This Week in Climbing #44 (November 27, 2016)
Here’s all of the best and most interesting rock climbing stuff that happened over the last week. Enjoy, and happy climbing!
- Adam Ondra climbs the Dawn Wall! See the latest coverage at Gripped, Rock & Ice, Planet Mountain, UK Climbing, Climbing, Alpinist, DPM. Also check out this topo of the Dawn Wall. More post-climb coverage can be found at Gripped, and there’s a great post-climb interview at Planet Mountain.
- New Catalan climbs in Nepal at Planet Mountain
- British First Ascent in Nepal by Coles and Verspeak at UK Climbing
- Magnificat, new rock climb at Capo d’Uomo in Tuscany at Planet Mountain
- Dirtbag Tricks: Finding Love and Free Showers at Moja Gear
- Unbelayvable: Downleading at Climbing
- How To Use Copperheads For Aid Climbing at Moja Gear
- Unsent: Understanding Climbing Grades at Climbing
- Ask the Master: How Do You Anchor Yourself to a Multipitch Anchor? at Rock & Ice
- Energy System Training (Hörst Keynote at IRCRA) by Eric Hörst
Other Climbing Articles
- Adam Ondra, Yosemite, and a Dawn of a New Era at Evening Sends
- Creeksgiving by Luke Mehall at The Climbing Zine
- Lucky Man – Part 1 by Dave MacLeod
Destinations and Routes
- Israel’s Climbing Uprising at Climbing
Good New Climbing Videos
- Adam Ondra Camp 4 Interview [15:20] – A pre-Dawn Wall interview with Adam Ondra in Camp 4.
- The hardest Mannequin Challenge ever! Bügeleisen Sit – Jakob Schubert [3:05] – Jakob Schubert climbs Bügeleisen Sit, a V15 boulder problem in Austria.
- The Time is Now [8:33] – Expedition climber Mike Libecki and his little brother Andy head to Greenland to nab the first ascent of Polar Bear Spire.
People, Interviews, and Profiles
- Jorg Verhoeven and the El Capitan Dihedral Wall interview at Planet Mountain
- Women on Lead: Q&A with Ecuadorian Climber Andrea Castillo at Crux Crush
- Interview with Canadian Comp Crusher Lucas Uchida at Gripped
- Legendary Rockies Climber Richard “Dick” Lofthouse Passes at Gripped
Gear, Reviews, etc.
- Book Review: Alone on the Ice at The American Alpine Institute Blog
- Holiday Gift Guide 2016 at Crux Crush
- Grivel 2016 – Stealth Helmet [2:43] – Video showing a new helmet from Grivel.