Video: Alex Megos Completes First 5.15 Climb in Canada.

Rising rock start Alex Megos has just completed an epic and historic first ascent in Canada. The German rock climber has completed a route that he calls Fight Club, which is rated as a 5.15b on the Yosemite Decimal System. For those that don’t know, that’s hard. Really, really, hard. In the video below, you’ll learn more about this climb and what it took for Alex to complete it. It was quite an impressive accomplishment as you can probably imagine.

Autor : Kraig Becker

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Wspinaczki.pl – tu szukaj partnerów do wspinania.

Serwis wspinaczkowy www.wspinaczki.pl przygotował miejsce, gdzie w łatwy sposób można znaleźć ekipę lub wspinaczki_pl logopartnera do wspólnego wspinania i trenowania. Jedziesz gdzieś w długi weekend, masz wolne miejsca w samochodzie? Daj o tym znać. Osób do wspólnego podróżowania też można szukać. Istotą serwisu jest gromadzenie ogłoszeń dotychczas rozproszonych po różnych forach i serwisach wspinaczkowych w jednym miejscu.

Aplikacja pozwala edytować oraz kasować swoje ogłoszenia w dowolnym momencie. Kontakt odbywa się poprzez wewnętrzny system, co pozwala utrzymać anonimowość (nie publikuje się swoich danych kontaktowych w ogłoszeniu).

System wyszukiwania umożliwia wyszukiwanie po słowach kluczowych, jak i sortowanie po kategoriach ogłoszeń, co znacznie przyspiesza odnalezienie interesującej informacji.

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http://www.wspinaczki.pl/index.php?option=com_classifieds&Itemid=74

* zobacz  : – Beginner’s Guide to Climbing.

–  http://www.climbfind.com/

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First Aid Certification.

Author of post :  Blake Herrington.

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Last summer I joined my friend Sol Wertkin on a new route in Central Cascades of Washington State.

I wrote an article about our trip, and it was just published in the Washington-based outdoorsy magazine, Adventures Northwest.If you are in the area, you can get a copy of this magazine for free at places such as climbing, hiking, biking, or paddling shops, as well as supermarkets and college campuses.

I scanned the article and posted it online, visible by clicking these thumbnail images:

The climbing world (Colorado in particular) has been in a state of shock over the deaths of Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson, apparently caused by an avalanche in China. I had never met two of the climbers, but had seen Micah give a slideshow and climbed with him for a fun day in Red Rocks this past March. A more enthusiastic and excited climber could not be found.

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Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – Indoor Rock Climbing.

Indoor Rock Climbing – Meet the World of Plastic.

Learn how to climb safely and get proper instruction inside one of the climbing gyms in your area.Climbing with Mike _200

by Mike

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING — Climbing indoors is just what it sounds like—you simply are climbing indoors instead of climbing outdoors. Simple-sounding, but the term indoor climbing covers from closet and basement “woodies” to enormous and elaborate climbing walls in gyms.

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING 2 Indoor rock climbing centre. (www.cliffhanger.com.au)

You can build your own woodie with some plywood and screws, turning a room in your house or a wall in the attic or basement into your own training area. All indoor climbing is basically the same because you are climbing on manufactured holds bolted to plywood.

The plywood in gyms and home gyms alike are attached to a metal or wood frame and holds are bolted or screwed on. The holds can be turned or rotated to any which way desired, to turn a bucket hold into a sloper, or a crimper into an under cling.

indoor rock climbing 1a Indoor rock climbing centre. (www.musclememory.ca)

The holds can be positioned to make a “route” which can be marked with tape to show which holds can be touched and which ones are off-limits. Textured paint is available to give the wall a sandstone appearance and allow smearing with your climbing shoes.

Routes are usually an arms-width wide and can run to the top of the wall or even traverse the entire rock-climbing-holdslength of the wall. A really neat feature of indoor climbing is that a route can be changed to make the climb as easy or as hard as you want it to be; the holds can even be put up to duplicate a tough route you may be working on outside. This allows you to practice inside when the weather turns sour, or if winter affects your neck of the woods.

Climbing gyms are fabulous places to start learning how to climb. Some gyms have classes you can take with qualified and sometimes even certified instructors. Gyms let you practice using climbing gear and learn proper technique in a safe environment.

Most climbing gyms have routes that are top roped, but some have walls you can practice leading on. Leading a route in a gym can be much less nerve-wracking than your first lead outside; there is a big difference between leading a route and top roping the same route.

You may notice that some climbing gyms have campus routes. Campus boards are thin slats of wood put up the wall in a ladder-like fashion. The climber grips the campus board with his finger tips and essentially pulls up to the next rung. No feet are used, so as a word of caution to the beginning climber—make sure you have adequate finger strength before you start on the campus boards. Finger injuries are all too common and irreversible nerve and tendon damage may occur. Taping finger joints can help prevent this, but avoiding campus boards for the first little while would be best.

Indoor climbing is its own sport in the vast world of climbing with many climbing competitions and even cash prizes. There are many climbers who don’t care to climb outside or live where boulders and cliffs don’t exist. Indoor climbing is a great way to practice tough moves or just hang out when the weather isn’t cooperating. Also, many hours of fun and learning are to be had climbing indoors. Enough said…to the plastic!!

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Climbing Magazine’s Guide Zone.

Climbing Magazine’s Guide Zone

Adventure Consultants and THE ENVIRONMENT

As people who live very close to the natural world we are genuinely proactive in minimizing our impacts by educating our staff and guests in appropriate techniques to preserve the environment. With our roots in the New Zealand outdoors we have always been conscious of the need to ‘leave only footprints’ and we apply this philosophy to every venture we embark upon. Be it a weekend in the hills or a major expedition, we are particular about leaving the area cleaner than we found it.Adventure Consultants was the first expedition company to operate clean-up expeditions to Mt Everest and we were removing abandoned oxygen bottles from Mt Everest before well-funded ‘clean up’ expeditions became fashionable. In addition to our existing high standards, we practice ‘Leave no Trace’ ™ principles to minimize our environmental footprint.

American Alpine InstituteThe American Alpine Institute was founded in 1975 and since then has been dedicated to helping climbers raise their skills, protect the environments in which they climb, develop good judgment, and safely gain access to the great mountains of the world.

Though the Institute is especially well known for its advanced training and expeditions, its international reputation is based on its dedication to teaching (at all skill levels from beginners’ to masters’ levels), its high level of customer service, the outstanding skills of its staff, and its public service in the areas of environmental protection and public lands policy.

“7 Summits Club” is the Alpine Club for those wishing to climb all Seven Summits.

We have already carried out several successful expeditions during the year 2003-2006: 16 times within the last 3 years “7 Summits Club” organized Elbrus 5642m expeditions 4 out of them in winter. 135 members successfully reached the Top of Elbrus. 14 times within the last 3 years “7 Summits Club” organized Kilimanjaro 5895m expeditions. 105 members successfully reached the Top of Kilimanjaro 2 times within the last 3 years “7 Summits Club” organized unguided McKinley 6194 expeditions. 22 members successfully reached the Top of McKinley 5 times within the last 3 years “7 Summits Club” organized Aconcagua 6960 expeditions. 41 members successfully reached the Top of Aconcagua 3 times within the last 3 years “7 Summits Club” organized Everest 8848m expeditions. 31 members successfully reached the Top of Everest In 2004 and “7 Summits Club” organized Kosciuszko 2228m expedition. 14 members successfully reached the Top of Kosciuszko 13 members of our expedion in the season 2005/2006 successfully climbed Vinson Massif 4897m 7 members of “7 Summits Club”out of them finished “7 Summits” project – climbed all highest mountains on all continents.

Talkeetna Air Taxi

Talkeetna Air Taxi (TAT) specializes in
glacier landings and air transport to various peaks in the Alaska Range for climbers and back-country skiers.

Climbers are our primary concern and focus. Paul Roderick (owner), is a climber with experience on Denali and other peaks in the area. He offers first hand knowledge of route information, keeps an eye on current conditions and climbers, and adds insight into what it takes to climb in Alaska.

We feel that our climbing services go beyond what you might expect, since we are climbers, back country skiers and outdoor enthusiasts just like you. Paul Roderick, the owner, is the only climber/glacier pilot in Talkeetna and knows what it takes to climb in Alaska. The adventure possibilities in this area are endless, and we would be happy to give you some ideas and/or help you plan your excursion.

Mountain Professionals

In a market where companies are offering non-guided basement prices and delivering the equivalent in quality and safety, Mountain Professionals offers mid-range prices with high-end program delivery. We offer professional guides, the highest quality gear, the smoothest logistical delivery and we have no hidden fees. As a small high quality owner operated company, we offer personalized, small group programs in climbing, trekking and adventure travel.

Our commitment to quality and safety, our high end delivery and our competitive pricing makes us not only competitive but a down right better deal than the more expensive company’s…check it out!

www.mtnprofessionals.com

Alpenglow Expeditions

Alpenglow Expeditions was founded by Adrian Ballinger in 2004 after he worked for nearly a decade as head guide and director of one of the largest international guide services in the USA. Alpenglow Expeditions was created to combine our guides’ passion for climbing big mountains with their desire to teach others. We focus on high altitude expeditions, technical rock and ice climbing, and ski mountaineering on five continents. Our expeditions challenge climbers to become more efficient and competent in the mountains. Every one of these expeditions is run as a partnership between an AMGA certified guide and the team members, ensuring maximum learning, enjoyment and safety.

Alpine Endeavors

Alpine Endeavors operates year-round for rock climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering. We also offer specialty courses to help round out your outdoors skills in fly-fishing, canoeing, wilderness medicine, and Leave No Trace.

Alpine Endeavors will provide experienced guides who are concerned with making your outing as safe as possible. We regularly participate in a variety of different climbing sub-specialties including rock climbing, ice climbing, aid climbing, mountaineering, and extended winter outings.

Alpine Endeavors has the highest qualifications for guiding. We are Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association, our senior guides are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association; trained in first aid, either as Wilderness First Responders or as Wilderness Emergency Medical Technicians; and Licensed to Guide in New York State for Rock, Ice, Camping, Canoeing, Hiking, and/or Fishing.

Chockstone Climbing Guides

Chockstone Climbing Guides offers the widest range of climbing services available at Smith Rock State Park. We are a guide owned and guide managed American Mountain Guides Association Accredited Guide Service. Our staff provides personal, professional and customized rock climbing instruction and guiding services for all ages and abilities. From the first time rock climber to those breaking into advanced rock climbing skills or professional instructor training, Chockstone Guides provide the highest quality service for their clients. We maintain low client/guide ratios to maximize the attention that each individual deserves. Our rock-climbing instructors and guides hold personal certification or training through the AMGA and all have wilderness medical training and certification. As teachers, our guides are committed professionals. Through our instructional expertise, dedication to your safety and enthusiasm for climbing, Chockstone Climbing Guides can help you reach new heights.

International Mountain Climbing School

The winter season of 2008/2009 marks the thirty-fifth year that IME and IMCS have offered comprehensive climbing instruction and retail services for climbers from New England and around the country. Our climbing programs are open to people of “All ages, All abilities, All the time”.
Our mission is to provide every climber with a safe, enjoyable and worthwhile climbing experience. Our long-term goal is to run a friendly, personal guide service that you will return to year after year. It’s a job and a passion that allows us to share the excitement of climbing and the mountain environment with you.

Along the way we will help you build skills and gain experiences that will make you a better climber and mountaineer.

San Juan Mountain Guides

San Juan Mountain Guides is dedicated to offering professional instruction and guiding that will contribute to a lifetime of safe and successful climbing. Our guides not only help you get to the top of your next big climb, they also share their methods and decision making processes so you can benefit from their years of experience. During our courses and climbs, we also seek to build and maintain friendships, and we pride ourselves on securing partnerships that last for many years. This educational approach and supportive atmosphere is the foundation of all our programs.

Our school is based in Ouray, Colorado located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. We offer both open registration courses and custom programs designed to fit individual goals. Custom programs allow us the flexibility to structure the curriculum to meet each person or self-organized group’s specific needs and objectives. Either way, your outdoor experience will be not only instructional, but also personalized and fun.

Summit Climb

Our climbing expeditions maximize many years of accumulated wisdom leading trips to the highest mountains on the planet, a strong record of reaching the top of 8000ers: Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Shishapangma and many other high altitude summits in all safety, along with an intimate knowledge of the officials who regulate the permit system. We have conducted countless 8000, 7000 and 6000 metre peak expeditions, and consider ourselves specialists in identifying, organizing expeditions to, and getting teams safely to the summit and back down. We have been running expeditions for over 17 years and we know all of the bureaucratic officials, liaison officers, yak drivers, and hoteliers/restaurateurs personally in the countries we visit. We must also give credit to our polite and highly experienced, hard-working climbing sherpas, high altitude guides, cooking, and office staff.

The goal of SummitClimb is to lead expeditions stressing 3 goals in the following order:

  1. Safety at all times
  2. Having fun, being part of a good team, making new friends
  3. Success in reaching the summit and descending safely
Southwest Adventure Guides

Southwest Adventure Guides LLC (formerly Southwest Adventures) has been conducting domestic and international trips and courses since 1989. We are not a travel agent. We guide our own trips with our own staff and support networks. Our courses and trips run throughout the year. In the spring and summer months we conduct rock climbing, mountaineering and mountain biking trips and courses in Southwest Colorado and Southeast Utah, as well as high altitude mountaineering expeditions and courses in Peru, Bolivia, and Alaska.

In the winter months we conduct avalanche courses, backcountry skiing, ice climbing and winter mountaineering trips in Southwest Colorado, as well as international high altitude climbing and trekking expeditions in Mexico, Ecuador, and Argentina.

All of our guides undergo extensive training and have many years experience in the discipline in which they work. Additionally, all of our Senior Guides are either American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified or Trained.

Find more guides with Climbing Magazine’s CLASSIFIEDS – Guides and Travel Section HERE

Check out links to guides, schools, travel information, and other climbing related services HERE

To get your company listed in the GUIDE ZONE
Contact Kevin Riley

Ph: 212-691-2921 Ext. 107
kevin.riley@skrammedia.com

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Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – Rock Climbing Gear List.

Rock climbing gear can be expensive, but you can buy in these small packages as your skill improves.Climbing with Mike _200

by Mike

ROCK CLIMBING GEAR LIST — This is a simple rock climbing gear list of essentials you will need to get started climbing. You will also want to add to this list from the Basic Gear List.

Bouldering

• Climbing shoes
Chalk Bag & Chalk
Crash Pad
Toothbrush (for cleaning chalk encrusted holds)
Snacks & Water

Indoor Climbing

• Harness
Chalk Bag
Belay Device & Locking Carabiner
Climbing Shoes
Backpack

Sport Climbing – Same as Indoor Climbing, but add:

• Quickdraws (10-12)
Rope (10.5mm X 60 M)
Rope Bag
60 cm Nylon or Spectra Slings (1-2)
120 cm Nylon or Spectra Slings (1-2)
Oval or Locking Carabiners (2-3)
Helmet

Rock climbing gear can be expensive, but you can buy in these small packages as your skill improves.

by Mike

ROCK CLIMBING GEAR LIST — This is a simple rock climbing gear list of essentials you will need to get started climbing. You will also want to add to this list from the Basic Gear List.

Bouldering

• Climbing shoes
Chalk Bag & Chalk
Crash Pad
Toothbrush (for cleaning chalk encrusted holds)
Snacks & Water

Indoor Climbing

• Harness
Chalk Bag
Belay Device & Locking Carabiner
Climbing Shoes
Backpack

Sport Climbing – Same as Indoor Climbing, but add:

• Quickdraws (10-12)
Rope (10.5mm X 60 M)
Rope Bag
60 cm Nylon or Spectra Slings (1-2)
120 cm Nylon or Spectra Slings (1-2)
Oval or Locking Carabiners (2-3)
Helmet

Traditional Climbing – Same as Indoor and Sport, but add:

• 1-2 Sets of Stoppers
1 Set of Hexes
1-2 Sets of Camming Devices
10 or more 60 cm Nylon Slings
20 or more Carabiners
20 Feet of Tubular Webbing
Cordelette (7 mm X 20 Feet Accessory Cord)
Nut Tool (for those stuck pieces)

* Source : – http://www.outdoorswithdave.com/climbing/rock_climbing_gear_list.htm

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Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – Climbing with Mike : all posts.

1.  Mike’s Top 10 Climbing Tips and Techniques.

2.  Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – New Rock Climbers Start Here Part I.

3.  Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – New Rock Climbers Start Here Part II.

4.  Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – Bouldering : Shoes, Chalk and Rock.

5.  Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – Rock Climbing Ratings.

6.  Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – Aid Climbing.

7.  Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – Rock Climbing Gear List.

8.  Beginner’s Guide to Climbing – Indoor Rock Climbing.

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