September 2008

Akito Matsushima repeats Memento (8C+/V16)

by Tom Markiewicz on September 22, 2008

Some breaking news – Twitter user @yozyozyoz from Tokyo reports to All Climbing that Japanese climber Akito Matsushima repeated Memento (8C+/V16).

Video of Chris Sharma bouldering in the Ozarks

by Tom Markiewicz on September 18, 2008

Following yesterday’s post on Chris Sharma sending Jumbo Love, I stumbled on a video of Sharma bouldering in the Ozarks (via

Announcing ClimbingVibe

by Tom Markiewicz on September 17, 2008

Today I’m announcing the launch of ClimbingVibe, a community driven links site for climbing, bouldering, and mountaineering related articles and blog posts. ClimbingVibe quickly lets you find the most relevant and interesting climbing content. When I started blogging on All Climbing, there were surprisingly few climbing blogs. Now there are hundreds and it’s tough to […]

Chris Sharma sends Jumbo Love (5.15b) at Clark Mountain

by Tom Markiewicz on September 17, 2008

Chris Sharma has sent his project at Clark Mountain called Jumbo Love, suggesting a rating of 5.15b and likely the hardest route he’s ever done. From Climbing Narcissist: Jumbo Love begins with 60 ft. of 5.12d climbing followed by 100 ft of steep and bouldery 5.14c. THEN you get to the hard part which is […]

Review of the Reel Rock Tour Premier

by Tom Markiewicz on September 11, 2008

You know you’re watching a great climbing film when your palms are sweating and you start trying to chalk up. Most of the films presented last night at the Reel Rock Tour gave me that reaction and I was pleasantly surprised. With so many trailers and clips floating around the Internet, I think I started […]

Reel Rock Tour kicks off this week

by Tom Markiewicz on September 8, 2008

The Reel Rock Tour kicks off in Boulder, Colorado this Wednesday. The third annual edition of the event will eventually hit over 80 cities to show climbing films including those from Sender Films and Big UP Productions. This year there is also a filmmaking competition, where anyone could submit their best three minute climbing film. […]

Angie Payne sends V12 in Rocky Mountain National Park

by Tom Markiewicz on September 5, 2008

Just starting to get caught up on a lot of news this morning, but apparently some great bouldering happened in Colorado very recently. Jamie Emerson reports that Angie Payne made the first female ascent of European Human Being (V12) in Rocky Mountain National Park. pimpin’ and crimpin’ has some additional photos of Angie on the […]

While the “top X” of anything can be heartily debated, take a look at this clip from The Top 20 Classic Boulder Problems of North America released last year by Flashed Climbing and Rock & Ice. Over 500 top climbers were asked to name the most classic boulder problems in North America. This is a […]