Stoneworks Returns

11 05 2011

Carrolton’s climbing converted silos, formerly known as Stoneworks, will be reopening on May 21 as the North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center bringing the same great climbing, as well as gear rental and trip guides for all other sorts of outdoor pursuits.

Check out their page here.

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Build Your Own Wall

26 06 2008

By now that government stimulus check is probably burning a hole in your pocket. If you’ve not already spent it all filling up your SUV, consider building a garage climbing wall to get your fix.

Check out these sites for more info:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Garage-Climbing-Wall/

http://www.indoorclimbing.com/climbing_walls.html

http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/HowtoBuildaHomeBoulderingWall.pdf

And if you’re feeling really industrious, you can even make your own holds. The following are pretty interesting.

http://www.makehandholds.com/

http://www.alpinedave.com/misc/holds/hold_making.htm

Good luck….





Sunday Video Roundup

22 06 2008

Time for the Sunday Video Roundup. The first is of a beautiful 5.13 overhang somewhere in Austin. Pretty sure it’s Flat Creek, but don’t ask me how to get there because I’ve never been.

This next video comes from the great white north, home of such notables as William Shatner and the band Steppenwolf. Here’s Sonnie Trotter running through a campus routine. (We found it via SendAustin)