TIPS FROM THE CZAR #1: An Introduction Hello Five Ten World!!! My name is Max Zolotukhin (AKA the Climbing Czar) and I will be using this space a little differently then most athletes... I'd like to use my Five Ten Blog platform as an advice column of sorts....I'm calling it TIPS FROM THE CZAR. I will be posting little tidbits here regularly about topics such as Route Setting, Ethics, Grades, etc...hope you like it!
The forecast for the North Wales area is RAIN with intermittent chances for bouldering! Last week a group of us headed to North Wales for a few days, my main objective was to do New Noise (8a/+). The line was established in 2007 by local climber Chris Davies and was yet to see a repeat. Being in Wales though we were just hoping that we would be able to climb, it must be one of the rainiest places in Britain!
WFPF affiliate and Team Five Ten member, Matthew Barnes, attended the WFPF / Red Bull Art of Motion in Boston, MA. Check out his youtube channel and the photos and videos sections of FiveTen.com to catch some media of the action!
The Enchantments are around 7,000+ ft. up in the Alpine Lake Wilderness Area of the Cascades in Washington. These two basins are full of crystal clear lakes and a stunning 360 degree view of rugged crags. I was lucky enough to acquire one of few camping permits into this protected area and spend 4 days backpacking an 18-mile loop.
September is usually an excellent time to climb in Squamish. The days tend to be cold but still fairly dry, making those summer projects sticky enough to send. Unfortunately, the rain seems to have shown up a little early this year an we haven't had as many days outside as I would like. The few days we have gotten out, I've tried to make the most of.
We are proud to announce, that Five Ten® Team athlete Edyta Ropek has won European Championships in speed climbing, which were held on the 15th of September in Austrian City Imst. This is a really magnificent victory, because Edyta was defending that title, which she had won two years ago in Paris, France. So once again Edyta proved, that she is the fastest speed climber in Europe!