September 2009

Leslie Timms on Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

by Tom Markiewicz on September 23, 2009

Always good to keep in mind: In order to progress, you need to continually push your limits, both mentally and physically. I have always worked up the grades one letter at a time, sticking with the grade pyramid. Yet what is the worst that could happen if you push the bar and you get in […]

Layton Kor Fundraiser

by Tom Markiewicz on September 4, 2009

Donate to help with Layton Kor’s medical expenses for his kidney transplant and be entered to win a climb with pros including Steph Davis and Tommy Caldwell. Each $25 donation gives you a chance a winning one of five historic Kor climbs: Castleton Tower with Steph Davis, The Cruise with Jimmie Dunn, Kor’s Flake with […]

Quick Sends – 9/4/09

by Tom Markiewicz on September 4, 2009

Justin Edl established Home on the Range (5.14-) in Vedauwoo, Wyoming , likely one of the hardest cracks in the US. More info on Mountain Project. Phil Schaal Does 5th Ascent Of Jade (V15) Steve McClure repeats Hubble 13 year old summits Carstensz Pyramid Italian Climber Riccardo Cassin Dies at Age 100 Rock & Ice […]

How to Make a Tape Glove

by Tom Markiewicz on September 3, 2009

Chris Weidner describes in detail how to make a tape glove for crack climbing. Whether learning how to jam cracks or cruising 5.13 testpieces, tape gloves will prevent the back of your hands from turning into hamburger. Not only will this help you avoid needless suffering, it will allow you to climb exponentially more than […]

The Effects of a New Climbing Gym

by Tom Markiewicz on September 2, 2009

By now many of you have heard about the new climbing gym that opened in Boulder called Movement. What makes this interesting is Boulder, a city of about 100,000, now has four climbing gyms (Boulder Rock Club (BRC), The Spot, CATS, and Movement). While the concentration of climbers in Boulder is obviously quite high, I’ve […]

Climbing Video: Alex Puccio on Trice (v12)

by Tom Markiewicz on September 1, 2009

From Brian Solano‘s The Players, here’s a nicely shot sequence of Alex Puccio on Trice (v12) at Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado. Alex Puccio – Trice V12 from Brian Solano on Vimeo.