April 2008

Want to be sponsored?

by Tom Markiewicz on April 23, 2008

Want to be sponsored by an outdoor equipment manufacturer? GoPro is accepting sponsorship applications for 2008. GoPro outfits top amateur athletes with its wearable digital video cameras. They appear to be focused on racing sports, but why not climbing? I could see attaching a small camera to a helmet while climbing… I doubt the footage […]

Quick Sends – 4/22/08

by Tom Markiewicz on April 22, 2008

Daniel Woods finished third in the first bouldering World Cup of 2008 in Austria. Steph Davis sends testpiece Concepcion near Moab, Utah. Dave Graham completes V15 at Fontainebleau, France (via Joost). Dave Macleod to highlight the 15th Annual International Climbers Festival in Lander, Wyoming. Everest film by David Breashears to air on PBS uesday, May […]

La Sportiva’s new Miura VS coming soon

by Tom Markiewicz on April 22, 2008

I cannot wait to get my hands on a pair of the new La Sportiva Miura VS velcro shoes. The lace-up Miura’s have been my shoe of choice for the past several years, so I’m eager to see how a velcro version stacks up. I’m encouraged by the product description: Velcro lace up version of […]

Video of Lauren Lee on Captain Fantastic (5.13c) in the Virgin River Gorge: (via La Sportiva and Momentum VM)

Red Rock Rendezvous Review

by Tom Markiewicz on April 9, 2008

The Backcountry Blog has an insightful and partially negative view of the recent Red Rock Rendezvous. As it turns out, being a pro climber does not necessarily make you a great instructor. It does make you an excellent advertiser though, and it was clearly conveyed what company makes the best equipment. While the author didn’t […]

Another climbing gym in Boulder?

by Tom Markiewicz on April 9, 2008

The ClimbingNarc reports that a new climbing gym is coming to Boulder. Why is this news? There’s already three good sized gyms in Boulder already. But as I found out in my trip to Boulder a couple weeks ago, everyone you meet there is a climber. I’d love to see actual numbers on what percentage […]