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  • Kurt Albert, who died on September 27 aged 56, invented the “redpoint” or free style of climbing

    10/06/2010 10:32:52 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 03 Oct 2010 | no byline
    He developed the idea in the early 1970s on expeditions to the Franconian Jura mountains, when he would paint a red “x” on each piton he could avoid using for a foot- or handhold. Once he was able to complete a route avoiding all of them, he would paint a red dot at the base of the climb so that others could have a go. Albert’s “redpoints” sparked the development of the sport climbing movement and the term “redpoint” is used as a measure of performance.... A turning point in his life came in 1973 during a trip to the...
  • Video: "Spiderman" Speed rock climbing

    02/18/2009 7:11:54 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 686+ views
    Amazing Speed Rock Climbing
  • Best disclaimer of all time

    02/01/2007 7:20:34 PM PST · by Scothia · 12 replies · 408+ views
    WARNING Nature is unpredictable and unsafe. Mountains are dangerous. Many books have been written about these dangers, and there's no way we can list them all here. Read the books. Nelson Rocks Preserve is covered in steep terrain with loose, slippery and unstable footing. The weather can make matters worse. Sheer drops are everywhere. You may fall, be injured or die. There are hidden holes. You could break your leg. There are wild animals, which may be vicious, poisonous or carriers of dread diseases. These include poisonous snakes and insects. Plants can be poisonous as well. We don't do anything...
  • Obituary

    11/29/2005 5:07:36 AM PST · by 08morganl · 4 replies · 344+ views
    Redneck World Magazine | 2004
    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. he will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isnt always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (dont spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting stategies (adults, not kids, are...
  • CA: Forest Service bans climbing at Tahoe's Cave Rock

    07/11/2003 1:16:15 PM PDT · by lainie · 13 replies · 205+ views
    sacbee ^ | July 11, 2003 | AP
    <p>RENO, Nev. (AP) - Rock climbing will be banned at a popular site at Lake Tahoe under a new management plan announced by the U.S. Forest Service.</p> <p>The decision released Thursday said Cave Rock - a volcanic formation held sacred by the Washoe Tribe - is a cultural resource worthy of protection.</p>