November 2009

Extending Cam Slings

by Tom Markiewicz on November 29, 2009

Kolin Powick from Black Diamond posted another excellent gear testing article, this time on the different methods of extending slings on cam placements. He illustrates the three common methods he uses (same as mine) and then examines a sling-on-sling approach he thought was dicey. The sling-on-sling method of extending a cam sling does save the […]

Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-11-29

by Tom Markiewicz on November 29, 2009

RT @AlpineInstitute Lynn Hill: Visualization and Patience http://tiny.cc/ehA2U #climb # The velcro on my Miuras are not sticking anymore. Anyone have suggestions for cleaning/repairing velcro on climbing shoes? #climb # Matt Wilder making Midnight Lightning look easy http://bit.ly/07MWejO #climb (via @MetoliusClimb) # Disciples of Gill: New film chronicles climbing innovators #climb http://bit.ly/6G7eO3 (via @dailycamera) # […]

Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-11-22

by Tom Markiewicz on November 22, 2009

Bouldering in Ohio http://bit.ly/aQL2Z #climb #bouldering # The Sin of Sponsorship http://tinyurl.com/yg8f5n8 #climb (via @clmbmore, @lstefurak) # Conrad Anker climbing on Eldorado Canyon's famed Naked Edge http://ow.ly/D4XC #climb (via @BlackDiamondUSA) # Top 5 Rocky Mountain National Park Ice Climbs #climb http://is.gd/4XksT (@via @RMNP4MS, @jennfields) # Climbers Find Relics Where Archaeologists Can’t! http://bit.ly/22K2ym #climb (via @Sierratp) […]

Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-11-15

by Tom Markiewicz on November 15, 2009

Sunburn in the mountains http://bit.ly/JOCU7 #climb #mountaineering # RT @Smart_Climbing explaining why graded exposure works better than flooding for falling off practice http://bit.ly/3MCAZI #climb # Win An Access Fund Holiday Pack http://bit.ly/2ABvuF #climb (via @climbingnarc) # How Big Is Your Rack? new post by Kelly Cordes http://bit.ly/4weVxl #climb (via @lstefurak) # RT @splitterchoss The How […]

Climbing Video: The 9 Rules of Rock Climbing from TED

by Tom Markiewicz on November 10, 2009

Interesting video from TED showing how lessons learned in rock climbing apply to daily life.

Medical Professionals Treating Climbing Injuries

by Tom Markiewicz on November 3, 2009

The most sustained commenting I see on posts here are those related to climbing injuries. There’s also been increased activity on my post from February where I described my A2 pulley injury and the steps I began to recover. Many of the comments from other climbers related to their injury, how they’ve been treating it, […]