July 2005

Move to Blacksburg complete

by Tom Markiewicz on July 31, 2005

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 […]

Climbing in the Cayman Islands

by Tom Markiewicz on July 29, 2005

Cayman Net News Online has an article about rock climbing the limestone cliffs of Cayman Brac.

eBay for outdoor enthusiasts

by Tom Markiewicz on July 29, 2005

I was recently pointed to a site called GearTrade that looks like a promising alternative to the big (and sometime pricey) auction sites like eBay. Some of the unique advantages include no listing fees and long term listings (year-long). Right now there is little climbing gear, but the potential is there. As the site gets […]

Bouldering rules?

by Tom Markiewicz on July 13, 2005

Lord Caffeine posts some content from 8a.nu entitled Bouldering Rules. This is pretty humorous. I didn’t realize there were rules we were supposed to be following…