Yearly Archives: 2011

Destination Lebanon

Will on a 7b at River Valley Road

Lebanon has great potential to be a rock climbing ‘destination’. We found a good base of existing bolted routes, massive opportunity to establish new climbs on solid limestone, basic services ready to cater to rural tourism and a friendly climbing

Posted in Lebanon, Activities in Tannourine

Love Lebanon

We carried out some Internet research and found the site ClimbLebanon run by Eli Abu Tayeh with a detailed list of mixed climbs and difficulty, with links to maps to rock climbing sites. Other searches provided us with exciting images

Posted in Lebanon, Activities in Tannourine

First Ascent Festival Armenia 21 – 31 May 2011

The First Ascent Festival, Armenia was held in May 2011. A preliminary site survey was conducted in April 2009 and the appraisal revealed extensive potential to establish climbing routes. There was enthusiasm among locals to rock climb but a distinct

Posted in Armenia

R-A-D blog in Oregon

Welcome to R-A-D blog, launching with shots of climbs on the spectacular basalt columns by the Crooked River in Central Oregon. See Will’s updates at

Posted in Central Oregon Basalt