Jim Karn of Metolius talks to us about their foray into making climbing holds with aluminum. We talk about the advantages and limits of the material, and Jim reveals how he'll judge the product's success.
First Dissent is what I'm calling episodes where I just talk for a bit...it's funnier when you say it out loud.
As livestreams become standard fare for mid-tier and top-tier competitions, it's time to identify the shortcomings of current streams and figure out what's required to bring our broadcasts to the next level.
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Industry legend Louie Anderson spends an hour helping to flesh out the evolution of climbing walls in North America. Features talk of Louie's start in the biz, the influence of landscape architects in the early days, setting 20ft comp routes with Tony Yaniro, and what gyms he considers to be our guiding light into the future.
Climbing Hold Review has been reviewing the best and worst of climbing holds for an entire decade. As they transition their focus to outdoor gear in general, I talk to Jeremy Dowsett about the website he created. Plus: getting sued for reviews, hold makers that he really misses, and what company he thinks doesn't live up to all the hype.
Tyler talks with Kellen Tapley and Max Summerlee about whatever they feel like: in this instance, Asana's new multi-tex holds, and belay gear culture in Ontario.
Production is abysmal in this hastily-thrown together episode, but I'll be back to normal next week. Thanks for your patience.