Pfalz… A beautiful trad climbing site, located in South-West Germany, close to the French border, between Karlsruhe and Saarbrucken. The sandstone pillars and crags look a bit similar to Berdorf rock in Luxembourg, but they are more spread in a larger hilly area, with way much less climbers. And it is possible to enjoy your after-climb in traditional villages, with good German biers and inexpensive full meal featuring pork filet (Schweine medaillons), roasted beef…Continue
Beyond doing mountains of pull-ups (see what I did there?) what are some other ways that you train in the gym for climbing?
I read this post recently that talked about using a rope ergometer (http://www.yourworkoutbook.com/strength-training-for-rock-climbing/) and was wondering if anyone else had tried something like this?
From what I understand you take the two-ended pull-down rope and attach it…Continue
Added by Olivier Douglas on January 6, 2017 at 19:14 — No Comments
Passed the beginners' course, so can now belay.
How to learn to cling onto those tiny bits of plastic though....? LOL
5c/6a is not easy, is it? :-(
Planning a climbing trip in Morocco? It sounds a bit eccentric in a country more famous for its medinas, souqs, couscous and Sahara desert, but appealing too since we are definitely getting off the beaten tracks while enjoying stunning scenery.
This idea came out a couple of month before, by discussing and getting some positive feedback from Ambers who went there before. Morocco is…Continue
Sunday March 23th (2014) I was with some friends climbing Ksar Rock in the Afantizar area, in Tafraoute, Morocco. It's an amazing climbing area with many crags (only trad! virtually nothing equipped, or very poorly).
Stefan Priem and me (Mike Bachman) climbed 'Grand Hotel' (starting on the east face), and observed a beautiful line.. it was nowhere to be found in the guidebooks, so we decided to climb it march 25th. It was great!
After checking with Steve from…Continue
I started climbing recently and I'm looking for a climbing partner. I live close to the USC sportcentrum, I'm looking for someone to climb with twice a week, in the afternoon. If you're interested contact me
Tired of the usual climbing spots around Amsterdam, we thought we'd try something new and head out to Germany for a weekend of uninterrupted fun on sparsely spaced bolts in the Rhein Main Gebiet region.
We planned the trip quite a few months in advance but sadly even the most well crafted plans have their flaws. Between my moving the…Continue
I have recently moved to Amsterdam and stay near Sparklerweg. I am looking for a climbing buddy who can climb 1-2 times a week in the evenings 6-7pm to 9-10pm. Ideal location for climbing is USC. I have climbed indoors for a couple of months previously and one time outdoors. I am close to a beginner.
Please contact me if you are interested.
Nice set of photos of Alain Robert's (aka "Spiderman") latest antics in Cuba.
It's not so much the climbing that makes me laugh as the look of horror on the spectators' faces (see photo 4 in this series).
Personally, I think I'll stick to the klimmuur.....
Added by Jen Harvey on February 5, 2013 at 9:10 — No Comments
After a longer break with climbing due to a heart surgery I want to start climbing again. I want to go with a friend of mine, who is a beginner. Now we are looking for a more experienced (around 5/ 6a, like me) third climber in order to teach my friend savety and technical stuff. We are - understandable - not allowed to go climbing with only two persons until my friend knows how it works.…
Since our very first outdoor climbing trip (with Ambers) in april 2012, we fell in love with the rocks. We decided to get more experience and do an outdoor course to learn outdoor techniques. Our choice is an outdoor climbing course with former multiple Dutch champion Mirjam Verbeek.…Continue
Check it out!
Free entrance as it takes place on a square in the middle of Rotterdam!
This year (2012) the UK Trad trip were lucky enough to find themselves in North Wales on a wet and windy afternoon with little to do - doubly lucky as we had been invited to take a look around the DMM factory where all the DMM hardware is designed, made and shipped from.…Continue
Added by Daniel on August 26, 2012 at 16:24 — No Comments
For anyone looking to buy a house in Amsterdam, here´s a good oppertunity.
A huge office building near Bos en Lommer plein is being transformed into 1 room appartements with their own bathroom and kitchen.
These appartements are tiny (28 or 35 m) but affordable, with prices starting at 85 000.
It´s located inside the A10 (just) and is well reached by car, metro, tram or bus. There are also parking spots for sale.
The area is calm and…Continue
Added by Flo on July 9, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
My third worldcup this year.
I had to start last this time....I really should get some ranking points so that wont happen again! Problem with starting last this time was the temperature. In the morning it was around 9 degrees....once I had to start (13.00) it was around 24 degrees. Sweaty hands, slippery slopers and not strong enough to be able to hold on.
I did feel pretty strong though and finally could climb as I wanted, so up for Vail!
Continue reading at:…Continue
Back from a weekend in Berdorf, and this time we got checked.
Berdorf is getting more and more popular, for fairly obvious reasons - it's a beautiful location, it's quiet, and it has excellent, well-bolted routes. The crag is situated in a nature reserve, and the Luxembourg environment ministry try to manage it through a permit system. There is no automatic right for anyone to climb there - you must have a permit. These are very easy to obtain, and you can apply for a permit for…Continue
Added by Dave on April 10, 2012 at 11:58 — No Comments
Today I decided to retire an old Climbing friend... my Troll Harness. He served me well in my climbing adventures. And I met a new friend: a BA Momentum harness. I hope we'll have a good friendship ;-)
Added by Ludger on March 16, 2012 at 20:05 — No Comments
My birthday is in may and for the money I ask I want to buy a new climbing-gear, what I use now is at least 10 years old.
Does anybody know a large climbing-gear shop somewhere ?
I know them in Amsterdam, but I prefer to go somewhere else.