Psychology of projecting on Taipan

The very smart, and obviously blessed with excellent handwriting, Paul Geil, has mapped the emotional trajectory of sending a project on Taipan Wall. Now that the renowned sweep of glorious red rock is once again open to the pawing hands of wannabe heroes we thought it perfect to share. The graphic lays out key markers in the process as you soar to giddy heights and plumb despairing lows and though it was formed out of obsession for Taipan tickage, at VL we are sure…

News – The Australian Climbing Festival 2014

The 2014 Australian Climbing Festival has come and gone in a three-day blur of familiar faces, climbing talk, climbing celebrities, actual climbing, speakers, debates, workshops, food, parties, talk, more talk, gear, films, big guns, big slopers and a who’s who of Australian crushers battling it out on the bouldering wall at the Oceania and Australian Bouldering Nationals. After a long seven year wait, the rebooted ACF didn’t disappoint. Organisers Gemma Woldendorp and Natasha Sebire did a fantastic job of putting…

The Great ACF Debate – Is Climbing Sexy?

Is climbing sexy? This weekend at the Australian Climbing Festival the question is going to be decided once and for all by a totally unbiased team of debaters, with the winning team selected by a totally unbiased audience. Some of climbing’s finest minds will be gathering at the festival for the debate, as will the two debating teams. Vertical Life has spoken to the captains of the two opposing teams to find out who will be debating and give us a glimpse of the…

VL Hard Copy + Massive TNF competition

The much-heralded, long-awaited inaugural print issue of Vertical Life has been born in all its tactile, technicolour glory! And if you stump up $20 to buy a copy before Midday EDT on 27 October 2014 you’ll get automatically entered into our The North Face competition where you could get kitted out in over $1000 worth of TNF gear, including a Verto Storm Jacket, a Verto Jacket, a Verto Micro Jacket, Verto Pants and a Verto Pack. Amazing prize, a grand, no…

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