MountainZone.com reports that the Access Fund is fighting the climbing ban at Cave Rock, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
The Trust For Public Land is buying a popular central Washington climbing area, the privately owned, 40-acre Sam Hill climbing area.
Chockstone has a pictorial article on the carabiner brake rappel. The also include an alternative method.
The Friends of Seneca Work Party will be held this year on April 23 reports the Potomac Mountain Club. They are still looking for volunteers. Update: This event has been canceled with a possible rescheduled date of June 11.
The University of Idaho Climbing Center recently hosted the third annual Palouse Climbing Festival with 60-70 climbers in attendance including Will Gadd. The University of Idaho claims to have the most comprehensive climbing facility in North America, featuring a 55-foot pillar and a 6,000-foot climbing area.
An Everest climber argues that Sherpas are undervalued for the work they perform and how they put their lives on the line. Though scaling Everest has become a lucrative adventure sport, Apa and other Sherpas, many of whom use their ethnic group as a last name, say they are not getting their fair share of […]
A fundraiser for the Potomac River is being held on April 23. As two major climbing areas for Washington D.C. residents are on the Potomac (Great Falls and Carderock), this is a great cause to help protect the river. Want to learn more about the challenges facing the Potomac River and what you can do […]
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.
Though not a practitioner myself, I know numerous climbers who swear by yoga. This article from beauty-fitness-yoga-source.com covers some of the basics. This should be informational to all of us who haven’t got around to giving yoga a try.
Climbing reports that Fred Nicole has completed two new problems at Hueco Tanks. Nicole, who has established three V14 problems at Hueco in a decade of visits to the Texas park, believes both of these new problems are a bit harder. Nicole added that he has put up at least one other new problem elsewhere […]
The 3rd Annual New River Rendezvous will be held this year on May 20-22 at the New River Gorge in Fayetteville, WV. The Rendezvous is a fun, friendly, down-home three day celebration of climbers, climbing and the New River Gorge. We are presenting a full three-day program that includes comps, clinics, gatherings, dinner, parties, breakfast, […]
MountainZone.com reports that the Harvard Mountaineering Club is celebrating its 80th Anniversary by undertaking an expedition to the Borkoldoy Mountains in Kyrgyzstan.