Surely all of the indoor pebble wrestling talk that has permeated this site of late has rubbed some of you the wrong way. While I love indoor climbing just as much as the next guy (or gal) I also have a high appreciation for all things outdoor climbing. So, in order to cleanse our collective palettes, if only briefly, from all the indoor climbing talk here is a video that is basically the opposite of an indoor bouldering comp. The video is from the blog No Way Down (via the guys at PullHarder) and features a winter ascent of the aid route Zenyatta Mondatta on El Cap:
Along these same lines is the plethora of news and inspiring images coming out of Patagonia of late. Climbing.com has a nice wrap-up of some recent ascents and here are a few blogs I’ve been reading as well:
- Jason Kruk and Chris Geisler come within 40 meters of doing a “fair means” ascent of Cerro Torre’s southeast ridge
- Furry Murry & Slow and Heavy both blog about the difficulty of climbing 2 peaks in a day and the good “problem” of the weather being too good
- Mikey Schaefer and Kate Rutherford climb Chairo di Luna on St. Exupery as well as a new route on Fitz Roy
- Neil Kaufman and Josh Wharton establish a new line on Aguja Desmochada
- PlanetMountain interviews Colin Haley
On a totally unrelated note, yesterday marked the 4th anniversary of this blogsite’s creation. I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has visited and supported the site throughout these past 4 years. It really means a lot!!
happy birthday! keep up the great work!
Awesome, way to stick with it Brian. Here’s to many more!
Thanks BJ. Same to you!
“Surely all of the indoor pebble wrestling talk that has permeated this site of late has rubbed some of you the wrong way.”
Good luck with your new business venture and whatever direction your site takes.
I can honestly say that none of the “business ventures” I may or may not be involved with have altered in any way what I choose to post about. For the most part I post about what seems to interest my readers, and despite my tongue-in-cheek comment bouldering comps are one of the most popular topics I cover.
Well it IS winter, of course more plastic talk happens in the off-season!
Honestly this is by far the best blog I visit for climbing. Keep up the great work 🙂
Great change of pace. Great articles/videos. Great website.
Thanks for all the hard work you put into this site Narc, it means a lot to me and everyone else I’m sure!