Your gear is all packed and ready to go, the weekend beckons, the crag is calling. All that stands between you and the proj is your boss’s mood. Fill that time wisely with our weekly climbing news round up – starting with a big repeat of a Beth Rodden Yosemite classic! Lots of video today, pop in the headphones are look like you’re concentrating.
Whether it’s a low to the ground cave, or a big drop from a high ball problem, you’ll need a bouldering crash pad to stop injury. This is an exhaustive guide to everything you need to know about bouldering pads to buy the best climbing safety mat
Looking at the massive range of crash pads for bouldering beginners starting outside can be a daunting task. Today we’ll show you the very best beginner bouldering pads to buy in 2019 based on a simple set of rules.
Another line up of five things happening in climbing this week to liven up your friday 1 – Brand new Moon film with David Fitzgerald out now Moon climbing just dropped their new film Blocbuster yesterday, featuring half an hour of hard bouldering test pieces all around the world including Gneisbeißer 7C in Maltalal, Austria, […]
The ever growing popularity of Free Solo continues, with the film now in the short list of five to win the “Documentary Feature” Oscar in the 91st Academy Awards. This comes just after the film was showed in imax cinemas recently. Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi the film captures Alex Honnold on […]
Yes that’s right. Charles Albert doesn’t wear climbing shoes but has just topped out a boulder he proposes as being 9A or V17, which would be only the second grade at that level in the world if it is confirmed by others. Could this be the hard bouldering problem in Fontainebleau and worldwide? Grimper – […]
Your long awaited dose of Friday climbing bits is back for 2019! Bookmark us or follow on social media to keep up to date on this now regular feature and keep up on the latest in the climbing world every week 1 – Is sunscreen actually helping us? Rowan Jacobsen of Outside magazine has an […]
2018 has been a treat for climbers with the release of two of the biggest films in climbing history. “Free Solo” features Alex Honnold’s death-defying rope-less ascent of El Capitan via his own variation of the Freerider route. To anyone, the feat itself was easily accepted as a Herculean effort and the story of a […]
The US government shutdown – prompted by a “great negotiator” failing to negotiate – has so far seen a record 24 days where up to 800,000 government employees are not being paid. This has had a big knock-on effect on climbers, who have come out in droves to aid in the volunteer effort to keep […]
If you’ve just got your first pair of climbing shoes – for the love of God please read this before you experience the existential horror that is climbing shoe stank. Whether it’s you or a friend, everyone has a smelly shoe story. It’s like a tequila story but without the memory loss. It starts with […]