Climbing links from around the world
Countries and continents
People in the following listing are helpful friends of hot rock and / or guardians of local knowledge.
It is not, by any means, an exhaustive list of climbing in those countries. To start with, the Hot Rock new routes book includes routes in plenty of countries, and on dozens of crags not on t'internet!
For the best travel photojournalism in my (slightly biased) opinion, check out www.lillypix.co.uk
Argentina: Have a look at Rolando Garribotti's site for Patagonia, or check out stonedance for much of the rest of the country. Or, if you speak Spanish click here for the Bariloche blog or here for Escaladaenroca.
Cambodia: Ask Ben for a Guidebook
Ecuador: it's all about Monodedo
Egypt: The Israeli climbing club does an interactive topo for Sinai
Ethiopia: go here to buy a cool book about hot rock's ascent of Wehni
Kenya: Contact Leo at the mountain club of Kenya
Malaysia: For info on the local scene contact Patrick at Camp 5
Mozambique: Contact Alard at Alard's Bigwall Climbing
Namibia: the Mountain Club of SA has a namibia section
Peru: Matias Rubio runs the comprehensive Toposperu site, which covers the whole of rock climbing in Peru. Useful, as there's no guidebooks.
Sudan: For general help contact Midhat Mahir at Globtours
Syria: Contact Juerg at Syriaclimbing.ch
Vietnam: Slo or Pony for all the Halong Bay DWS: Slopony.com
Worldwide mountaineering info: The American Alpine Journal library
Worldwide indoor wall listing: Indoorclimbing.com
General climbing portal: abcofclimbing
Competition & top level climbing news: 8a
Rock climbing courses in the sun: rock and sun
Planning overland journeys: Go Overland
A friend in Asia: contact Pete at Odyssey Overland for non-climbing overland trips there
Here's a few independent retailer links - folk who have been good to hot rock in the past! All of them do internet orders too:
Symonds Yat: Bananafingers
Milton Keynes: the outdoor shop
North West: Ultimate Outdoors
Accrington: Outdoor Gear Store
Ambleside: the climbers shop
Forums and magazines
Many of the organisations above have their own forums and I'm not going to list them all again. The best climbing forums in the uk, by far, are at UKClimbing.
Lastly, if your site deserves a link, Contact me