November 2007

Quick Sends – 11/28/07

by Tom Markiewicz on November 28, 2007

It’s been kinda a slow week. At least in the U.S., climbers must have had too much turkey… Patxi Usobiaga climbs two 9a routes in a day (via joost.climbing.nl) French team climbs new route in Nepal on previously unclimbed subpeak of Ganesh V

Trailer for Spray climbing film

by Tom Markiewicz on November 26, 2007

Brian Solano’s new film, Spray, will be released on February 1, 2008. Starring Joe Kinder and Chris Linder, Spray is the fourth climbing film from BS Productions. From the Spray synopsis, Filmmaker Brian Solano followed Joe Kinder and Chris Lindner on their most recent journey documenting every moment in crystal clear High Definition video. The […]

Using Jiglu for intelligent tagging

by Tom Markiewicz on November 26, 2007

I started using a service a few weeks ago called Jiglu. Their slogan is “tags that think”. Basically the service scours All Climbing and then creates new links to content within the site. So if I write a post and don’t explicitly link to an external site, Jiglu may create a link to content within […]

Climbing Video: Bouldering in North Carolina

by Tom Markiewicz on November 23, 2007

After my trip to Boone earlier this year, I’ve been itching to get back down there this Fall. Here’s an video posted on rockclimbing.com that shows a sampling of bouldering in North Carolina.

Climbing Video: Andy Earl Repeats Highball V13 High Fidelity

by Tom Markiewicz on November 22, 2007

Andy Earl has repeated High Fidelity (V13) at Caley in West Yorkshire reports UKclimbing.com.

Quick Sends – 11/22/07

by Tom Markiewicz on November 22, 2007

I’m a day late, but here’s a Thanksgiving Day edition of All Climbing’s quick sends: The Adventure Blog discusses the ultrarunner’s diet. Possible climber applications? Gripped reports the probable first Canadian woman to climb 5.13 trad as Jasmin Caton redpointed the classic 5.13a crack line, Fallen Arches near Salt Lake City, Utah The Hardrock Mining […]

12th Annual Mountainfest in the Adirondacks

by Tom Markiewicz on November 22, 2007

Taking place in New York’s Adirondacks, the 12th annual Mountainfest will take place this winter January 11-13, 2008. A full schedule of classes include beginning through advanced ice climbing, snowshoe mountaineering, and avalanche fundamentals.

Pictures of a Sloper Problem at Bozoo

by Tom Markiewicz on November 18, 2007

Last weekend I managed to take some decent shots of an unnamed (I think) sloper problem at Bozoo, WV. The problem is roughly V2/V3 and is located in front of the warm up boulders at Bozoo (on the left side as one heads up to the Iceberg and the cliff line).

Not a new video, but sweet nonetheless. Leo Houlding slacklines across the Lost Arrow Spire in Yosemite in July 2006.

Quick Sends – 11/14/07

by Tom Markiewicz on November 14, 2007

Teva Mountain Games will host the first IFSC Bouldering World Cup in 20 years next June New MomentumVM site launched Dani Andrada climbs possible 9b (5.15b) in Spain

How to stop climbers from using bolt holes as mono pockets

by Tom Markiewicz on November 14, 2007

Routesetter.com teaches how to stop climbers from using the bolt hole as a mono in the gym. At first I thought this was humorous, then I remembered how many times I’ve seen climbers try using them as pockets (especially those with tiny fingers). 1. Take a two-foot (or so) long piece of standard issue setting […]

New comments system added

by Tom Markiewicz on November 10, 2007

I added a new comment system for this blog today by Intense Debate. I’ve been following their innovative commenting system across a few different sites now and I’ve been really impressed with how it works. Here are a few of the new benefits readers of All Climbing will now see: The Intense Debate comment system […]