Archive for the ‘climbing’ Category

logo contest

Posted: 9th January 2013 by affehaus in climbing, design, not a sports blog

Our [previously, and yet, soon to be] local climbing gym is having a contest, so they can replace their crappy* old logo with a “modern, fresh, timeless” version. Old logo:                       My idea:                         […]

Free Solo Up Half Dome

Posted: 3rd October 2011 by affehaus in climbing

[minor update] It has been brought to my attention that I never mentioned the climber’s name. doh Alex Honnold _____________________ Wow. This kid (26; from my perspective, that’s a kid) is a free solo artist– that is, he climbs without protection. No harness, no ropes, no safety net. Just him, a pair of shoes and […]

Autumn, Maybe?

Posted: 8th September 2011 by affehaus in climbing, design

Earth Treks Climbing Center sent out an e-mail advertising their third-quarter events. Interesting choice of words for something aimed at people for whom a “fall” is exactly what they’re trying to avoid.

Review: 5.10 Moccasyms

Posted: 12th August 2011 by 7ucyClark in climbing, not a sports blog, review

For Casual Affairs Only $99.95 from REI I picked these up back in February as an alternative gym shoe. I’d been looking for a ‘slipper’ style shoe for a while, the Moccasym seemed reasonably priced, and I’ve had good experiences with 5.10 (in fact, my outdoor shoe is the 5.10 Coyote VCS 2). And the […]

time and space

Posted: 9th August 2011 by 7ucyClark in climbing, not a sports blog, travel

This weekend, Lucy and I went to Birdsboro to do some outdoor climbing. The ‘why’ of our being there is incidental, except for the fact that there’s a not-insignificant hike from the parking lot to the climb-site. And in that hike, I’ve come to experience empirical proof of Relativity. It takes about ten minutes to […]

Climbing the Walls: West Virginia

Posted: 15th June 2011 by 7ucyClark in climbing, not a sports blog, review

This past weekend, Lucy & I took an excursion to do some outdoor climbing. The New River Gorge, or “the New”, as those in the familiar refer to it (as opposed to “the Red”)*  is the longest and deepest river gorge in the Appalachian area; the environment was (and continues to be) created by the […]

Eiger Speed Climb. Solo

Posted: 18th April 2011 by 7ucyClark in climbing

Ueli Steck is bat-shit Fah King insane. But that’s an opinion, not a diagnosis. It may also be slightly tainted by bias. This Ueli fellow currently owns the speed-climb record for the Eiger Sanction North Face (Heckmair Route). He made the climb in a brisk 2:47:33 hours… and– this is the bit with the high […]

Prana t-shirt contest

Posted: 20th March 2011 by 7ucyClark in climbing, design, I made

So Lucy and I created designs for the Prana ‘men’s t-shirt’ contest; I think they’re pretty strong. I’m especially fond of the ‘swing, baby’. The categories were: yoga, climbing, sustainability, nature, logo, inspirational, and miscellaneous… naturally, some of those were easier to design for than others. To be honest, I kind of shoe-horned my ‘yoga’ […]