Blog Posts - Rock Climbing



Climbing Off The Grid: Indonesia

  With more than 17,000 islands, thousands of ethnic groups, too many different cultures to count, Komodo dragons and colorful festivals, Indonesia could be the next exotic rock climbing destination on your bucket list. The volcanic origins of t...
by BarePockets on Dec 4, 2016

Climbing Off The Grid: Indonesia

  Indonesia, with its more than 17,000 islands, thousands of ethnic groups, too many different cultures to count, Komodo dragons and colorful festivals, has  potential to become the next exotic rock climbing destination on our bucket list. The...
by BarePockets on Dec 4, 2016

Railay Beach Rock Climbing & The Emerald Cave

This two-part challenge started at the famous Railay Beach, where we explored the beautiful island cliffs by climbing up them! Railay (Rai Leh Beach Thailand), is a small peninsula between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand, and although it...
by Tourist 2 Townie on Apr 27, 2016

Geyikbayiri Reloaded

… and intensified times infinity. This is not an article about rock climbing. There are too many of those out there. Besides, climbing is a personal, intimate journey we all experience and understand differently. So instead of listening to other pe...
by BarePockets on Apr 25, 2016

Out of Practice

When you have been away from a sport for a while, it takes a few tries to get back where you left off. I decided to go to a sport-climbing gym to get some routes in before I try to head outdoors this spring, and man was that a good idea. I tend to fo...
by Trails Trees and Skis on Apr 18, 2016

Rock Climbing from Your Couch

Rock climbing is a fun sport, but it can really beat you up. When you don’t have the time, money, or friends to go with you, there’s another way to get your adrenaline fix. Video game rock climbing seems kind of like a cop-out, but with...
by Trails Trees and Skis on Mar 22, 2016

New Updates for the Kern River Sierra Map!

The Kern River Sierra Outdoor Recreation Topo Map, 4th Edition:The new and improved 4th Edition of the Kern River Sierra Outdoor Recreation Map, published Fall 2015.A few of the newest changes and updates:Piutes Motorized Singletrack added! Upda...
by The Mud Blog on Mar 21, 2016

Return to Geyikbayiri. Turkey in Flames

Well, it’s been nearly four years, but we’re back. Yes, time does fly fast, still the moment we landed it seemed as if it was only yesterday that we left. Did anything change? Of course. Looking deep within ourselves, we find we all have.
by BarePockets on Mar 21, 2016

8 Greek Island-Hopping Adventures Not To Be Missed

There are some 6,000 Greek islands scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas, only 227 of them inhabited. Each and every one is worth your while, although some are more difficult to get to than others. Don’t know where to start? Well, the...
by BarePockets on Feb 22, 2016

Mount Pamitinan

Our first trek for the year 2016 we decided to do a TWIN hike.On this post, will be Mt. Pamitinan and I will just make a follow up on our Mt. Binicayan adventure.I don't usually put rates in my blog posts because it always changes.Though I get a lot...
by Explored and Experienced on Feb 9, 2016

Why You Should Go Rock Climbing

It is pretty obvious in this blog that Sweetie and I have a huge love for rock climbing. We look forward to climb both new routes and our favorite ones during weekends after a hard week’s work. We congratulate each other as we feel ourselves get be...
by Adrenaline Romance on Feb 1, 2016

How to make a Rock climbing birthday cake

How to make a Rock climbing birthday cake   My little nephew Asher isn’t that little any more! He’s eight already. Last weekend he had a climbing party and before Christmas he told me exactly what he wanted his cake to be. Yes I know...
by Cakes Bakes And Cookies on Jan 29, 2016

How to make a Rock climbing birthday cake

How to make a Rock climbing birthday cake   My little nephew Asher isn’t that little any more! He’s eight already. Last weekend he had a climbing party and before Christmas he told me exactly what he wanted his cake to be. Yes I know...
by Cakes Bakes And Cookies on Jan 29, 2016

Sinaia, Queen of Carpathian Resorts

In 1883, the legendary Orient Express made its first run, connecting the west and east by a luxury train turned five-star hotel. On its way, it stopped in Sinaia, the summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family, where King Carol I himself greeted t...
by BarePockets on Jan 12, 2016

Lehigh Park Bouldering

Here in the Chicago area, it appears we live in a climbing wasteland, with few bluffs or crags that are appropriate to climb. The nearest quality climbing that I can find (though I'm not quitting my search) is 5+ hours away, heading North or South. I...
by Midwest Multisport Life on Nov 18, 2015

Lehigh Park Bouldering

Here in the Chicago area, it appears we live in a climbing wasteland, with few bluffs or crags that are appropriate to climb. The nearest quality climbing that I can find (though I'm not quitting my search) is 5+ hours away, heading North or South. I...
by Midwest Multisport Life on Nov 18, 2015

Rock Climbing and Hot Springs in Băile Herculane

  L et’s face it, it was the 2014 Petzl RocTrip that put Romania on the climbing map. I knew it would live up to the challenge, but did you? Băile Herculane was the trip’s first base camp. From here, the team continued to Bulgaria,...
by BarePockets on Nov 13, 2015

Day 10 of our 21 day adventure

It’s 6:00 a.m. and stifling in our room! After checking the thermostat, I realize why it feels so hot in here; it’s 80°! I quickly call maintenance and a man shows up within a few minutes to check everything out. … Continue reading →...
by Putting My Feet in the Dirt on Oct 21, 2015

Rock Climbing - Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze

Labyrinth and Lemon SqueezeFor rock climbers, finding unique, challenging climbs can sometimes be difficult. One of the best, according to advanced climbers is Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze, located on the grounds of Mohonk Mountain House. The entir...
by My Dogs Keep Me Sane on Sep 3, 2015

Veliko Târnovo, the Old City of Tsars – Part 3

In the third and final part of our epic journey through time and space in medieval Veliko Târnovo, we head for a stroll down its old streets, pass by the stacked houses of the picturesque Varosha quarter, have a delicious taste of Bulgarian cuisine,...
by BarePockets on Jul 30, 2015


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