January 2009

Climbing Training Plan for 2009

by Tom Markiewicz on January 7, 2009

Over the years, I think I’ve read almost every book on training for climbing. Always looking for that missing element to my training plans or that hidden technique I never knew existed. Obviously, there never has been a magic bullet, though many books would have you believe so (although I do recommend Training for Climbing). […]

Climbing Video: Free Soloing in Siberia Stolby Style

by Tom Markiewicz on January 6, 2009

Jonathan Thesenga and Brittany Griffith visit the climbing at Stolby, a central Siberian nature reserve, where all the locals free solo – many barefoot and with homemade rubber climbing shoes. Watching dozens of people simultaneously soloing these routes is amazing and frightening at the same time. Check it out: (via @sudarkoff)

Adam Ondra Repeats “Roby in the Sky” (9a)

by Tom Markiewicz on January 5, 2009

Adam Ondra sends the first repeat of Francois Legrand’s, “Roby in the Sky” rated 9a, in the Calanques outside Marseilles, France. (via Czech Climbing and 8a.nu)

Andy Kirkpatrick Blogs and Twitters His Eiger Climb

by Tom Markiewicz on January 5, 2009

In what is truly a great example of using new media tools for expedition reporting, Andy Kirkpatrick is blogging and posting updates to Twitter on his solo ascent of the North Face of the Eiger. Unfortunately, as of yesterday, it looks like he is retreating: Starting this morning I put my solo belay device upside […]

End of Year 2008 Reviews by UKClimbing.com

by Tom Markiewicz on January 4, 2009

UKClimbing.com has written up a series of posts looking at the past year in the following climbing disciplines: bouldering, sport climbing, female achievements, trad climbing, and alpine.

Top Posts on All Climbing for 2008

by Tom Markiewicz on January 3, 2009

I know we’re a few days into 2009, but what better way to start the year off than to do a little retrospective of the top posts written on All Climbing during 2008. Last year was great and thanks for all your support in reading the All Climbing blog. These posts are the most popular […]

Stewart Green writes up an excellent and detailed analysis of a climbing accident at the Garden of the Gods, Colorado. Apparently there were two sets of anchors at the top of The Practice Slab, an 80-foot sandstone slab route on South Gateway Rock, but the climber used the older set. This climber, however, disregarded the […]

Top Posts on All Climbing from Dec 2008

by Administrator on January 1, 2009

Too many blog posts to handle? If you missed out on a popular post on All Climbing from last month, here’s a quick digest of the top posts that you may want to check out: Looking for Climbers on Twitter? Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 in Featured I was recently trying to compile a […]