Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dreamline Becomes Reality

After 20 years, Dreamline, a massive 1,260-foot vertical ice wall in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, was in climbable conditions. And by that, the line was composed of fragile, creamy, spray ice which is not formed by dripping water but by spray from a waterfall which is known to produce less stable ice formations. Last week, […]

Member Spotlight: Stan

Stanley LaFrance has been climbing with Vertical Rock since September 2011. “I started climbing in September of 2011. What got me into climbing was a hiking trip to Old Rag Mountain with my then 9 year old son Alan. I immediately fell in love while traversing the rock scramble. I wanted to experience more of […]

WW: Laura Ragora

Laura Ragora continues to make a name for her self and she’s only 15 years old. That’s right, 15! With only spending 4 days on the route, she recently made the first ascent of La Gasparata, 8c+/9a (5.14c/d) at Collepardo, near Rome. A very significant achievement, considering that this is one of the most difficult first […]

2017 Hueco Rock Rodeo

Although indoor climbing competitions continue to grow, Hueco Rock Rodeo is one of the oldest outdoor bouldering competitions in the U.S. Held annually in February in El Paso, TX, one of the most attractive things about Hueco Rock Rodeo is that it offers all levels of competition from recreational, intermediate, advanced and open. If you aren’t […]

WW: Isabelle Faus

From Boulder, CO, Isabelle Faus has popped up on the scene, placing 2nd in the Bouldering Youth National Championships in 2011 and 3rd in 2013 for the Bouldering Open National Championships. In August 2015, Faus sent Amandla (8B+/V14) in Rocklands, South Africa, making her the 5th female ever to boulder V14. In the same year, she […]

Free Climbing The Incredible Hulk

Watch Emily Harrington & Alex Honnold Free Climb The Incredible Hulk! Emily Harrington   –   Facebook   –   Instagram   –   Twitter Alex Honnold   –   Facebook   –   Instagram   –   Twitter

WW: Puccio Wins 10th Title!

Remember when we asked what 2017 will bring for Alex Puccio? It didn’t take long for Puccio to earn her 10th title just two days ago at the 2017 U.S.A. Climbing Bouldering Open National Championship in Salt Lake City. Puccio went on to reclaimed the title from last year’s winner, Megan Mascarina. The qualifying round began with […]