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Fred Moix, one of the leading climbing photographers of the last 12 years, has done the iconic Greenspit 8b (+) in Valle dell'Orco, Italy. Amazingly, it was his second trad ascent ever! Full story on his Instagram. (c) Eric Blanc " It's kind of a love story for me with this route as I was belaying my close friend Didier Berthod in 2003 during the first historical pinkpoint ascent of Europa's hardest crack, and was lucky enough to shoot that special picture which went published worldwide just after. This route kind of launched Didier's career as a climber and totally rocketed my photographer's one on the side of my main passion as an osteopath." Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news Grateful Wall in KohGrateful Wall in Koh Yao Noi Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news Golfo di Gaeta Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news Going exploring ?
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Give back this Giving Tuesday by visiting any Brooklyn Boulders. 50%of your day pass and activation fee proceeds, in-facility and online, will be used tosupport a local charity!

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and so is the season for giving. We’re excited to announce that on Tuesday, November 29, we are launching a company-wide effort to support local non-profit organizations.
On November 29, Brooklyn Boulders will be donating 50% of our Day Pass and Activation Fee proceeds to local non-profit organizations.
This initiative applies both in-facility and online. If you can’t make it to BKB on #GivingTuesday, you can still give back and purchase a Day Pass online to make your contribution with us.
Spread the #bkblove.

Weare proud to support the following organizations as part of this initiative:
Somerville – Rosie’s Place
“Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Ourmission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.”
Queensbridge – First Descents
“First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.”
Chicago – Embarc Chicago
“Embarc is a three-year program that provides community-driven, experienced-based learning opportunities to low-income High School students to inspire and prepare them for college and career success.”
“The Brooklyn Boulders Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Founded in 2010, it was created from the support and enthusiasm of the Brooklyn Boulders community. We serve to improve the environment and make climbing accessible to the public, specifically inner-city youth and people with physical disabilities.”
Libby Peter is one of those women who can seamlessly do it all; she’s a pioneer female mountain guide in the UK and a mother to two fearless daughters, all the while continuing to push her limits in the mountains. As a young girl, she truly believed she was scared of heights and wouldn’t be […]
At the inaugural event of the Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival held in Bishop last year, time and again over the course of the weekend I heard murmurs (from both men and women) taking note of the unusually large number of females climbing together in one space. I said it myself, too. None of these comments were made in jest. They were simply pointing out an observantly rare phenomenon: that there were over 150 women—visible as far as the eye can see—encouraging and supporting one another while rock climbing. In a word, it felt special.
And for a second time, from March 3-5, 2017, this one-of-a-kind happening will come to life once again. Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news Flash Foxy Women's Climbing Festival
It’s a simple act, really, this whole coming together with women and

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… yet it carries an impact and meaning that transcends beyond the many heated debates in our community and the world at large surrounding gender politics. Instead of what some might incorrectly perceive as a protest against men in climbing (trust us, we like climbing with you, too), this event is really just about celebrating.
We’re celebrating that we can turn the scene of hundreds of women climbing together in a single space a normal event. We’re celebrating the opportunity for both beginner and veteran climbers alike to grow our skills and experiences. We’re celebrating the unique occasion to openly share and discuss topics that can empower us in the outdoors and in our own climbing communities. And if nothing else at all, we’re celebrating that we get to climb and hang out in Bishop—one of the greatest places on earth—with over 200 rad women for an entire weekend. Really, there’s plenty for us to rejoice over.
Take a look at this year’sevent schedule, and optional workshops/clinics for more details.

How to attend the 2017 Women’s Climbing Festival

Stoked and want to take part in the 2017 Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival?
Ticket registration will open promptly at 12pm PST on December 1. Last year’s event sold out in under 24 hours, and with only 200 spots available this year, I promise you they will sell out quickly again. Make sure toregister here to secure your spot!
Ticket registration, which includes meals and events for the weekend, costs $70, and for those willing and able to help offset costs for other participants, a $95 “Superwomen” pay-more-if-you-can option also exists. Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news Register for the Flash Foxy Women's Climbing Festival

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Have you ever forgotten to lock a carabiner? For many climbers, myself included, the answer is unfortunately yes. Of course, I could have continued along using traditional locking carabiners with a bit of extra caution, but life has a tendency to teach us the same lessons over and over until we learn them. Rather than sticking around for the next lesson, I resolved to make the switch to auto-locking carabiners.
Once unwieldy and heavy pieces of gear found only attached to GriGris in your neighborhood gym, auto-lockers have undergone a revolution. I began my search with a few requirements in mind: I needed a carabiner that was easy to use, as light or lighter than my original locking carabiners (56 gram Black Diamond Positrons), and cheap enough to make the switch without cutting into the sacred beer budget.

The contenders

Black Diamond Magnetrons Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news VaporLock Magnetron
I absolutely love the Black Diamond Magnetrons. They open with the pinch of your fingers, and the lightweight model, the Vaporlock, weighs the same as the Positron. However, at $25-$30 each, my future would be both a safe and undeniably sober one.

Edelrid Pure Slider Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news pure-slider-carabiner-min
I looked at the EdelridPure Slider, which features a sliding lock on the gate of the carabiner. A slide of the finger opens the gate, and at 42g, the Pure Slider is one of the lightest locking carabiners on the market. Unfortunately, I have reservations about using the Pure Slider as a belay carabiner. With a sliding lock on the gate, it seems all too easy for a belay device to push the slider and open the gate, rather than a finger. While not a candidate for replacing my current lockers, I am considering picking up one or two of these for use on must-not-fail pieces. Whenever a single piece of gear is keeping you from serious injury, adding a locker can inspire confidence and, most importantly, add an extra margin of safety.

Grivel Twin Gates Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news Grivel Twin Gate Carabiners
Finally, we have the line of Grivel Twin Gate carabiners. These carabiners are so easy to use that I can manipulate them while wearing my dirtbag belay gloves (gardening gloves with holes cut into the cuffs). Unlike the Magnetrons, these are wallet-friendly with all but one model retailing for less than $20. Oh, and they’re positively airy, too! At 39g, the Plume, a double wiregate model, is the second lightest locking carabiner on the market. Time to rack up, these might just be the best locking carabiners on the market!

Twin gates explained

The carabiners themselves are elegantly simple; Grivel has brilliantly rethought the approach used to lock carabiners. Instead of adding extra moving parts, a second gate prevents the primary gate from being opened by accident. At first, I was skeptical, but unlike the Edelrid Pure Slider, I could find no way in which a belay carabiner might open by accident. The locking mechanism is automatic by design, but requires almost no more effort to manipulate than a traditional carabiner. Grivel has released the twin gate design for a multitude of models, giving climbers a wide variety of options for implanting the twin gate system.
To put it simply, these twin gates bring considerable progress to the evolution locking carabiners. They are safer, easier to use, and lighter than competing carabiners, and they are available at an affordable price. Take a look through the list of available models to find the right carabiner for you.

Plume K3G Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news plume-carabiner-min
This dual wiregate model is the epitome of light and fast. It is the second lightest locking carabiner on the market, losing that title by a mere 2g. The dual wiregates will not seize up from ice, grit, or snow. If you plan on heading into harsh alpine conditions, this is the only locking carabiner you should take with you.

Mega K6G Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news mega-carabiner-min
The Mega is the belay carabiner of choice. While the die-hard weight fanatics may choose the lightest option for all of their locking carabiner needs, a purpose-built belay carabiner offers advantages. The rounded surface of the carabiner is kind to your rope, reducing wear and tear. The size of the carabiner makes handling a breeze and can hold many strands of rope. Finally, the double solid gate turns a normal carabiner into a seemingly bombproof loop of metal.

Lambda K7G Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news lambda-carabiner-min
The Lambda offers the same advantages of the Mega as a dedicated belay carabiner, but by combining one wiregate with one solid gate, it offers a 15g weight advantage.

Sigma K8G Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news sigma-carabiner-min
The Sigma features an offset D shape, making it perfect for ensuring the security of must-not-fail pieces of protection. Whether the crux comes after the first bolt or after a long runout, you can use the Sigma to eliminate the risk of the rope coming unclipped.

SYM K9G Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news sym-carabiner-min
While oval carabiners tend to be the least useful shape, Grivel offers them up for your old-school climbing pleasure.

Clepsydra K10G Rock climbing and bouldering pictures and news clepsydra-carabiner-min
Anti-crossloading carabiners are becoming popular choices for belayers. Unfortunately, they are about as useful as chalking up before belaying. A good deal of Google-fu revealed a grand total of zero accidents in which a belay carabiner broke due to crossloading. I’m not saying it can’t happen, just that it hasn’t happened yet. An argument can be made that belaying is more comfortable on an anti-crossloading carabiner, but be warned: the Clepsydra won’t fita GriGri.
In the writing of this article, I tried to make sense of the carabiner model numbers. My theory is as follows: K denotes that the product is an Italian karabiner, fancier than a regular English carabiner. Each karabiner then receives an identifying number. Finally, all Twin Gate carabiners are labeled with a G, which obviously stands for “f***ing awesome” in Italian.

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