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Massive rockfall in Yosemite (Sep. 2017)

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On Sep. 27 and 28, 2017, massive rockfall hit the eastern face of El Cap, Yosemite, on “Waterfall Route.”  The size of the initial rock that broke off the wall was estimated to be as large as 40M*20M*3M, followed by even larger-scaled rockfall events the next day in the same place.  It has caused at least one death and two climbers injured.

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How much slack is too much in lead belay?

How much slack is too slack while sport lead belaying?

Is there any differences in the speed and force in a fall when you give more / less slack?

A pair of climbers tried to find the answers in their video “Overcoming the Fear of Falling: Too much Slack while Lead Belaying?“  They concluded that in dynamic belay (IMPORTANT!!), belaying with some rope slack results in the softest catches if not considering the possibility of decking.  On the opposite, in hard catches, slack may make things worse.  *Please note that the conclusion is for sport climbing only.

 

 

2017 Long Dong Autumn Cleanup

Long Dong’s Autumn Cleanup will happen October 21st.

This time around, Taiwan’s own Redpoint Brewing Co. has donated beer, so you can come out and clean up Long Dong and drink some Long Dong Lager!

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2017 Long Dong Spring Cleanup

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TGG Bouldering Gym Reborn as T-Up Bouldering Gym

TGG Bouldering Gym, a small but well run bouldering gym on the border of Taoyuan and Hsinchu, has been massively expanded and reincarnated as T-UP bouldering gym.

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Like the newest generation of bouldering gyms in Taiwan, T-Up’s climbing walls features color coded holds, and  geometric wall design that creates uniquely challenging terrain. Slabs, dihedrals, overhangs, you name it its here. Featuring three well-sized climbing areas spanning two floors, T-Up is currently the largest bouldering gym in Taiwan, with significantly more climbing surface than STONE.

T-Up has fantastic holds sourced from all over the world, and the routes that we tried made good use of them. Route quality was for the most part quite good, though not quite as consistent as STONE.

Besides the well designed climbing facilities, T-Up has solid amenities and well-thought out layout including a waiting room, changing rooms, multiple bathrooms and a chillout area on the second floor.

For families with small children, there’s a walled-off kids area complete with mini slide and climbing holds.

T-Up also has world-class training facilities.

There is a Full-Tension training board, a system board, a peg/sloper board, a campusboard, as well as three fingerboards including, of course, a Beastmaker 2000. A Moonboard on the first floor completes the steep board trifecta.

At $280 for weekdays and $340 for weekends, the prices are almost as steep as the training boards, though time-based discounts and package pricing help. Is it worth it? For a world class climbing experience in a well designed gym with generous opening hours, we think the answer is yes.