www.dpmclimbing.com ???


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Dave-o Friedman · · Boulder,CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 5

Hey Everyone

What happened to this website?

Luke Bertelsen · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Feb 2005 · Points: 2,791

It was bad and they updated it just shy of never........

Oh, that's why it doesn't exist any more.

Dave-o Friedman · · Boulder,CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 5

They were updating the website almost daily so I am confused by your comment Luke. This website was my daily climbing porn for several years... Tough to see it go.

Luke Bertelsen · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Feb 2005 · Points: 2,791

I think you are referring to the user sourced content like the climbing videos?

In terms of climbing news it was basically never attended to. I recall they had a post about Tommy Caldwell changing to Edelrid ropes that remained the newest post for months.... not quite the climbing news I am hoping for.

I doubt they were making much off the site. It surely seems that it was someone's labor of love quite similar to what Climbing Narc once was (R.I.P. Climbing Narc).

I think there are a boatload of people that wish there was a better location for seeking out 'climbing porn'. Alas, there is no such place.

Lest I come off as too much of a jerk know that I too share the desire for better 'climbing porn' sites.

Pnelson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 95

Climbing media has been going downhill even more than regular media. It appears that the only way to get up-to-date climbing news nowadays is to follow various pro athletes' Instatwit feeds.

Dylan Demyanek · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Jan 2011 · Points: 1,036

Up until about 10 months ago, DPM was actually pretty decent as far as reporting on climbing. Usually only about a day behind the insta-feeds. But it has been useless recently.

Logan Schiff · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 60

Yeah DPM and Climbingnarc used to be my regular spots. Now it's just Instagram. Lots of great photos but not quite the same analysis.

D B · · Denver · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 205

With DPM gone, rock climbing is in desperate need of a counter-culture mag. Hopefully before Olympic fever kicks in.

Dustin B · · Steamboat · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 1,285

I miss Verm's blog...

John Ryan · · Poncha Springs, CO · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 165

FYI. From an email Monday from DPM:
"10 years ago, I dreamed of starting of starting a revolutionary climbing media platform that combined a free print and online publication with a website that offered news, cutting edge videos and a social element for climbers to share their videos, pictures and stories.

DPM has been that media platform for over 9 years, inspiring climbers around the world to be young and unruly. It's truly been an amazing journey, and we couldn't have done it without our amazing staff, contributors, and readers like you.

Much has changed in the DPM family, we've moved on both physically and mentally pursuing other business and interests. It's time to say goodbye to DPM - but we couldn't leave without saying, "thank you".

We'd like to thank everyone that was integral to DPM - our hundreds of thousands of readers; our loyal and committed advertisers; our humorous and clever editor of many years, Mikey Williams; our committed ad manager who always looked out for us, Anthony Lapomardo; our "web guy" Billy Ford who always helped us avert web crises; our families and friends, and our incredible and generous investors (you know who you are).

For a short time, we will offer DPM for sale. We know that in the right hands, DPM could have a rebirth, but our life focus has changed, and we are no longer able to breath life into climbing media. That is a job for the next generation. (If you are interested, just reply to this email to get the conversation started.)

Until our paths cross again.....Gone Fishing,
Matt

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Pnelson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 95
D B wrote:With DPM gone, rock climbing is in desperate need of a counter-culture mag. Hopefully before Olympic fever kicks in.
I dunno, how many different ways can a "writer" spin the "Do you feel bad? Quit your job and climb!" narrative? That's about the depth of the "counterculture" climbing mags these days.
D B · · Denver · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 205
Pnelson wrote: With DPM gone, rock climbing is in desperate need of a counter-culture mag. Hopefully before Olympic fever kicks in. I dunno, how many different ways can a "writer" spin the "Do you feel bad? Quit your job and climb!" narrative? That's about the depth of the "counterculture" climbing mags these days.

That's pretty much my point. It's all shallow and lacks self reflection and humor.

Mateo San Pedro · · OR · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 280

Nothing was better than the old Smackmag and ClimbXMedia.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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