More News & Notes – 7/30/2007

More News & Notes – 7/30/2007

I really dropped the ball this morning when I failed to mention a few more tidbits to check out:

  • An updated version of the already phenomenal guidebook to sport climbing at the Red River Gorge is coming out September 28, 2007:
  • The Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky is one of the best rock-climbing areas in the world. Its solid well-featured sandstone makes for steep, spectacular climbing, with an almost equal mix of sport and traditionally protected pitches. This revised and updated second edition describes over 1600 climbs, including over 300 previously undocumented pitches in Muir Valley and the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve.

    Red River Gorge, Rock Climbs also showcases the region’s climbing with hundreds of color photographs, including stunning action shots from Simon Carter, Dawn Kish, Jim Thornburg, Peter McDermott, Wes Allen, and Scott James.

    This book is available September 28, 2007. Order before that date and we will donate $5 on your behalf to the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition.

    Click here to check out a few sample pages. You can pre-order a copy for by clicking the guidebook below.
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    Note: the REAL 5.10 V10’s have made the cover of a sport climbing guide!

  • Jamie Emerson had a really great post last week on some news he dug up off the old website (used to be one of my favorites). The post he found is some 7 years old now and it highlights the early efforts of Dave Graham to develop the hard bouldering potential of Rocky Mountain National Park back in the Summer/Fall of 2000. I for one know that these reports are what planted the seed for my trip to The Park in 2001, and I more than a little sick about the fact that I haven’t been back since. You can read the original posts here.

Dave Graham on Skyscraper V3, RMNP

Photo: Nick Sagar

  • This past weekend Lisa Rands was apparently on NBC’s Jeep World of Adventure Sports. I dutifully DVR’ed the show because I thought I remembered reading that she would be on. Saturday night, I started up the show and saw no mention of anything climbing related in the sports desk update/intro and deleted it without hesitation. Big mistake. Turns out she was, in fact, on the show on Saturday.
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    Oh well, I missed out on high quality footage of her climbing the Bishop highballs Golden Shower and This Side Of Paradise both V10 and both First Female Ascents.

Lisa Rands working The Mandala (V12) in Bishop, CA

Photo: Big Up Blog


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