May 2007

Deep water soloing banned at Summersville Lake

by Tom Markiewicz on May 31, 2007

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (who built many of the man made lakes in this country) has banned cliff jumping and diving on all of its managed recreation property in the Huntington District in West Virginia. This area includes the popular Summersville Lake climbing area. Apparently, at least one climber called the office listed […]

Scandinavian Mountaineering site

by Tom Markiewicz on May 27, 2007

A new, very polished site was pointed out to me that covers Scandinavian mountains over 2000 meters. The site contains detailed information including climbing and walking routes, high quality photos, and a lot of info on the area.

Build your own climbing gym padding

by Tom Markiewicz on May 26, 2007

The Bouldering Guide blog has a useful post on building your own padding for indoor climbing walls.

New River Rendezvous 2007 Recap

by Tom Markiewicz on May 25, 2007

Another great New River Rendezvous is over and I survived. The emphasis was on survival this year especially after the free beer did not run out early as I expected. Note to self – don’t try to consume as much as possible next year! I didn’t take any pictures of the happenings at Burnwood (as […]

Heading to the New River Rendezvous

by Tom Markiewicz on May 18, 2007

Getting ready to head out for the New River Rendezvous this weekend. Look for a full report next week. I’ll be taking lots of pictures.