Thursday, March 29, 2007

Random Photopost

Pic 1: Alden Short. "Clutch." Arthur's Rock.
Pic 2: TJ. "Beyond Life." Joe's Valley
Pic 3: Sane. "Block Party." Big Bend.
Pic 4: Mike Freischlag. "Guano Roof." Allenspark.
Pic 5: Stephanie Foster. "Sigi." Rocklands.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Visual # 22

I. A move through something at Arther's Rock. Fort Collins.

The Honeymilker

Daniel Woods on the 2nd ascent of "The Honeymilker." Mickey Meadows.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Visual #22

James Litz. A move through "Beyond Life." V11

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Visual # 21

Scott Neel, aka, "The Master of Mico." A movin' through "The Angler" V2. Joe's Valley.

The Visual # 20

Brain Russell. A move through "Low Tide" V6. Joe's Valley.

Monday, March 19, 2007

The Visual #19

Mike Capizzi. A move through "Maxi Pad." Joe's Valley.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Cedar Wright reflects on our Rocklands trip in Climbing's Photo Annual.

What happens when a crew of top climbers travels halfway around the world to visit the boulders of South Africa’s famed Rocklands?

Welcome to the Rocklands, the internationally famous, world-class bouldering destination that most Americans have heard of, but few have visited. This could very well be the world’s best — and biggest — bouldering area. It is but a miniscule chunk of the greater Cederberg mountain range, which stretches along the western coast of South Africa for nearly 50 miles and is strewn with bullet-hard sandstone blocks for its entire length. It is a land of infinite bouldering possibilities — a land of orange groves, Rooibos tea, and Pinotage vineyards, where you’ll find a grape that grows only in South Africa. When I was invited to spend two months here, in the summer of 2006, with a crew of North America’s best boulderers, I just couldn’t say no.

I arrive solo, a week later than the rest of the crew. In a daze, I navigate my rattly beater of a rental car (the “White Lightning,” or the “Mazdaratti” as one friend comes to call it) through hectic Capetown traffic. I wheeze and putt my way to our converted farmhouse rental and am greeted by the “full two-month commitment” posse: Andy Raether, filmmaker Chuck Fryberger, cook and soundman Andy Mann, and photographer Keith Ladzinski. Lisa Rands (with her husband, Wills Young) and Daniel Woods are to arrive a few weeks later, along with the talented boulderers Sarah Marvez and Steph Foster......
Read the rest of Cedar's account here:
and in the newest issue of Climbing Magazine.
photo by: Keith Ladzinski. Daniel Woods spotted by Cedar and I on a perfect unamed v7 in the Rocklands.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"Anything but Dull"

East Mountain, Hueco Tanks. Pete finishes off an impressive day in the backcountry by putting a just little more air between himself and his friends. I am never more inspired or learn more about the sport than from climbing with Pete Zoller. He is the man.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Visual #18

Ned Harris. A move though a classic new highball. Eldorado Canyon.

Lion's Den

Pic 1: Bob Horan - Tigger
Pic 2: Kourtney Betts - Bathtubs Left
Pic 3: Scott Neel - the I forgot my climbing shoes dyno
Pic 4: Kevin Smith - Big Cat

The Visual #17

Alden Short. A move through "Hiberian Probiscus." at the Lion's Den.

Friday, March 9, 2007

My lack of bouldering skills will be on display

in the next issue of Escalade Magazine, the premiere French climbing magazine, in an article about Penitente Canyon, Colorado.

I am most excited to be stacked on the back of French toilets across another country and then envied by some guy named Pierre twice a day as he squeezes out the byproduct of the area's finest wines and cheeses!

Tanks Example D

Bobbi Bensmen. A move through Snake Charmer. This was Bobbi's first trip to Hueco since the 1980's when she was setting the standards for women's bouldering at the time...with out crashpads. 20 years later she is no less fearless.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Tanks Example C

Naomi Guy. A move through the classic testpeice: Orafice Affair.

Tanks Example B

Trixie Tartasky. A move through Tall Cool Red One.