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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
5 New Sets From Uprising!
5 new sets are just out including massive slopers, pinches, edges and incuts.
Check them out at the holds page.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Gottlieb-Erica Scholarship for Aspiring Women Alpinists
The NZAC has announced a scholarship for aspiring women alpinists - find out more at the info/articles page.
Monday, November 10, 2010
How Strong Are These Holds?
Recently climbing walls have come under Australian construction standards (std AS 2316.1 - 2009) which has some provisions for climbing holds, including a minimum breaking strength of 1.5kN. Thats about 150kg. So we took our highest-torque jug (the tongue from the Rufus Set, top in the photo below) drilled a hole in it and threaded some prussik cord and pulled it with a load cell.
Dumb choice - the prussik blew at 600kg - although any more weight and I was afraid theT-Nut would pull through the plywood. I guess that counts as a pass anyway....
Monday, June 16, 2010
Bombproof HTP is here!
Uprising presents it's new breakthrough climbing hold material - check the new page
Monday, May 17, 2010
NZAC National Indoor Bouldering Series
We at Uprising are stoked to sponsor the first-ever NZAC National Indoor Bouldering Series. Four of the sweetest indoor bouldering venues in the country are teaming up with the Alpine Club to bring you a series of super fun evenings of bouldering mayhem. These events are for all ages and suit everyone from bouldering mutants to people who have never tried climbing before.
They run from 6-9pm on a Saturday evening and cost, wait for it, just $10!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Mayan sends 8c (33)
Oh My God.
Mayan, congratulations!! You are my hero.
On the 5th September Mayan sent "L’arcademicien" at Ceuse, a solid 8c (33) consisting of over 25m of mean technical crimpy climbing up a grey streak at one of the worlds most famous crags. She is the Kiwi woman to climb 33 and one of only a few in the world.
Apparently she tried a novel tactic. She took a day off.
Next challenge - Max and Mayan are off to Yosemite to terrorise some granite.
Keep posted at www.mayanclimbs.com
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sharma - Golpe De Estado 9b
Chris Sharma has been at it again, this time back in Siurana sending his project Golpe De Estado “Overthrow the Government” possible 9b.
Watch the clip at www.bigupproductions.com/#/blog/479/
Matterhorn North Face in Under 2 Hours
Stuck in Switzerland with 2 hours to kill? How about soloing the Matterhorn? Swiss mountain rocket Ueli Steck has recently climbed the north face by the Schmid Route in 1 hour 56 minutes, with a vertical gain of one kilometre. Witness the fitness.
Chris Webb-Parson Tears Up Hueco
Aussie mutant Chris Webb-Parsons has been tearing it up at Hueco Tanks, Texas with 3 8B and harder ascents in a week, including famous Fred Nicole testpieces Slashface (V13, 4th go) and Esperanza (V14). Mean as. He's got a website too, now - www.chriswebbparsons.com
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Kiwis Win Oceania Cup!!
From the 3rd-5th October, The Wall in Rotorua hosted an excellent 2008 New Zealand, and Scarpa Oceania Championships. The Aussies turned out in force, determined not to relinquish the grasp they have had on the Oceania Cup since it's inception. Points are awarded for podium finishes in speed and difficulty through all categories. The visitors had the speed wrapped up with a 500pt margin but it wasn't enough to offset the 700pt lead the Kiwis had amassed in the difficulty. Big respects to a frightfully strong Junior/Youth contingent with heaps of Kiwis becoming Oceania Champs in their grade. We will post up a list as soon as the results are released by the NZSF.
In the Open category the 2008 NZ National Champs were won by wounded battlers Sarah Gilmour and Zac Orme overcoming injuries to take it out. Aussie veterans Samantha Berry and Rob LeBreton defended their 2007 victories to take the Oceania Championships, with the top ranked Kiwis being Emma Hawke and Sefton Priestley both taking bronze.
Full credit to all the organisers, officials, routesetters, forerunners and Wall staff for a great event, and to the Aussies for being super positive and fun competitors.
Long live the Oceanias!