Day Three Our third day in Ouray (pronounced “you’re-ay,” not “ooh-ray” according to the locals) saw us get a comfortably late start. One of the advantages to the town being a whopping 5 minute drive away from the ice park is not feeling rushed in the morning; this allows for a stress-free gear-up and a […]
What follows is a detailed recap of our icy adventures in Colorado at the world-famous Ouray Ice Park! Who says you have to climb indoors in the winter!? Day 1 Having arrived in town late the night before, all we’d seen of Ouray, Colorado was the small, one-main-road town nestled in the massive looming […]
Too many climbers spend the winter lamenting the cold weather and sitting inside dreaming of warm days on the rock. Instead of waiting around for the warming rays of spring, several Vertical Rock members and staff are headed west to take advantage of this opportunity to exercise the lesser known but equally exciting vertical discipline: Ice […]
Boinking is an efficient and effective way to regain the wall after falling off an overhanging lead route. A little effort and coordination between the climbing pair can save a lot of time and allow the true projecting of long, steep climbs.
Watch “The Network” at http://iClimb.com This year, Red Bull and Chuck Fryberger Films have teamed up to bring you a glimpse inside an elite network of some of the best climbers in the world – climbers who live to push their limits on the hardest climbs in the world. They are all connected in a […]
Who wants to be a BAT? They do…….
What do you think goes through one’s mind as they drive through the dessert for days, seeking a tower to pioneer it’s first ascent. The feeling of being the first person on the top of a tower has got to be an invigorating feeling (no, i wouldn’t know, because i’m a better blogger than climber) […]
University of Maryland Grad, Steph Davis is truly a Bad A. Free climbing a 1,000 ft peak on “The Diamond” is no simple task and she makes it look easy as pie. WARNING: Steph is a professional climber and athlete. Free soloing is very dangerous and you SHOULD NOT TRY THIS.
So every friday we will be doing our D-Fy Gravity series. Send us your videos, photos, climbing souvineers and you may see them up here! This week, we’re focusing on base jumping. B.A.S.E. jumping, which stands for the four kinds of fixed objects from which you can base-jump:buildings, antennas, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs). We’ve deemed […]