Disclaimer: This article is not meant to be a comprehensive how-to guide. It is simply what one climber learned after he was rained out too many days and decided to explore the world of woodys.The DreamThe thought of building a woody has floated through most climbers’ minds. When... Continue reading
Description: With only one week in the amazing Hueco Tanks i had to manage my energy/skin wisely. Fortunately many of the classic 8As at Hueco fit my style really well and i was able to put them down quick! Here are a few of my favorites from the trip. Power of Landjager The Ugh Tequila Sunrise Diaphanous Sea Loaded (Direct)
Description: Echo Chamber, Hueco Tanks, TX 5 stars #yielding
Watch as some of our sport's biggest names—Chris Sharma, Sasha Digiulian, Alex Megos, Patxi Usobiaga, and Rustam Gelmanov—swing by Sharma Climbing BCN to pull plastic and get stronger.Related:Learn to Train: A Complete Beginner's Guide to Climbing Training Continue reading
When I was new to climbing, Font 7A was a grade that I looked up to and thought 'one day.' It was a grade that heroes climbed and I'd only ever met a handful of people that had reached the mythical level. Once I had reached that level myself, I was chuffed and reflected that actually, it's a very achievable aim for people with some dedication and motivation.
Chris Hamper reminisces of Font trips old and new, and of the people who support him as he continues to climb in spite of Parkinson's disease. If you haven't read Chris' previous article 'Shaking Out - Climbing with Parkinson's' then it's well worth a read! I first went to Font about 40 years ago. Show More Summary
I downclimbed to the seam, backing off the crux roof again. Behind me, Mount Desert Island was serene, in contrast to my insides. A mounting forearm pump had my mind racing. The crux of Green Mountain Breakdown at the South Wall in Maine’s Acadia National Park seemed harder than its given 5.9+. The... Continue reading
Description: Well here it is, the last of all of the footage from Hueco! Such an amazing trip with many new and old friends! Thanks to everyone for the good times and good spots! Climbs in Order they appear: Theater of the Absurd v10 Wonder Hole Dyno v10
Description: It's aliiiiiiiiive! Jason In Hueco Land! Journey into the dark recesses of Hueco Tanks with FrictionLabs Pro and lifelong developer Jason Kehl-CryptoChild as he uncovers new 5 star lines and shares them with the world. Video and edit by Nathaniel Davison (Special thanks to the HTSP crew for their assistance and permission to shoot aerial footage in the park.)
Watch Jimmy Webb top out his latest projects, including the second ascent of Kintsugi (V15) in Red Rock and two Boulder Canyon V14s. Continue reading
A few years ago I was guiding a multi-pitch line in Red Rock Canyon. Before we launched off the ground, I showed the climbers that I was working with how to wrap up a cordellete.Their response?"Oh, it's a Codyball.""A what?" I responded."A Codyball," one of the climbers said. Show More Summary
Description: A few from "Free For All Valley" in Sierra Buttes, CA "Untz" : Subjected - SD 1
Description: Erin Ayla enjoys her first time to Hueco Tanks and Ian Cotter-Brown climbs ten double digit problems. Problems in the vid: The Wonder Dyno, Schwerer Gustov, Big Nose Milley, High Scream, Free Willy, King Cobra, Sex After Death, Mcbain, Dean's Journey, Theater of the Absurd, The Rhino, Barefoot on Sacred Ground, and The Feather.
The snow may be melting, but it'll soon be back, and with it the risk of avalanche. This article from Glenmore Lodge is a helpful reminder of how to make safe decisions in the mountains this winter.
Your compass is pointing in the wrong direction. You know it's not north. Indeed, it's nowhere near north.So what's up? Is it broken? Defective? What?The problem is that it's not pointing at "true north." Instead, it's pointing at "magnetic...Show More Summary
Description: Well, work... sometimes you just can't get all the vacation you want. Combine that with a little car trouble and there goes your one month long climbing trip. However, I was very happy to return to Colorado where I had done some bolting and exploring in the late 90ies. Show More Summary
Description: In the summer of 2015 some nice folks from THE ARC showed an Austrian stranger around San Jacinto... Paper Dragon, V10/11 - flash Soul Shine, V10 - flash Greenpeace Sit, V10 - flash The Depression, V10 Teflon, V10 Soul-Darkness,...Show More Summary
Description: Christmas 2016 - my first trip to Red Rocks. I was amazed by the setting and the versatility of the climbs. Unfortunately it rained a lot and I didn't get to climb as much as I wanted to... Featured climbs: Lethal Design,...Show More Summary