October 2006

Todd Skinner dies in accident on Leaning Tower

by Tom Markiewicz on October 25, 2006

Much has been going around the internet about Todd Skinner’s death Monday while rapping off the Leaning Tower in Yosemite. I received an email today from a climbing partner who just moved out to California. His friend and fiance were on Leaning Tower right before Skinner. They were rapping down as he was jugging up and […]

Indoor climbing considered safer than soccer

by Tom Markiewicz on October 8, 2006

A recent study found that indoor rock climbing has a low risk of injury and is 10 times safer than soccer. The study was published by the quarterly medical journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (PDF) by the Wilderness Medical Society. From the scotsman.com, The study by German researchers was based on the rates and types […]