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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.