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More on finger injuries in climbing

by Tom Markiewicz on January 24, 2005

As a chronic sufferer of finger injuries, I’ve sought out the most effective ways of preventing injury while climbing. While I’ve read in numerous books about stretching the fingers and forearms, not much discussion has gone into the stretching of individual fingers. Most climbing training books advise to stretch the fingers as a group. From […]

Hand Injuries in Rock Climbing

by Tom Markiewicz on January 23, 2005

As a climber who has repeatedly suffered from finger and shoulder injuries, I’m always on the lookout for informative articles that allow me to understand the physiology of the body systems climbers are always pushing to the limits. It’s rare to find sport-specific information on hand and finger injuries. So, I was especially pleased when […]

Big Wall Climbing Guide from FISH

by Tom Markiewicz on January 22, 2005

FISH Products has a great intro to climbing big walls. Filled with attitude, this guide go through the basics from equipment to hooking to sneaky tricks of the trade.

Phoenix BoulderBlast

by Tom Markiewicz on January 22, 2005

Another upcoming event is the Phoenix BoulderBlast. Occurring this year on April 22-24, the event is billed as the world’s largest outdoor climbing festival and largest bouldering comp in the US. Formerly known as the Phoenix Bouldering Contest, this year will be the 22nd event and will be held at the Oak Flat Campground outside […]

Red Rocks Rendezvous Climbing Festival

by Tom Markiewicz on January 22, 2005

The 2005 Red Rocks Rendezvous was recently announced by its primary sponsor Mountain Gear. Held in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, is advertising clinics, gear demos, slide shows, and a pancake breakfast. Oh, and world-class climbing in Red Rocks! I’ve never been to this festival even though they […]