Monthly Archives: July 2011
I grew up in Iowa and did a good chunk of my early climbing there so this video caught my eye: Midwest Unknown by Rock Warrior Films. I’ve climbed at most of the areas in this video, particularly Devils Lake … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago we had an amazing time taking a large group of vacationing Amish out climbing. They took to climbing like pure naturals and had a great energy and spirit about it that was inspiring. Our local newspaper … Continue reading
Putting in new routes always carries certain challenges and obstacles, which is part of the allure for route developers like myself. New routing offers and adventuresome break from the day-to-day clipping of bolts or reading of topos for established routes. … Continue reading
From Rock and Ice’s Alison Osisus, Fighting the Good Fight: Against Ourselves This is a great read and an important one to remind all of us about how we shouldn’t let our guard down when climbing. Climbers tend to get … Continue reading
I really enjoyed this article, Low Hanging Fruit, by Andrew Bisharat about climbing in Venezuela and a climber/farmer/good guy named Jose Miranda. I had the great pleasure of meeting Jose when he lived in the Roaring Fork Valley and climbed … Continue reading
Great video of some pretty rad crack climbing in Italy. Enjoy! The doors – Cadarese from RAGNI DI LECCO on Vimeo.
Halfway up the pitch, I fruitlessly shook my lactate-filled arms, perplexed by the chalk a long reach away in the opposite direction of where I found myself perched. Chris swore the pitch was 10+, but now I heard a faint … Continue reading