June 2007

Interviewed at local climbing gym by BigLickU

by Tom Markiewicz on June 30, 2007

To get free climbing at my bouldering gym, I volunteer twice a month. The last evening I worked, two students visited for the first time while writing a story for a regional college web site called BigLickU. A few of my comments were taken out of context (the gym does set routes and I most […]

Are Tabatas the holy grail of training for climbing?

by Tom Markiewicz on June 29, 2007

The May issue of Climbing Magazine has a training tech tip tucked away that my climbing partner recently pointed out to me. This short article gives an overview of upper-body Tabatas, a technique that promises increases in both power and endurance – quite possibly the holy grail of training for climbing. So, what are Tabatas? […]

How can climbers avoid poison ivy?

by Tom Markiewicz on June 28, 2007

The scourge of many climbers, poison ivy is often a mystery to us. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve witnessed several climbers arguing amongst themselves at the crag over what is or what is not poison ivy. Three leaves someone says. Well, look around, every damn plant here has three leaves! To add […]

Climbing Blog Focus – Bivouac Blog

by Tom Markiewicz on June 27, 2007

Today’s climbing blog is the Bivouac Blog by Anne Skidmore. I found Anne‘s blog while looking at some climbing art done by Emilie Lee. Check out Emilie’s work – it’s amazing. Anne’s blog is pretty new so let’s hope she keeps posting on more New England climbing topics.

How do you read All Climbing?

by Tom Markiewicz on June 22, 2007

How do you read the All Climbing blog? Are you just visiting the web site directly? If so, you may be missing some new content. Two different ways to subscribe to this blog exist, so I thought it was a good time to highlight them. You have two different options to subscribe to All Climbing: […]

Climbing Blog Focus – Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line

by Tom Markiewicz on June 21, 2007

I’m starting off the new series with a blog that’s not quite pure climbing, but one from a company all climbers are familiar with – Patagonia. The Cleanest Line is described by the company as a weblog for the employees, friends and customers of the outdoor clothing company Patagonia. The Cleanest Line has a heavy […]

Climbing Blog Focus

by Tom Markiewicz on June 20, 2007

I’m starting a new regular series of posts here at All Climbing called Climbing Blog Focus. It’s something I wanted to start last year, but wasn’t able to really get it going as there were so few real climbing blogs (especially ones updated regularly). Finally, it appears that there are more and more dedicated climbing […]

The Carolina Climbers Coalition reports that a new Rumbling Bald Bouldering guidebook will be available this fall at Southeast retailers. Features include an full color format, nearly 900 boulder problems described, topos and photos of problems, and general area-specific information. More info can be found here (PDF).