Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Viz # 30

A move through Immortality. The Kluttergarden.

The Cool Arete

and then Ryan Brazell having a nice slice of pink granite near Red Cliff. Hmmmm tasty...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Fred Nicole.

oh, just because.

One year ago today I embarked on one of the greatest adventures of my life. To the Rocklands.
Here Fred sits atop his 1st ascent, "Shosholoza." (which in the native Afrikaans means: "To go forward or make room for the next man") 8b/+.

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Hollow's Way.

sneel & mico alejandro fighting enemies.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Visual #29 (ish?)

a move through "Starr Crossed Lovers." Red Cliff.

Richter Scale

and yet, a third send from friday's fabulous flatiron extravaganza. ten points for yer efforts sir charles. you may bag it, tag it, and sell it to the butcher in the store.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Captain Hook

"Arrrrrggggghhhhh Matey!" Savy?

Deluxe Festival of Flesh

Chuck Fryberger.
A send brought to you courtesy of: Subaru Outback, Sawtooth Ale, The first free ascentist of the Diamond, a Marvez, and a mann high in a sketchy tree.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Jim Holloway

I had the great opportunity to co-write, with John Gill, an interview piece about Jim Holloway an upcoming issue of Climbing Magazine. This has been a year long project of mine that all started with a memorable day of hanging out and chatting with him and Jim Michaels for a Frontrangebouldering.com podcast, and culminated in me delving into Holloway's dusty, old, cob-webbed boxes of photos from his musky attic. It was very nerve-racking for me, hammering through the unanswered questions of two generations that have become mystery, and listening to what had already become legend.
Jim was without doubt the Fred Nicole of his time: a. Shy and withdrawn. b. More powerful than anyone of his time. and most importantly..c. Searching boulder to boulder, often alone, in search of movement that could challenge him. Jim spent up to 30 days working boulder problems, and such, "to project", was born right here our the poison ivy infested, falcon nested, dog- walking, adventurous Flatirons. Welcome back to the forefront of Bouldering Mr. Holloway. I hope you get the cover!
photo courtesy of JohnGill.net

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

not very classic.

Chuck Fryberger. Rock Climbing on Cedar Spine. Rocklands.

you may know this also by. "best problem in the world."

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Raether spins Woods "Out of Balance." vee-eleven, Rocklands.

Of Ticks and Burns.

Tyler Landmen sending "Suspension of Disbelief Stand". Before Ty pulled on the problem he pulled a tick off his shoulder and burned it. So I suppose you could you say he "Burned the Tick, then Ticked the Burn."

Monday, May 7, 2007

Live under the Red Monster 11/28/05 Ibex Crags, UT

Set 1: lots of Dead.

Meet my band:
Me on 6 string guitar,
JJ and Chuffer on the boxed wine,
and Sane playing the Canon.
and you bet we rocked that motherfucker.
some nights are just better than others.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Wills a Fire

...is prolly the best v6 boulder problem i have ever feasted my oversized eyes on. Hiking out unsuccessful for the day, JJ and James told me to try once more for the send, and Scott offered up a six-pack pending on my success... sent and drunk suckers!

click composite to enlarge.
photos: Scott Neel.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Chuck is that a little Cockerspaniel you have in a headlock?

My greatest photographic acheivement

One trip to the Rocklands for an entire season: 3500$.
Snapping a photo of Keith Ladzinski getting attacked by a young female lion in his 300$ North Face jacket, 100$ designer jeans holding his 5000$ camera rig whilst Ranger Rick runs to the shot just before hurdling the bloody rib cage and bravely rescuing him...priceless.

J. Kehl. Satellite Boulders. Summer '05.

PBRs, Headlamps, Poison Ivy, and Boulders.

Brought to you courtesy of a 2-mega pixel point and shoot, a hangover, and Calamine lotion.

P.S...that's "Kale" not "Keel."