Tag: Sport Climbing

Climbing / Blog - 2 months ago

Stefano Ghisolfi Climbs Jungle Boogie (5.15a/9a+)

[embedded content]In October, 2016, Stefano Ghisolfi made the third ascent of Jungle Boogie, in Ceuse, France. This is the story of his redpoint. Jungle Boogie was first climbed by Adam Ondra in 2012, and Sachi Amma made the second ascent in 2015. A...

Climbing / Blog - 3 months ago

Noon Patrol: The Wrong Way to Have Fun

Some climbers wake before dawn to climb at empty crags. Kevin Corrigan sleeps in and shows up when those people go home. Noon Patrol is his monthly column about how climbers should have more fun, be nicer, and take the sport less seriously. For Kevin...

Climbing / Blog - 3 months ago

Mexico Rocks! Exploring 5 Crags Near Mexico City

As our van pulled into the wooded cul de sac, we could see many ropes hanging from gray, cobbled cliffs and dozens of climbers waiting their turn. Mexican hip-hop blared from a speaker somewhere up the hill. Cries of mátala! and venga! filtered throu...

Climbing / Blog - 3 months ago

How to Identify Bad Climbing Bolts

When we encounter a bolt, we have no idea whether it’s good, bad, or just ugly. The reality is, bolts can fail due to metal fatigue, oxidation, improper placement, or hidden internal processes like stress corrosion cracking (SCC), in which tiny fissu...