Thinking of a prep trip before going to Yosemite? Or just want to get our during the December holidays for some rock climbing? Winter in Long Dong can be one of the best times for rock climbing and sending that hard project. Given its low temps and high friction on sea cliff sandstone.
2014 was an awesome year. I want to thank everyone who have made it such a great year! Especially those who have came for our courses and guided trips in China, Thailand, Taiwan and US. It was great to share climbing knowledge and instructions with you. Moving into 2015 we have many new developments coming up! First … Continue reading Kick start into 2015!
The world is small, it is even smaller when it comes to the world of climbers. In 2010, Matt Robertson, author of Long Dong Climbing Guide, put together a team of 21 climbers from all over the world including some big names like, Mayan Gobat Smith, Hazel Finlay and Tim Emmett. Somehow the average Joe, … Continue reading Incredible Hulk – Sunspot Dihedral
35 pitches and 3500ft of climbing, it is the longest thing Kelly and I have climbed. Previously having done The Nose on El Capitan too, we knew that Salathe Wall would be a level up from climbing The Nose, since there is more wide climbing/offwidth in the route and many spicy chimney pitches including the Half … Continue reading Salathe Wall, July 2014
Before I leave for Europe, I've got numerous advices from climbing pals and friends on where to stay, what to do and basically how to travel Europe like a climber. One interesting advice was to leave my Rack at home and bring 30 quick draws with me as there isn't trad climbing in Europe and … Continue reading Leave your rack at home?
Yes we are in Italy and it was a quick 2 weeks in Singapore running Elephant Slacklines Singapore's biggest event till date - Singapore Night Festival and also put up a presentation of our Yosemite Rock Trip for climbers who are interested to visit the mecca of granite climbing with us in future. "Dove il … Continue reading Dove il Bagno?
After 2 big walls in a week, we are feeling pretty tired from all the long days on the wall and hiking. With 3 more groups visiting Yosemite to climb with us, we have to streamline our plans for the next big wall. Both Salathe wall and Mount Watkins did not fit the bill as … Continue reading Lost Arrow Spire Direct
To climb a big wall in a day or free climb as many pitches as possible is always something Kelly and I have been thinking about for a long time. We have been looking at the big walls of Yosemite and been thinking hard what do we want to do next something that really … Continue reading Liberty Cap, South West Face in a day
Watched videos of Katie Brown and Lynn Hill free climb this steep big wall is just mind blowing. Loads of 11ish - 12c free and steep climbing and that is like few hundred ft off the ground. That's something which I think I might try to do in my future trips to Yosemite, perhaps not … Continue reading Dispatch 3: Leaning Tower, West Face
Daniel Woods learns how to trad climb? Making the transition is hard, I went through that stage of sidepulling cracks, trying to grab insane crimps beside a 5.6 hand size crack and fumbling 5 minutes for one gear placement. Watching the above video made me remember how noob I can be and there are just … Continue reading Yosemite Dispatch 2