Beyond the Crag!

Not long ago, I posted an informal survey asking our readers if they thought that people in the climbing community were more eco-friendly than the average citizen.? A biased survey if ever there was one, most dihedral readers affirmed that people in the climbing community are indeed more eco-friendly than the average citizen.? However, there were some who disavowed that notion.? This got me wondering… Beyond the Crag! weiterlesen

CHOPPED STYLE

Have you ever seen the Food Network television hit show “Chopped”?  If not let me lay it out for you. Contestants get a basket filled with ingredients that don’t exactly go together, and compete to make some kind of Franken-meal out of the mismatched food.  All parts in the basket must be incorporated to make it all come together. I (Carrot) am giving each member… CHOPPED STYLE weiterlesen

Conquering the City – The pleasure of Buildering

Shortly after I started bouldering in fall/winter 2018 I discovered that this a sport that came from the outdoors to the indoors and therefore has its roots in the beautiful forest of Fontainebleau. Due to that, I started to long the possibility to test my newly achieved climbing skills against real rock and to be outdoors more often. But as there is not always the … Conquering the City – The pleasure of Buildering weiterlesen

Burning bright, burning fast – the small degree between burning out and overlasting

Throughout the last few years, I faced the danger of burning out several times. It was both in my job and in my hobbies. That’s probably due to the fact that as long as something thrills me I put all my energy into it. Without hesitation, I dive into a hobby or job head first and deep. I tend to put aside other interests or … Burning bright, burning fast – the small degree between burning out and overlasting weiterlesen

Book Review: Alexander und Thomas Huber – Zwei Brüder, eine Seilschaft

After finishing Tommy Caldwells book „Push“ a few weeks ago I decided that I wanted more. More climbing literature, more bigwall adventures, more expeditions into foreign countries. But this time I wanted to read something about european or even German climbers. Therefor I decided to read the biography Zwei Brüder, eine Seilschaft, a book about the world famous German „Huberbuam“. First, lets talk numbers: I … Book Review: Alexander und Thomas Huber – Zwei Brüder, eine Seilschaft weiterlesen

Gym Review: Boulder Island Mannheim

As I was on a business trip to Ludwigshafen for two weeks I had to check out the Boulder Island gym in Mannheim to keep up my form and to have a look into a differnt bouldering gym. But first of all let’s talk numbers. Here are some facts and figures about the Boulder Island: The have about 250 routes set, 50 Beginner, 50 Amateur, … Gym Review: Boulder Island Mannheim weiterlesen

Book review: Tommy Caldwell – The Push: A climber’s journey of endurance, risk and going beyond limits

Starting with bouldering made me explore the limits of climbing in many different ways. I started with watching all the IFSC bouldering world cups on YouTube. By that, I discovered climbers like Adam Ondra and Chris Sharma. And via them I discovered all those free climbing actions happening in Yosemite National Park in general and on the El Capitan especially. From discovering climbing on El … Book review: Tommy Caldwell – The Push: A climber’s journey of endurance, risk and going beyond limits weiterlesen