review
The Olympic torch reaches the summit of Mt. Everest Rocky Mountain National Park may get wilderness protection Dream in Vertical takes us on a Bishop bouldering trip with tons of pics Barbara Zangerl makes first female ascent of Pura Vida (8A+/B) in Magic Wood, Switzerland Daniel Woods completes new 8c in Magic Wood Check CAMP […]
I’m a firm believer that a serious boulderer needs three types of crash pads. First, there’s the all-around workhorse crash pad. At a standard size of about 40″ by 50″ feet, this pad will take care of the vast majority of your bouldering needs. Most crash pad models fall into this category and you likely […]
I just returned from a great bouldering session today at a new, yet to be named, area in Virginia. It’s hard to believe that these boulders have not been developed yet due to their proximity to the Appalachian Trail; but the dirt, shrubbery, heavy lichen, and lack of chalk say otherwise. There are a few […]
Daniel Woods bouldering Jade (V15) in Upper Chaos Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado:
The Tugging Shacks is a small, yet very cool bouldering area near Interp and OUL at the New River Gorge. While mentioned on the Waterstone Outdoors site and in an old paper guidebook, there are no details in the popular Sketches guidebook by Chris Anthony. Here are some shots of a classic V3 arete at […]
Blacksburg climber Dave Reis on the Ronski Feint (V7) at the Interp bouldering area, New River Gorge. And yes, despite Dave’s shirtless send of this problem, it was late November! The problem finishes just to the left of the tree.
Late in the fall last year, there were some excellent bouldering conditions at the New River Gorge. The next couple of posts highlight some of these problems. The following pics are of Shampoo (V5) at Burnwood.