July 2008

Top ten reasons to rock climb with girls

by Tom Markiewicz on July 30, 2008

Today we have a guest post from Sara Lingafelter who writes at the climbing blog RockClimberGirl.com. Top ten reasons to rock climb with girls: 1. Some of us have nice thin (but strong!) forearms, itty bitty wrists and long fingers; perfect for cleaning stuck nuts and walked cams. I rescued a blue Camalot on a […]

New England Ropes recalls two Maxim ropes

by Tom Markiewicz on July 30, 2008

I just received an email from an old climbing partner directing me to an announcement on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission site stating that New England Ropes is recalling two types of their ropes. The company says the reason for the recall is the ropes “may not pass the required 5 falls, and may […]

Gear Review: Evolv Optimus climbing shoes

by Tom Markiewicz on July 24, 2008

I’ve been looking for a new climbing shoe for a while that was either a velcro or a slipper for mostly quick on/off while bouldering. I currently climb with La Sportiva Miura’s for just about all routes and I absolutely love them. They have the best fit and performance of any climbing show I’ve worn. […]

Coming soon on All Climbing

by Tom Markiewicz on July 17, 2008

Lots of things have been in the works over the past couple months thus the lighter posting schedule. So I just wanted to whet everyone’s appetite on some upcoming posts. More gear reviews will be coming including an upcoming review of the new Evolv Optimus slippers. I just got a pair of these and have […]

Climbing Video: How Organic makes crashpads

by Tom Markiewicz on July 4, 2008

Here are two interesting videos from bouldering crash pad maker Organic on how they design and make their crashpads. (via Organic and B3bouldering)

Quick Sends – 7/3/08

by Tom Markiewicz on July 3, 2008

Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama set new speed record on the Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite Results of the lead-climbing competition in China Yosemite Museum at Yosemite National Park is featuring new exhibit dedicated to rock climbing Bill to ban bisphenol-A (BPA) was introduced to Congress Nau purchased and re-opend by Horny Toad