One of the other strong men in the Minnesota bouldering scence, Nic O., provides some analysis on Jim Merli’s recent ascent of L’ Étoile du Nord. Enjoy!
I’ve thrown together another blog site call Adam’s Escapades. While still a work in progress, this site will highlight my own adventures in rock climbing, hiking, biking, or anything else I might do outdoors. Follow the link to check out my first post about my first time bouldering at Governor Dodge State Park last week. I hope you like it!
Plugging my entry to the Petzl RocTrip Photo Contest. It would be really amazing to get to go on this trip. The 50 photos with the most votes will go before a panel of judges and one winner will be chosen. Please give my photo and any others a vote if you think they’re worthy!
In this article from Climbing Magazine we get some useful tips on improving you knee health. This is something that I’ve been increasingly aware of over the past year as I’ve noticed those heel hooks on steep overhanging climbs really torquing my knee. Click on over for some general knee wellness tips, as well as some specific exercises to strengthen many components of the knee.
While it may seem improbable given the frigid Winter we’ve had here in Minnesota, Spring is right around the corner. In the last couple weeks we’ve even had a few days in the 40’s! You may have been stuck in the gym all Winter and if your training regiment has been lacking(or like mine, nearly non-existent) here are several new workouts from Climbing Magazine to get you in shape for the Spring season; all while keeping you on the wall.
Planet Mountain snagged an interview with Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold after their completion of the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia. While neither climbers have much experience with Alpine style, they were able to quickly hammer out this epic ridge line in 5 days with some help from other climbers and some luck with the weather.
Rolando Garibotti reports on Super Topo of Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold’s completion of the “Fitz Traverse”, a truly amazing achievement!
“Between the 12th and 16th of February, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold completed the first ascent of the much discussed “Fitz Traverse”, climbing across the iconic ridge-line of Cerro Fitz Roy and its satellite peaks in southern Patagonia. “