Video Friday – 6/10/2011

Video Friday – 6/10/2011

Video Friday is back, but before we get to that I wanted to take a moment to discuss something I was thinking about the other day which is blogs that cater specifically to certain sub-sectors of the climbing community.  These are blogs that, in effect, create their own small community around themselves.  Certainly Jamie Emerson’s B3Bouldering blog would be one example as a blog that caters to the Colorado bouldering bubble scene, however the international prominence of his blog sort of puts it on a different level than the types of blogs I was thinking about.  One example, and the one that got me thinking about this in the first place, was my friend Steve’s blog, Sicky Gnar Gnar.

Steve started the blog a few years back, and while on the surface you could call it a personal blog it really has evolved into something quite a bit more over the years.  For the admittedly small bouldering community that exists here in Wisconsin Sicky Gnar Gnar has become the de facto online hangout to talk shop, talk shit and get psyched about the climbing at local areas like Governor Dodge and Devil’s Lake.  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the boulders of Devil’s Lake have gone from being a ghost town to a place where there is an actual sense of community among those who climb there.  This is a good thing if you ask me, and I think Sicky Gnar Gnar has certainly played a big role in that.

What I’m ultimately curious about is if there are other such climbing blogs out there that have been able to build this sort of community around themselves.  If you know of any, please share them in the comments.

And now on to this week’s videos…

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12 Responses to Video Friday – 6/10/2011

  1. Brian Wright June 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Thats such a great concept.  Made me think what I can do to get more of a community in Southern Ill

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  2. Isaac June 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I’m a fan of and former frequent contributor to http://dabtronics.blogspot.com/

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    • Narc June 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

      Without even reading the site I’m immediately hooked by the name and tagline

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  3. Steve June 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    I appreciate the kind words brian.  Can’t say enough about how good it is to have a community here and you’re a big part of that.  Even with the injuries.

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  4. Carlos Lugo June 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    http://bassforyourface.com/blog/
    maybe.  kinda.  idunno.

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    • Narc June 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

      I’d say those qualify. Some others I thought of after I posted this would
      something like ClimbIdaho.com and Wills Young’s Bishop blog. Definitely
      some good ones out there.

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  5. BLOCHEAD June 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Koanbouldering.com is a great resource for climbers in the Pacific Northwest (Leavnworth, Gold Bar, Index, etc.) They post a lot of media pretty regularly.

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  6. Gracias a Narc June 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Narc, Thanks for always keeping it positive on your blog, generating fruitful discussions, and proposing solutions to whatever happens to make us cranky batches at the moment.

    Local blogs…nice.

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  7. Mill Creek North Rim June 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    We started http://millcreekreport.blogspot.com/ expressly for the purpose you describe: to generate and promote community around a new sport climbing area a few of us have been developing. We hung a link of a PDF guide off the blog and include some of the more active climbers in our area in our blog list. The feedback we’ve received leaves no doubt that people are reading the blog and getting psyched about the climbing. It’s also our belief the blog played a large part in Mill Creek’s inclusion in Climbing No. 292 (March 2011) “best new crags” of 2010. Continuing with that community theme, we’ve also started to cover some regional climbing news, such as the upcoming opening of a new bouldering gym in Missoula. So, for sure, regional blog can play a big part in the local climbing scene.

    –Ken T.

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  8. alphonso laureanis June 11, 2011 at 1:11 am #

    climbhighco.com – stickin it in the poudre since 1944

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  9. PT June 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    While it is not only climbing… Tyler’s blog always has some great local photos about the local scene in Oregon. His photos alone are worth the click. http://www.tylerroemer.blogspot.com

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