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by Robbie Phillips May/2011 This article has been read 204,859 times This is the first of a series of training articles and is aimed at beginners or people who are operating in the low grades and wish to improve (Approximate grade range of around UK Diff - Severe, Sport grade F3 - 4 or bouldering grade VB / UK Tech 4c). The next articles in the series will be aimed at climbers operating at higher levels, increasing as the series progresses. UKC Articles and Gear Reviews by Robbie Phillips: S o you've entered the world of rock climbing now and you can't shake the urge to go climbing more and more.
Ghettofabulous. If you go by the book, you can easily piss away well over $1000 on a small home bouldering cave. Fortunately, there’s no need to go by the book, and you can piece together a fun little wall for under $200– holds and all.
Next time you’re passing by a cliff and happen to see a precariously hanging tent with campers inside, don’t be alarmed, it’s just a portable ledge (portaledge): Portaledges — or deployable hanging tents — might seem like a thrill-seeking activity (and it can be), but the idea has actually been around since the 1950s. During this time, rock climbers began to stay overnight on the mountains they were scaling and started looking for convenient niches in the mountain side to make their bed. The first portaledges were used in Yosemite National Park and were non-collapsible cots or hammocks. Climbers would sit on a Navy surplus canvas chair and rest their heads on their dangling rucksacks.
by Alan James - UKC and UKH May/2009 This article has been read 97,525 times The Groningen wall in 1986 B ack in 1986 I was visiting friends in Groningen in the north of the Netherlands.