Photos: 2010 Earth Treks – Roc Comp

The Earth Treks Roc Comp in Timonium, MD featured climbers like Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Alex Puccio, Vasya Varotnikov, Alex Johnson, Lisa Rands, and Chris Sharma.

Action Direct is done!!!…

Have you ever heard about ROTPUNKT?! Or REDPOINT? On these rocks the local climbers(Mr.Kurt Albert above all) were use to paint a red dot on every route they were able to climb with no falls!…


Does Your Climbing Rope Need a Middle Mark?

Two of the most common questions from climbers about climbing ropes are: Why do I need a middle mark on my rope? and How do I mark the middle of my rope?

Firefight, 8B, by Malc Smith

Malcolm Smith has added yet another hard problem at the Dumbarton boulders. Firefight, 8B, climbs the Pressure cave, then links into and finishes up Firestarter, 8A. Full story on the Stone country blog.

Alain Robert: ‘French Spiderman’ on his death-defying stunts

“Daredevil,” “brave,” “nutter” — these are some of the descriptions usually applied to Alain Robert, the legendary urban climber. Robert has made his name by risking his life to scale some of the world’s highest landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and Taipei 101.

Sweden’s first 8B+

If confirmed, it’s the hardest problem in Sweden, and a contender for the top spot in Scandinavia. Congrats Stefan! Great effort!

Another 9a 2nd ascent by Iker Pou

Iker Pou has made the 2nd ascent of Il Domani, 9a, at Baltzola, a mega resistance route according to him.


Montagu Rock Rally

2010 Montagu Rock Rally Report

At 8h00 the hooter blasted and about 70 climbers headed off. The fancy dress was great! From rave bunnies to superheroes to some odd looking men in bowler hats and ski tights. The weather was perfect, a few bikinis were even spied in Badkloof.

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Climbing the Chess Pieces

Until recently, this area has seen remarkably little development, despite its attractions: rock of Cederberg-like quality, a great setting, its proximity to Cape Town (this reducing the travel carbon footprint) and a reasonable walk-in distance of about 3 hours. The only real draw-back is that little or no water may be available in the dry […]

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Steve & Angie’s Very Official Travelogue

Follow expat Steve Bradshaw and his wife Angie on their travels around Bishop, the Buttermilks and an interesting time with a boat out of water.