I have just recently gotten over a shoulder injury, after lots of training to get it strong again I am finally climbing hard again. Before my shoulder injury, I had my sights set on Mandala (V12), in Bishop Ca. I came very close to sending the climb but failed to do so. I fell on the second to last move grabbing the left hand crimp, before the top of the beautiful prow. Now that I look back at what I had done wrong, I realize that i was doing the move differently than what most people...
Check out this video of Atle Dahl base jumping off Kjerag for the filming of a commercial.
The Second of our Expedition reports came direct from my pen. The drive was long, so very very long, and after 4 days we were all eager to know what we had come so far for... our first taste. After finishing our rather long drive, and getting our first glimpse of rock, we pulled into an amazingly shady spot on the back side of a giant brown rocky castle. Piero obviously knew of this spot from previous journeys as he came directly here, no detours or backtracks, simply straight to the point.
Update #2 from Ethan on our trip to Yangshuo, China. Hello fivetenies! Today marks the two-week countdown to the end of our trip to Yangshuo, China. The trip so far has had some ups and downs, some peaks and troughs, some highs and lows, as all trips do. The one thing that has stuck in the forefront of our collective consciousness is that the climbing here is really, really good.
December in Britain can be dreary! With flights at a mere £100 and a forecast of a sunny 20 degrees Gran Canaria looked appealing. A family holiday with a beach priority but enough rock to keep insanity at bay. However, we were met by some of the worst weather on Gran Canaria in years, torrential rain and gale force winds. Schools were closed and buildings were blown down. In true British style I opted to climb on this day!
Within the indoor competitive climbing world, last Saturday night was one to remember. After a long week as Chief Setter, the rewarding crowd and electrifying atmosphere were very much welcomed. Check out this video from Dark Horse Series: Round 2.