Climbing trip to South of France. I went with my family to the " Gorges du Loup " a Climbing area near Nice in the south of France.It was very hot in Europe and in this area the temperatures were higher then 30°C.Although it was very hot the tufas of the routes we planned to do in sector Deversé were wet.So we changed our plan and found some secret spots like "Grotte de L'iroquoi " , "Cayenne" and "secteur des pistonnés".
Managing poop can be dirty business. How can we make it cleaner and greener? As one who spends half the year working in the wood alone, I spend a great deal of my time thinking about things some might consider odd. Like the future of re-purposed plastics. Like biodegradable or compost-able plastic products. Like the validity of the composting and bio-degrading claims. Like the big-picture impact our recreating has on our immediate and greater environs. And even about poop. The business of managing poop is a tricky icky sticky one. Especially at the crag or on a...
A lot has happened Colorado in the last month and it's been great to be a part of it. There are many strong climbers in Colorado who have been climbing well and its been motivating to see. Alex Puccio and the Centuar V12, Brion Voges and almost everything in RMNP, Carlo Traversi representing with Jade and Aslan, Jimmy Webb doin' the same, Chris Webb Parsons, Angie Payne with No More Greener Grasses V12 sick!, Daniel Woods, Dave Graham, etc... the list is long!
Jordan Romero, in his attempt to be the youngest person to climb the tallest mountains on each of the 7 continents, recently completed his summit of Mt. Everest. Crina Coco Popescu is attempting to become the youngest female, at 15 years old, to complete the same journey. Kathy Portie of Big Bear Grizzly reports on the two young climbers and their face to face introduction.
Climbing on new boulders at Lincoln Lake. I've been quite successful in my climbing endeavors lately and I feel the need to say that my footwear has played a large part. It's amazing the power a new pair of shoes will lend to the rest of your body.