Climbing News

Climbing Video: Erik Weihenmayer Climbs The Naked Edge

by Tom Markiewicz on December 20, 2009

Blind climber Erik Weihenmayer, climbs Eldorado Canyon’s The Naked Edge to benefit the Access Fund in this incredibly inspiring video. (via Colorado MoJo, Prana)

Chris Sharma Sends Neanderthal

by Tom Markiewicz on December 19, 2009

Chris Sharma sent Neanderthal, a possible 5.15b (9b), in the Santa Linya cave, Spain. Seen in Dosage V, Neanderthal follows a long and sustained 40 meter line with a hard dyno near the top of the wall. (via ClimbingNarc, Dead Point, 9b)

Quick Sends – 10/09/10

by Tom Markiewicz on October 9, 2009

Reports from Hounds Ears – Five Ten blog, Rock & Ice, Climbing Narc UKClimbing has an extensive overview of Yosemite climbing. Dead Point Magazine interviews Big Up Productions. Tommy Caldwell and Jeremy Collins win the fourth annual 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell in Arkansas.

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 […]

Reel Rock Film Tour Info and Trailer

by Tom Markiewicz on August 24, 2009

In just a couple weeks, the 2009 Reel Rock Film Tour will kick off in Boulder on September 10. There are two main attractions for this fourth installment of the tour. Big UP will present Progression featuring Chris Sharma, Kevin Jorgeson, and Tommy Caldwell. Sender Films and Nat Geo Adventure Channel will preview First Ascent: […]

Craig Luebben Dies Climbing in the Cascades

by Tom Markiewicz on August 10, 2009

In what’s proving to be a sad year of climbing-related deaths, the well-respected climbing author Craig Luebben died yesterday in Washingtonā??s Cascade Range by falling ice. I’ve always enjoyed his writing and this is sad loss for the climbing community. My condolences go out to the family. Peter Beal also points us to an excellent […]

John Bachar Died in Soloing Accident

by Tom Markiewicz on July 6, 2009

Sad news in the climbing world. Climbing legend John Bachar, age 51, was found at the base of the Dike Wall in Mammoth Lakes, California yesterday. There are not many details at this point, but it’s presumed that he was free soloing. The Dike Wall is a beautiful cliff of pristine granite situated at 9,000ft […]

Quick Sends – 6/26/09

by Tom Markiewicz on June 26, 2009

The Access Fund signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Park Service (NPS) outlining a relationship between climbers and the NPS. Nalle Hukkataival is in Colorado sending Jade (V15) and establishing a new V13 called Sunseeker. Adam Ondra repeats Alex Huber’s Om (5.14d) at Endstal, Germany. Om sat unrepeated for 17 years after Huberā??s […]

Quick Sends – 6/12/09

by Tom Markiewicz on June 12, 2009

Search for missing climber Micah Dash is called off due to bad weather. Collection of video tributes to Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson and the link to donate to the search fund. The Spot Gym is holding a fundraiser for the The Search Fund on Tuesday, June 16th in Boulder. More details on […]

Chris Sharma writes on his blog at MVM that he’s sent a new 9a+/5.15a project in Oliana, Spain called Pachamama. His description of the route: Pachamama is a blue wall just to the right of my other route Papichulo 9a+. Its 50m long and very pumpy and psychological. Read the full post at MVM for […]

Quick Sends – 5/22/09

by Tom Markiewicz on May 22, 2009

Climbing Magazine reports that Toni Lamprecht has climbed a new limestone sport climb, Jaws 11, at Kochel in Southern Germany that heā??s graded mid-5.15. Ueli Steck comes close to an El Cap onsight with Golden Gate (5.13b, 41 pitches). ClimbingNarc interviews Shawn Diamond and pimpin and crimpin interviews Phil Schaal. The CragBaby provides a trip […]