February 2008

Moving to Colorado

by Tom Markiewicz on February 28, 2008

I wrote about this on my personal blog this morning, but it’s definitely appropriate to discuss here on All Climbing. This summer my wife and I will be moving to the Boulder area of Colorado. I say Boulder “area” because we’re not exactly sure where we’ll end up finding real estate we like, but the […]

Quick Sends – 2/28/08

by Tom Markiewicz on February 28, 2008

Results from the 2008 Ice Climbing World Cup in Switzerland show Angelika Rainer from Italy and Simon Anthamatten from Switzerland winning. ClimbingNarc reviews Spray. The Petzl blog has pictures from their bouldering trip to Hampi, India. National Geographic has launched a new Adventure Blog. The Big UP blog posts some great pics of bouldering in […]

Slopers at the New

by Tom Markiewicz on February 24, 2008

Climbing Video: Chris Sharma on Dreamcatcher

by Tom Markiewicz on February 23, 2008

From Andrew Hyde via Twitter, a climbing video of Chris Sharma on the first ascent of Dreamcatcher (an excerpt from Dosage 4) This is an excellent, high production climbing video of Sharma. Enjoy the clip.

Yvon Chouinard interview on TreeHugger

by Tom Markiewicz on February 22, 2008

TreeHugger has an interesting interview with the founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard.

Quick Sends – 2/22/08

by Tom Markiewicz on February 22, 2008

The ABS Nationals results are in with Paul Robinson taking the mens and Alex Puccio the womens. B3bouldering, Climbing.com, Routesetter.com, and ClimbingNarc have more details. Jody Hansen sent Rumble in the Jungle (V12) at Hueco Tanks for the first female ascent. Moore’s Wall in North Carolina has a seasonal wildlife closure in effect for the […]

New research says have a beer after your next workout

by Tom Markiewicz on February 21, 2008

I’ve been known to have a beer or two after climbing, so it’s encouraging to read that I may not necessarily be hurting my fitness. New research suggests that beer may be a decent source of hydration after a workout. Researchers from Granada University in Spain published results from a recent study that tested the […]

Review of the climbing film Spray

by Tom Markiewicz on February 13, 2008

From the diary of a [newbie] rock climber, we get a great review of the premier of Spray: one thing that will strike you about this movie is the emphasized pairing of music with climbing problems. at times you feel like you are watching segmented 4 minute music videos. the pairings work mostly. there were […]

Climbing Video: Petzl RocTrip, Bishop, California

by Tom Markiewicz on February 13, 2008

Quick Sends – 2/11/08

by Tom Markiewicz on February 11, 2008

Gathering planned at Laurel Knob, North Carolina February 23-24, 2008 Adam Ondra climbs two 5.15s in a week James Pearson made the first ascent of The Groove (E10 7b [5.14c/d X]) Czech climbers Leopold Sulovsky and Josef Lukas climbed a new route up the West Face of Aconcagua Simon Anthamatten and Roger Schali break speed […]

Happy belated 3 year anniversary to the All Climbing blog

by Tom Markiewicz on February 1, 2008

I started writing All Climbing in January of 2005. At the time there were few, if any, actual climbing blogs. I don’t think any of those in existence back then are still writing. So, while it has been a lot of hard work, I’m proud to say All Climbing is still alive, kicking, and one […]