December 2007

Climbing Video: Will Gadd climbing icebergs

by Tom Markiewicz on December 31, 2007

The cold weather keeps me thinking of ice climbing. Here’s a video of Will Gadd climbing icebergs. A higher quality MOV video can also be found at National Geographic.

Upcoming Ice Climbing Festivals in 2008

by Tom Markiewicz on December 30, 2007

The following is a collection of all the upcoming ice climbing festivals in 2008. January 4 – 6, 2008 Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival The 8th annual Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival will be held in the Bernese Oberland. Over 450 ice climbers are expected to attend this festival in Switzerland. January 9 – 13, 2008 Ouray […]

Maintenance issues resolved

by Tom Markiewicz on December 30, 2007

You may have noticed some intermittent issues with All Climbing over the past week or so. There were some hosting and database issues that had to be sorted out, but everything appears to be in working order now. For RSS feed subscribers, if you see a couple dummy posts in the feed please ignore them […]

Shared Summits Expedition on K2 airs this weekend

by Tom Markiewicz on December 12, 2007

NBC Sports is running a TV special this Saturday, December 16 at 2pm EST on the Shared Summits Expedition on K2. A webcast of the Shared Summits show will air a day earlier at 3pm at The team was led by Chris Warner, an accomplished mountaineer and owner of the Earth Treks climbing gym […]

More details on fire at Alpinist Magazine

by Tom Markiewicz on December 12, 2007

Alpinist Magazine has a press release out containing more details on the fire that completely wiped out its inventory. The fire destroyed everything they had including back issues, hats, shirts, water bottles, stickers, and coffee mugs. According to news reports, a forklift operator backed into a gas line in the warehouse, which was owned by […]

Quick Sends – 12/12/07

by Tom Markiewicz on December 12, 2007

Spanish climber Patxi Usobiaga onsights 8c+ (5.14c) Nick Duttle has added a new V14 in Hueco Tanks Winter Dance sees first free ascent Photos of unclimbed peaks in China MEC pulls Nalgene bottles from shelves (via Backcountry Blog) Results of The Stone Fort stage of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series

Crack climbing technique

by Tom Markiewicz on December 7, 2007

You can never have too much insight from great climbers on their technique. Steph Davis has an article on her blog, High Places, discussing her techniques for climbing cracks (via The key to pure crack climbing, as with every type of climbing, is the feet. I like to start from the basics, which with […] has two great posts up on bouldering in Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island and Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire. I’ve climbed several times at Rumney a few years back, but never had the chance to go bouldering at Pawtuckaway. From the pics, it looks like I need to get back up there sometime. For more bouldering info […]