Richardo Cassin is one of those people who inspired you in your sleep. He is alive and amazing and surreal. Cassin Ridge on Denali is a time piece. He has done much in his beloved Dolomites.
With regret, he is not with us.
A blog for climbing injuries and how to recover. I collected a various links and information getting my digits well and cared for. Here is injuries and prevention and stretches.
Check out everything MPHC Climbing Gym has to offer! Although we make it look hard there is plenty for beginners!
It is sad to lose an iconic climber, John Barchar.
Here is the news on SuperTopo.
The City Climber's Club closed on June 26th for renovations of the building.
At this time they are unsure how long the renovation will last. Check their website at http://www.cityclimbersclub.com for updates.
"Finally, Brownstone Brooklynites will be able to get their rocks off on, well, rocks. The old Daily News garage on Third Avenue in Boerum Hill is being remade into Brooklyn Boulders, a rock-climbing center that will be a mountaineer’s Nirvana. Lance Pinn said that he and his two partners wanted to bring rock-climbing to Downtown Brooklyn, but didn’t find an adequate spot until they saw the Daily News garage"
Slated to open in some form in August, this gym has 18,000 square feet of floor space with top ropes, lead climbing and bouldering. Routes will be up to 40ft and the boulders top out over 17ft.
They're holding "t-nut parties" on Saturdays where anybody can come and visit and land a hand setting t-nuts in exchange for free day passes. More info is at their Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124781575636&ref=ts
Recently we replaced nearly all of our rental shoes but we didn't know what to do with the 30+ pairs of old shoes. After a long roundabout discussion, Marco mentioned that the gym where he learned to climb in Guatemala doesn't have rental shoes. It turns out that the cost of a new pair of shoes is equal to one month's living wages. Can you imagine trying to buy climbing shoes when they cost you a month's income? YIKES! After some research and avoidance from most resolers, Plattsburgh Shoe Hospital agreed to resole all of our shoes and ship them to Guatemala for approximately $2000
The Rock Club is having a bouldering competition this Friday, April 3rd at 7pm. Cash prizes for open, gear from EMS, North Face, Evolv, Mad Rock and a bunch more for other categories (beginner, intermediate, advanced and youth).
Get more details here: BCL Showdown
Day of Event
The registrant can be directed to this address to register:
SC Member's Entrance homepage:
chelseapiers. com + Sports Center + mem.entrance
Any other questions direct to the Rockwall, 212 336 6083