The Outdoor Parent Blog

by Tom Markiewicz on May 5, 2009

Fitz Cahall of The Dirtbag Diaries recently launched a new site called The Outdoor Parent. The Outdoor Parent is a collection of surfers, climbers and skiers who have embarked the greatest adventure — parenthood — and lived to tell about it. Stories, perspective and reflections on parenting, children and the outdoor lifestyle. As I recently […]

Climbing Hold Reviews

by Tom Markiewicz on January 20, 2009

If you have your own home climbing wall or run a climbing gym, you should definitely take a look at the Climbing Hold Review blog. I recently stumbled on this site and was impressed by the depth of each review. Each has a video of their hold testing along with suggested uses for your climbing […]

What Climbing Area Are You Writing About?

by Tom Markiewicz on December 10, 2008

In the past I’ve occasionally made pleas to climbing bloggers for various pet-peeves, so long time readers should find my new one none too surprising. As more climbing blogs proliferate, one thing driving me nuts is how so many posts are written on trip reports, climbing areas, and photos with no mention of the actual […]

Happy belated 3 year anniversary to the All Climbing blog

by Tom Markiewicz on February 1, 2008

I started writing All Climbing in January of 2005. At the time there were few, if any, actual climbing blogs. I don’t think any of those in existence back then are still writing. So, while it has been a lot of hard work, I’m proud to say All Climbing is still alive, kicking, and one […]

New comments system added

by Tom Markiewicz on November 10, 2007

I added a new comment system for this blog today by Intense Debate. I’ve been following their innovative commenting system across a few different sites now and I’ve been really impressed with how it works. Here are a few of the new benefits readers of All Climbing will now see: The Intense Debate comment system […] pro blogs follow up

by Tom Markiewicz on September 9, 2007

Just a follow-up to my last post on’s pro blogs. Apparently, I’m not the only one complaining about this. After some comments and doing some more research, here are a couple additional opinions on the topic: Climbing Narcissist Are we being nit-picky on the subject of regular updates and RSS feeds? Maybe, but […]

Climbing Magazine’s pro blogs aren’t

by Tom Markiewicz on September 7, 2007

There’s a collection of what are called pro blogs on Climbing Magazine’s web site. Despite the fact that they have some great climbing names writing (Dave Graham, the late Michael Reardon, Josune Bereziartu, Ethan Pringle, and Freddie Wilkinson), the problem is that they’re not really blogs as we know them today. Blogs are more than […]

Small change to Climbing Blog Focus series

by Tom Markiewicz on August 14, 2007

I’m announcing a little bit of a change on All Climbing’s newest series – Climbing Blog Focus. In addition to my own climbing blog surfing, many bloggers have contacted me to include their blogs as well. To be honest, I have now found so many I don’t think I can do them justice in the […]

Climbing Blog Focus: Climbing Narcissist

by Tom Markiewicz on August 13, 2007

The Climbing Narcissist has been on a blogging tear since starting his blog in February. Delivering heavy does of climbing news and opinion, I love the liberal addition of excellent climbing videos. For a sample of the quality posts, check out this one on bouldering impacts in Rocky Mountain National Park. My only suggestion for […]

Climbing Blog Focus – Bivouac Blog

by Tom Markiewicz on June 27, 2007

Today’s climbing blog is the Bivouac Blog by Anne Skidmore. I found Anne‘s blog while looking at some climbing art done by Emilie Lee. Check out Emilie’s work – it’s amazing. Anne’s blog is pretty new so let’s hope she keeps posting on more New England climbing topics.

Climbing Blog Focus – Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line

by Tom Markiewicz on June 21, 2007

I’m starting off the new series with a blog that’s not quite pure climbing, but one from a company all climbers are familiar with – Patagonia. The Cleanest Line is described by the company as a weblog for the employees, friends and customers of the outdoor clothing company Patagonia. The Cleanest Line has a heavy […]

Climbing Blog Focus

by Tom Markiewicz on June 20, 2007

I’m starting a new regular series of posts here at All Climbing called Climbing Blog Focus. It’s something I wanted to start last year, but wasn’t able to really get it going as there were so few real climbing blogs (especially ones updated regularly). Finally, it appears that there are more and more dedicated climbing […]