Climbing Video: The 9 Rules of Rock Climbing from TED

November 10, 2009

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Interesting video from TED showing how lessons learned in rock climbing apply to daily life.


Medical Professionals Treating Climbing Injuries

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, […]


Will Gadd on Training for Climbing

October 9, 2009

Will Gadd on general fitness and weight training versus climbing specific training: I’m going to get real blunt here: If you want to be a better climber then damn well go climbing. Especially a better rock climber. I would bet any amount of money that if a person spent, say, 20 hours a week training […]


Quick Sends – 10/09/10

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.


Climbing Gear Review Roundup – 10/8/09

October 8, 2009

Black Diamond Livewire Quickdraw – Water Stone Outdoors Progression – Climbing Magazine Petzl Reverso 3 belay device, Mountain Hardwear Runout climbing pants, Mammut Infinity 9.5mm rope, Black Diamond C3 cams – The Mountain World La Sportiva Speedsters – straight outta bedlam SuperTopo Guides To Zion and Tuolumne – Climbing Narc Five Ten Team rock shoes […]


Leslie Timms on Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

September 23, 2009

Always good to keep in mind: In order to progress, you need to continually push your limits, both mentally and physically. I have always worked up the grades one letter at a time, sticking with the grade pyramid. Yet what is the worst that could happen if you push the bar and you get in […]


Layton Kor Fundraiser

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

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 […]


How to Make a Tape Glove

September 3, 2009

Chris Weidner describes in detail how to make a tape glove for crack climbing. Whether learning how to jam cracks or cruising 5.13 testpieces, tape gloves will prevent the back of your hands from turning into hamburger. Not only will this help you avoid needless suffering, it will allow you to climb exponentially more than […]


The Effects of a New Climbing Gym

September 2, 2009

By now many of you have heard about the new climbing gym that opened in Boulder called Movement. What makes this interesting is Boulder, a city of about 100,000, now has four climbing gyms (Boulder Rock Club (BRC), The Spot, CATS, and Movement). While the concentration of climbers in Boulder is obviously quite high, I’ve […]


Climbing Video: Alex Puccio on Trice (v12)

September 1, 2009

From Brian Solano‘s The Players, here’s a nicely shot sequence of Alex Puccio on Trice (v12) at Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado. Alex Puccio – Trice V12 from Brian Solano on Vimeo.


Climbing Video: Alex Honnold in Tuolumne

August 26, 2009

Excellent footage of Alex Honnold climbing in Tuolumne Meadows shot by Tim Kemple. Honnold in Tuolumne from Tim Kemple on Vimeo.