Video Friday – 10/24/2014

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Video Friday – 10/17/2014

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The Answer Is Yes

Question posed to Climbing.com’s “Answer Man”:

Clipping your toenails in the middle of the gym is totally disgusting—am I right?

Answer from me:  of course you are right.  The fact that this is even a question does not speak well for the way some people comport themselves at the climbing gym.

And speaking of the way people comport themselves at the gym, what is going on with all the people at the gym and their bare feet?  Maybe I’m out of touch with what’s cool because the gym I grew up in had a policy against people walking around in bare feet, but here in Boulder there is literally no safe place in the gym from people walking around without footwear.  Whether it’s in between climbs, in the weight room or, yes, in the bathroom, you’re bound to see someone with no shoes on.  In the rope climbing areas I’d estimate that over 75% of the people not climbing are hanging out with no shoes on.

I asked about this situation on Twitter some months back and the majority of respondents disagreed with my get off my lawn mentality, but I stand by it:  get off my lawn put some damn shoes on!

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Angela Eiter Climbs Her First 5.14d

The Year of the Female Climber™ continues, this time with Austria’s Angela Eiter doing her first 5.14d at Nassereith, Austria:

Just a few days ago we mentioned Eiter’s first ascent of Hercules 8c+ at the crag Götterwandl close to Nassereith, and at the same crag the 28-year-old has now sent Hades, her first 9a. This single pitch was freed in 2008 by german powerhouse Andreas Bindhammer; 40 intense moves which Eiter tried for the first time last spring and which she successfully linked last Monday. “In that moment I was completely overwhelmed” recounts Eiter “I mastered my most difficult project so far. My shouts of joy must have been heard for miles!”

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Video Friday – 10/10/2014

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Puccio, Webb Win 2014 Portland Boulder Rally

Results from the open finals of the 2014 Portland Boulder Rally

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Live From The 2014 Portland Boulder Rally

Tune in tonight at 6:15 PM PDT for live coverage of the 2014 Portland Boulder Rally from The Circuit Gym in Tigard, Oregon.

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Video Friday – 10/3/2014

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