UKC Attend 4th ClimbWeb Conference

© Alan James
The member of the 4th conference held in Belgium - May 2010  © Alan James
The member of the 4th conference held in Belgium - May 2010
© Alan James

Last weekend saw the fourth annual gathering of the International Climbing Web Network. attended the meeting and reinforced friendships and professional links with many major climbing websites across Europe.

All websites involved in work closely together and share a similar ethos on climbing and on climbing journalism. Many major websites are members and the group is growing on a yearly basis.

The gathering was held in Belgium, close to the crag of Freyr, and the morning discussions were followed by some limestone sport climbing in the afternoons.

Topics discussed included the ClimbWeb relationship with the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) and how we propose to cooperate in our reporting of international climbing competitions, and the use of social networks and social tools within climbing specific internet media.

"It was a great opportunity to swap ideas on web site content, marketing, social networking and many other aspects of running a climbing and mountaineering web site. It also gave a fascinating insight into the dynamics of different rock climbing communities across Europe and what we can learn from each other." commented Alan James, Director of

Many major players were in attendance including (France), (Belgium), (Germany) and (Czech Republic). The members of the network cover all corners of the globe and more information is available on the ClimbWeb Website.

Articles and news items on that have been a direct result of our ClimbWeb involvement include Petrohrad - Czech Bouldering Paradise and the Nanga Parbat Film News Item.

Alan James at Freyr during the ClimbWeb Conference 2010
© Jack Geldard, May 2010

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19 May, 2010
Sounds like a cartel ;)
19 May, 2010
I thought Pierre looked pretty good actually Serpico. Especially when he was warming up on 8a's at Freyr. Which has pretty stiff grades I thought. Good luck in the French comps this year Pierre! Jack (Geek).
19 May, 2010
Geek or no geek, socks and sandals worked for Pierre, he did a couple of 8a's quick time over the weekend. Shit hot boulderer too. Jack and Jens are on the jury together at the Arco Rockmaster Fest in July, (un)fortunately I'll be working for UKC at the Friedrichshafen OutdDoor Show. I'm sure there will be some discussion about the E-grade.
19 May, 2010
Life is just one long jolly for you guys isn't it.....
19 May, 2010
It's not far from Friedrichshafen to Arco, nip down for a pint & some cheese one evening Mick. I'll even buy a round.
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