US film Return 2 Sender won the 23rd International Mountaineering Film Festival (also known as Festak) which took place in Teplice nad Metuji (Northern Bohemia) 24-27 August 2006. The film was granted by the Grand Prix and was about particular view and commentary on culture of climbing by Timmy O´Neill. ... full story
As summer is now winding down, we are all looking forward to cooler temps and hard sends. Indeed, some of us are already anticipating the coming bouldering season down in Bishop. But you don't have to wait until Fall to get strong, there is a wealth of summer areas here in the Sierra Eastside. Highlighed in this article are two starkly contrasting local bouldering areas. While these may not be the biggest, best, nor the easiest accessed, they do s ... full story
It is now July- a stormy, unsettled month here in the Sierra Eastside. Recently we have been experiencing a heat wave, no doubt caused in large part by the fact that certain European nations won't shut up and do what they are told by the masters of the Northern Hemisphere. I suspect all the hot air coming from European politicians is the source of it all. Billowy, expansive clouds stack on top of each other above the 13,000 ft mountain crest which domin ... full story
Speed 3.7. Results men: 1. Vaytsekhovsky, 2. Sinitsin, 3. Peshenkhov, ... 13. Hroza
1. Saulevich, 2. Alexeeva, 3. Yurina,... 13. Karešová
Combination: 1. Sharafudinov a 1. Alexeeva. Video from the speed competition9,5 MB, 4 minutes, wmv
Libor Hroza continues from 10th place, Tomasz Oleksy (POL) from 11th, Eliška Karešová from 13th place!
In the further round there are Hroza (29,67 s ... full story
I admit there was some hesitation on my part when hearing Kačka's idea of our summer break - canyoning with some friends near Lago Di Garda in Italy. Spending one week, near the climbing Mecca Arco and the mountain biking heaven of Lago Di Garda, participating in some strange sport while my climbing shoes and bicycle will stay at home was not too appealing for me. ... full story
Film Boulder Fest has gone througt its first happening - festival, where the films about bouldering were shown this weekend in Loučovice (granit bouldering area close to Český Krumlov, South Bohemia, Czech Republic). Except the Czech amateur production there were also films from Poland, France and Italy. ... full story
If you are one of the many who are a part of the recent bouldering craze, you have probably seen the video Rampage. If you have, you surely remember the section where Chris Sharma dangles around on stupid steep roofs like a monkey with no technique. In the immortal words of Kip Dynomite, "That's what I'm talking about." ... full story
Update + video of woman climbing
Czechs on the first World Cup competition today in lead climbing 2006, Puurs, Belgium: Tomáš Mrázek ended 3rd, Martin Stráník 11th.
1 Flavio Crespi (ITA)
2 David Lama (AUT)
3 Tomas Mrazek (CZE) + video, Tomas in finals + woman finals A. Eiter, S. Levet a Ch. Durif... full story
Last round of the Ice Climbing World Cup took place in Hemsedal, Norway. The finale hosted not only competitors but also organizers of all parts in order to analyze this year World Cup and to establish rules for the future. ... full story
Czech Libor Hroza won World Cup competition in speed climbing this week in Chamonix (FRA). The Czech lead climbing favorite Adam Ondra finished the 9th in lead climbing finals. He was reported he slipped his hand. ... full story
Our friend Udo Neumann from Germany has sent us to CzechClimbing.com the link at 15 minutes video that he shot on Petrohradske Padani 2010, the open door nature bouldering competiton in, Petrohrad area, Czech Republic. ... full story
American Dean Potter, the master of climbing, basejumping and other adventures masterpieces presented his lecture and show in Prague climbing gym SmichOFF last night. Look at some photos from the event that our reader and cooperater Martan has posted to us. ... full story
Alex and Thomas Hubers interview about Adam Ondra etc.
Huber´s brothers gave an exclusive interview to our partner and friend Cedric Larcher from Kairn.com. Alex and Thomas Hubers talk in it about their climbing motivation, training and comment the phenomenon of new climbing generation represented by Czech Adam Ondra. ... full story