June 2008

Gear Review: the humangear capCAP

by Tom Markiewicz on June 19, 2008

With the recent Nalgene and BPA bottle scare, I decided to start replacing my collection of water bottles. To be honest, I hadn’t looked at bottles for a while. I like the standard lexan Nalgene wide-mouth bottles, so I just kept buying them when needed without even really looking at other options. I also know […]

Trailer for Perfecto

by Tom Markiewicz on June 14, 2008

The trailer for Perfecto, a Mike Call climbing video, showing deep water soloing in Mallorca, Spain coming Summer 2008 (via Get Outdoors and Climbing Narc):

Omega Pacific issues inspection notice for Link Cams

by Tom Markiewicz on June 13, 2008

Omega Pacific recently released a notice instructing owners of their Link Cams to look for a potential defect: In May 2008, we became aware of situations in which axle nuts were not properly and permanently fixed on the axle assemblies permitting the cams to potentially become disassembled. Upon receiving the units, our Quality Assurance department […]

How to train like Sonnie Trotter

by Tom Markiewicz on June 12, 2008

Here’s a good 8+ minute video showing how Sonnie Trotter trains in the climbing gym with an intense campus and hangboard workout (via TubeGuide).

Two Interviews with Jason Kehl

by Tom Markiewicz on June 12, 2008

The Southeastern Climbers Coalition as well as pimpin’ and crimpin’ have interesting interviews with Jason Kehl on their sites. Check them out.

Climbing a 5.12+ roof crack in Squamish

by Tom Markiewicz on June 11, 2008

Climbing video of a new 30 foot 5.12+ hand crack, My Little Pony, in Chekamus Canyon, Squamish, BC via the Backcountry Blog. There’s a part 2 coming and hopefully we’ll get to see the lead (and maybe some big whippers off that crack?)

Quick Sends – 6/11/08

by Tom Markiewicz on June 11, 2008

Sonnie Trotter repeats Dave MacLeod’s Rhapsody (E11/5.14c R) in Great Britain Hot Aches Productions writes about filming Rhapsody Tommy Caldwell frees Magic Mushroom (VI 5.14a) on El Cap in 20 hours and 2 minutes Results from the Bouldering World Cup in Vail, Colorado Dosage Vol. 5 world premiere review

Quick Sends – 6/4/08

by Tom Markiewicz on June 4, 2008

One of my favorite new climbing bloggers, RockClimberGirl, is featured in an interview on FrontRangeBouldering.com. Chris Sharma climbs new 9a+/5.15a in Spain Recap of the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival Steve McClure climbs new 9a+/5.15a in Yorkshire, U.K. Ueli Steck wins 2008 Eiger Award The Access Fund Climbing Preservation Grant applications are due June 15th Results of […]