11/19/2014

Grivel Presents the 2014 Portland Alpine Festival


Zak Tollefson of Purple Bottle Media did an excellent job at capturing the action and energy at the Portland Alpine Festival--presented by Grivel--earlier this month. Check him out on Facebook and Instagram.


11/04/2014

Video: Alpine Mentors


Grivel athlete, Steve House explains the Alpine Mentors program. The program promotes alpinism by encouraging, coaching and climbing with technically proficient young alpinists who aspire to climb the world's greatest mountains in a lightweight, low-impact style.




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10/30/2014

Gear Quiver: Big Wall Climbing


We are in the midst of the prime big-wall climbing season in Yosemite. It’s time to gather the gear and head to “The Valley.” Benjamin Eaton, a Liberty Mountain employee and avid rock climber, lays out his big wall kit for a quick close-up.

Video: Desert Ice - Scott Adamson


Ice climbing in the desert never looked so surreal.

10/27/2014

Cypher Sentinel Makes Top 10 List


Men's Journal honors the Cypher Sentinel as one of the "10 Best Rock Climbing Shoes."

The Cypher Sentinel is one of the few high-top climbing shoes on the market that cover the ankle. Priced at $130, the Sentinel is the most affordable climbing shoe it that category.

10/21/2014

For The Love Of Climbing - Anne Struble


Beal athlete, Anne Struble shares her list of her favorite climbing related tools that allow her to climb with comfort and convenience.

I’ve read many climbing blogs over the years but never written one. The ability of some climbers to continually create new and interesting content is impressive. It seems that pictures and controversial topics go a long way.

10/17/2014

The West Face Of Tengi Ragi Tau


Alan Rousseau and Tino Villanueva are currently in Nepal with their eyes fixed on summiting Tengi Ragi Tau via the West face. This effort is supported by Beal.

Drolamboa Glacier. Peak 6425 sits in the background and is unclimbed; a potential objective for our trip. We will be where the photo was taken for 25 days.  Photo: Tino VTino Villanueva.