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Looking for Climbers on Twitter?

by Tom Markiewicz on December 9, 2008

I was recently trying to compile a list of climbers with accounts on Twitter, but found out Rock Climber Girl beat me to it! Luckily, I barely started my list so I’m currently helping edit and maintain her list of climbers who use Twitter. If you use Twitter, please check the wiki and if you’re […]

Climb like Dean Potter ad

by Tom Markiewicz on June 22, 2006

This is pretty funny – a humorous take on the Dean Potter climbing Delicate Arch controversy. Climb like Dean – but without all of the controversy. Build a full-size Delicate Arch climbing wall in your own back yard – plans included! This blueprint is an actual public service ad (PDF link) from the National Parks […]

New climbing blogs – The Climbing

by Tom Markiewicz on June 22, 2006

I’m finally starting to see an increase in the number of climbing blogs being created. For a while, there was a surprising few climbing blogs while there were many web sites dedicated to climbing. This post is the first in a series that will highlight new climbing blogs. If you have a blog dedicated to […]

Eric Horst’s Performance Training blog

by Tom Markiewicz on January 4, 2006

Eric Horst has a great blog hosted on the MountainZone.com conglomerate. Not sure how I missed this as Eric has blog archives dating to last May. I probably missed it because it is on the MountainZone site. Nothing against them, but I’ve never been a big fan of these all-in-one outdoor sports sites. Just my […]

Rock climbing games

by Tom Markiewicz on December 30, 2005

From this blog’s “I never knew these existed” category, BoardGameGeek has a listing of games with a rock climbing theme. I especially like Rock Jocks.

Pod Climber

by Tom Markiewicz on August 25, 2005

I was pointed to a climbing podcast site called Pod Climber (via Wired Nut). Pod Climber looks like an interesting resource, but I really wish I understood the attraction of podcasts. I’ve written about podcasts on my other blog and still, months later, I have no desire to use them. It probably stems from the […]

Mid-Atlantic Climbing Blog

by Tom Markiewicz on August 23, 2005

Check out a new blog for climbing in the Mid Atlantic region – Wired Nut. I’ve known the author for a while and can tell you he’s a strong climber and quite knowledgeable. Wired Nut is sure to be a good resource. Let’s hope he keeps at it and continue to post some more of […]

eBay for outdoor enthusiasts

by Tom Markiewicz on July 29, 2005

I was recently pointed to a site called GearTrade that looks like a promising alternative to the big (and sometime pricey) auction sites like eBay. Some of the unique advantages include no listing fees and long term listings (year-long). Right now there is little climbing gear, but the potential is there. As the site gets […]

Not sure how this site will turn out, but MSN Travel will be covering every aspect of Ed Viesturs‘ attempt on Annapurna without oxygen. Viesturs’ 20 year quest to be the first American to summit all 14 8,000 meter peaks without oxygen will be complete with success on Annapurna.

Rock Climbing A to Z series

by Tom Markiewicz on March 31, 2005

Shady Goings On has started a nice series of posts entitled Rock Climbing A to Z with the first on N for nuts.

Blog of the day

by Tom Markiewicz on March 30, 2005

I just saw that All Climbing was posted as the “blog of the day”. Any publicity, no matter how small or large is welcome. Thanks!

Conrad Anker

by Tom Markiewicz on February 23, 2005

Gadling has a post pointing out Conrad Anker’s site. If you haven’t visited, it’s definitely worth checking out. An accomplished alpinist, Conrad is also on the board of directors of The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation (ALCF). A worthwhile cause, the ALCF was started in memory of Alex Lowe. I was fortunate to have seen a […]