April 2009

Review of Rocky Mountain Highball

by Tom Markiewicz on April 28, 2009

When I saw the premier of Pure back in February, I mentioned in the notes about the trailer for Rocky Mountain Highball. At the time, I was really disappointed since the premier was scheduled for April 27, the due date for my daughter. Well, it turns out one of the side benefits of her being […]

All Climbing Creates Climbing Video Network

by Tom Markiewicz on April 27, 2009

Most climbers absolutely love watching climbing videos on the web and climbing bloggers try to oblige by curating and promoting the best ones we find. In order to make it even easier to find and watch great climbing videos, All Climbing has partnered with Force5 to create a video channel network on our site. You […]

The U.S. Interior Department announced that Rocky Mountain National Park will receive $2.7 million (of the $20+ million requested) to repair trails, roads, and sewer systems as part of the federal stimulus bill. The money the park receives is part of the $750 million federal package to improve the national park system. A full list […]

Black Diamond Tests Catching Falls on Rope-Worn Biners

by Tom Markiewicz on April 23, 2009

Kolin Powick of Black Diamond tests what happens when catching falls through rope-worn biners. It‚??s not the ultimate strength of a rope-worn biner that makes me the most nervous; it‚??s the risk of cutting a rope. As the biners get grooved or ‚??trenched‚?Ě from rope wear, a sharp edge begins to form on the sides‚??and […]

Review: Go Fast Sports Energy Drinks

by Tom Markiewicz on April 17, 2009

This obviously isn’t a food blog, but the good folks at Go Fast Sports recently dropped off some samples. Since many climbers love their energy drinks, I thought a review would be welcome. While they mainly distribute in the Rocky Mountain region, Colorado based Go Fast appears to be aggressively expanding. Their main pitch over […]

Dead Point Magazine Launches Climbing Videos in High Def

by Tom Markiewicz on April 15, 2009

ClimbingNarc reports that Dead Point Magazine released its 4th issue and added a new feature to their site called DPM HDTV. Currently there’s only two videos on the site, but they’re high quality and quite good. Hopefully Dead Point will continue to post more of these high quality videos on a regular basis.

Gunks Cliff Closure

by Tom Markiewicz on April 8, 2009

News on the Gunks from SuperTopo: In Gardiner, New York, five pieces of land abutting the Mohonk Preserve are now closed. Accordingly, roughly 1700 feet of the Millbrook Ridge Trail has been rerouted off private land. Also, approximately 900 feet of cliff face in the Bayards and the Near Trapps is closed, including today‚??s closure […]

How to Fit a Backpack

by Tom Markiewicz on April 7, 2009

Gregory Mountain Products founder, Wayne Gregory, discusses how to fit a pack. In the video, Gregory states “people don’t buy packs to fit their bodies, they buy packs to dump their gear in.” He then proceeds to show the better way of fitting packs. (via Trailspace)

Climbing Gear Review Roundup – 4/6/09

by Tom Markiewicz on April 6, 2009

Dream in Vertical looks at the Petzl Reverso3 and the Black Diamond C3′s. The Adventure Blog reviews two books: Clyde Soles’ Training for Peak Performance and Expedition Planning. Haven’t read enough about Pure? straight outta bedlam reviews Chick Fryberger’s film. GearFlogger reviews the La Sportiva Olympus Mons mountaineering boots and the PMI 7mm cordellete with […]

Mike Libecki on a Love Affair with Gravity

by Tom Markiewicz on April 5, 2009

Mike Libecki writes: I have a love-hate relationship with gravity, mostly love, of course. Gravity is my friend as well as my foe, mostly friend, of course. Without both the good and bad, negative and positive, a beautiful, healthy relationship is just not possible. Without the possibility of being blown off a huge rock-wall by […]

via @andrewhyde and VideoClimb.com

Top Posts on All Climbing from Mar 2009

by Administrator on April 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: The Future of Technology and Climbing – Part 1 Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2009 in Climbing Late last year […]