Gear this Week: 4-20-12
This weeks YouTube Episode of Coach CWall: Shortcuts to Thinking deals with a topic that I see all the time in our athletic community. It deals with something called Inductive Reasoning, which basically means drawing a false conclusion from a set of facts. For example, Tom runs fast on Tuesdays. Today is Tuesday. Therefore Tom will run fast. You see where I am going?
Woot! Go Whitney!!
How do you define yourself? Are you a climber, a writer, a speaker, an activist? What about an artist, or a traveler, or a skateboarder, or a filmaker, or a foodie?
The trick isn’t to discover which one of those things you do the most and ignore the rest, but rather to find a way to combine a group of them into something greater than any one of them can be standing alone.
Written by Duane Raleigh
The double bowline without a back up has been blamed for at least two recent fatal accidents. Photo: bigstockphoto.com
A British coroner has ruled that the bowline knot is to blame for the death for David Rothman, 73, of Bredon, England. On November 7, Rothman, a climber of some 50 years, detached from his rope and fell 30 feet to the floor at the Warehouse climbing gym in Gloucester.
4/12/12 - Johanna Ernst from Austria has climbed Open Your Mind (5.14c) in Santa Linya, Spain, marking her first of the grade and likely the first female ascent.
Dani Andrada first climbed the route in February 2008; it has seen repeats by the likes of Adam Ondra, Patxi Usobiaga, Ramón Julian Puigblanque, Dave Graham, and more.
The news that Robyn Erbesfield, 48, sent God’s Own Stone, a 5.14a in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky, came out a lot more slowly than the news that her 10-year-old daughter, Brooke, had. Brooke climbed the route on March 29 and Robyn on April 1, over Spring Break. See reports here (Brooke) and here (Robyn).
We caught up with Robyn, who turns 49 next month, over the weekend. A former four-time overall World Cup champion in sport climbing, she is program director and coach for Team ABC, and lives in Boulder.
AH-MAZING PHOTOS!! *Drool*
Our team of photographers on duty at the 2011 Petzl RocTrip in Gétù Valley, China brought back many great shots. A few months have passed since the event, it’s now time to share a new exclusive photo gallery of climbing and lifestyle photos.