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Protect the Land

Protect the Land

Posted by: on May 4, 2016 | No Comments

Protecting our public lands has always been a tremendous cause, whether it be protecting them from disrespectful tourists to private interest groups trying to reap what they can for profit. And now more than ever we all need to get involved.

loving the patagonias

Posted by: on Dec 27, 2010 | No Comments

a beautiful look at the patagonias from steffen sailer

film night on the mountain

Posted by: on Dec 8, 2010 | One Comment

the mountainfilm festival is a four-day, six-senses experience of art, adventure, culture and the environment. it attracts filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers and explorers from around the world.

climbing with fido

Posted by: on Nov 22, 2010 | No Comments

when out climbing or working with your 4 legged best friend you want to make sure that strength-rated safety is a required feature of any product you are going to be using, so you reach for the doubleback harness. ruffwear has developed this strength-rated belay harness will open up areas that were previously difficult for dogs to access, while providing an increased level of safety, comfort, and convenience. a must for anyone looking to secure their pup on difficult climbs or belays.

rock and ice teaser

Posted by: on Nov 15, 2010 | No Comments

some truly amazing photos and preview of the rock and ice december issue, from falls in mongolia to cursed spires in colorado.

some unified bouldering

Posted by: on Oct 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

so i haven’t been able to climb that much recently, due to the all chaos that is “moving”. so i like to stay excited by watching some videos and thinking about all the home wall, new problems, indoor and outdoor climbing that will be just minutes away from me. but until that reality takes place i must commit to my mountain of boxes.

enjoy the video, these guys and girls are amazing. presented by eastern mountain sports and the north face, the 2010 tour championships were won by ethan pringle and alex johnson and featured awesome performances by the top names in climbing.

re.use the green guru

Posted by: on Oct 5, 2010 | No Comments

the greenguru chalk bags utilize a unique piece of recycled highway billboard and recycled climbing rope, which means the color and design will be different for each bag giving you something completely unique in its own. you can request preferred colors but it could also just come down to luck of the draw, but they will try to match your request as close as possible.

i find the bags to be stylish but not over done. they are a mix of durable recycled materials such as cotton fabric, fleece, bike inner tube rubber and climbing rope. the $27 and $21 price mark is a bit steep for a dirt bag climber, but the unique personal bag and a step towards being a greener human is well worth the cost.

towering above the rest

Posted by: on Sep 19, 2010 | No Comments

the town of groningen, in the netherlands boasts of highest free standing climbing wall in the world…well actually a tower. this massive freestanding tower is specifically located at klimcentrum bjoeks, the curved climbing tower is 37 metres tall including a plateau and known as “the excalibur“. the north east wall is a long slab, here are some some easy routes might start from 5b-6a. but the southwest wall is pretty heavy overhanging, very long-term routes. you will find in most cases 6c-7c on overhang and seems to require a lot more physical shape along with technical knowhow. all of the walls which are just as beautiful as excalibur and the holds in klimcentrum bjoeks were built by polsar climbing elements.

check out a more in depth post from ukclimbing.com. photos are property of alan james, thank you for letting us share these.

chalk less climbing

Posted by: on Sep 18, 2010 | One Comment

not completely sold on this yet but i like the idea. i picked one of these metolius eco ball up recently and i must say its nice to not worry about chalk everywhere but the feeling it leaves my hands is less then desired. the drying agent in this eco ball works for some and others it bothers. understanding it requires a strong drying agent, i would like to see levels of the drying agent from mild to spicy. until then i will use only my eco ball where the rocks/holds ask to leave no trace and then stick with the chalk indoors until we get something a little less aggressive in the drying dept.

as it happens

Posted by: on Sep 17, 2010 | No Comments

“as it happens” seems to be the theme currently running our lives while trying to maintain a balance of daily activities vs the activities we love to do and now protruding into other aspects of my life with trying to make a major move.

sooooo….i hope this week has been good to you and would like to offer you a beautiful video to carry you through this friday into the weekend and hopefully onto the rock. this wonderful piece was created by renan ozturk, more of his videos can be seen on his site or his profile on vimeo. enjoy your weekend, enjoy some mountains.