I’ve not been able to keep up with the really amazing stuff that’s been coming through my RSS feeds lately. So I’m gonna dump it here and now.
First, David Lama is going to blow up alpine climbing. Big time. Here’s a taste of things to come. freeing the compressor route was just the beginning.
So they used ice tools on their ascent and Will Gadd knows a thing or two about holding and swinging them tools. Here’s a post with a very clear title: How to hold an ice tool.
Kelly Cordes, rumored to climb ice, approves of David Lama (he said so on Facebook so it must be true) and Maurice Sendak.
The best thing I’ve ever read on climbing injuries, because it quotes all the other best things I’ve read on climbing injuries. Get well soon Dave MacLeod!
Boots don’t fit? Lace’em gooder!
Five things. A Cold Thistle guest post.
I’m in love with single track.
I know there’s only so many ways a guy like me, slinging an iPhone camera that is useually covered in sweat and grime, can get a good shot of trail after trail after trail. But I still love putting a foot down and trying to capture the magic of another twisty trail.