A lot of my friends have been taking up climbing recently, which I think is pretty awesome. It's a great sport that can get you outside in good weather, and even if you only ever do it at a local gym it's still a wonderful opportunity to push yourself physically as well as mentally. It also creates an opportunity for more folks to belay me (I can be selfish about this, right?).
Two Nineteen Forty Four, a short video about Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds breaking the speed recorde on El Capitan's Nose. If you ever wondered what exactly OS X 10.11 got it's name from, this is it.
Climbing Daily is a nice video to watch when you've got 5-10 minutes that you don't otherwise know what to do with. If you're new to climbing, it's a great little resource to keep up on recent climbing news. If you're not into climbing at all, you're going to be completely lost, sorry.
What has two arms, one leg, and climbs like a mofo? Craig Demartino. This is a great episode from a great climbing podcast, The Enormocast. If you're new to climbing, you should listen to this episode for a couple of reasons:
Firstly, because it'll teach you the importance of clear communication with your climbing partner. Just yelling "OK" isn't good enough, even for veteran climbers. A rhythmic routine, comfort, and complacency can be deadly. A healthy dose of fear and paranoia can save your life (and maybe someone else's too).
The second reason is to experience a relatively graphic description about what can happen when things go wrong.
And lastly, because it's a great story about someone overcoming serious difficulties and pushing themselves beyond what seemed possible. And really, that's what climbing is all about.