Rock climbing was an important part of Victorian mountaineering in the Alps, but it’s generally considered the sport of rock climbing began in the last quarter of the nineteenth century in various parts of Europe. Most climbing done in modern times is free climbing, as opposed to aid climbing, the gear-dependent form of climbing that dominated the sport’s earlier days…
Free climbing has since been divided into several sub-styles of climbing dependent on belay rigging. Over time, grading systems have also been created in order to more accurately compare the relative difficulties. If a hardcore sport workout outdoors is your cup of tea. Get high on some rock and send us your pics :)
From ‘The Dingo Menace’ Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, 22 November 1934
Surfing was king and the Kahuna still seems to rule the summer. As the warm season sets in, you can’t help but have some beach nostalgia. When it comes to the ocean waves, nothing sets out in your mind like the ancient art of wave riding and the sport of surfing.