Sunday, July 29, 2007


pronounced "La-cas", not "La-Cassie", so very close to finishing her projekt. Last minute. Last Day. Last Effort. Laaaaacasse!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Vedauwhat? Gillwho?

Only hours after first meeting Chuck Fryberger, I remember watching him sprint downhill, jump left foot off a 2 foot boulder, in stride, re-launch his right foot off of the sheer face of another boulder, and launch way over my head to a distant hold, 15 feet up a blank boulder in Vedauwoo. He was wearing one Teva sandal and one climbing shoe. I didn't know what the hell to think of it. Is this Climbing? Track and Field? Basketball? Or something totally different? All I knew was that i was so fucking excited to be a spectator, and that i had never cheered so hard for anything.

Later that evening, over many beers at the now closed Backyard Climbing Gym, I got the "Gill" lecture from Chuck. It was about opening your mind to visions, ideas, and moves previously thought "taboo or undo-able", and how this is how John Gill had envisioned the future of the sport. It was the first time Chuck gave me the speech, but it certainly wasn't the last. I have seen Chuck do many things "undo-able" since.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Visual #33

Daniel Woods. A move through "Qigong." Eldorado Canyon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Justin Williams. Freak Wall, Far Right Side. Boulder Canyon.

In Season.

Ned Harris working an arete project on Guenella Pass.

Out of Season.

Heel hook, squeeze, post, slap, and......breathe.
Chuck Fryberger. Suspension of Disbelief. Eldo.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Big Jimbo

The newest issue of Climbing Magazine is out, and I was very surprised when I saw that an article John Gill and I wrote has made the cover as a fold out. I am honored to be in presence with such names. Welcome back to the for-front of bouldering Mr. Holloway, Congrats! (By the way, he has no idea the mag is out, or even that he is on the cover of it. Unless I bring a copy over to him, he will never even know.) Classic Holloway.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Out of Season?

Melissa Lacasse. The crux move on the near perfect "Three Shots." Dinosaur Mountain. Mid Afternoon. Mid July.

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Visual #32

Scott Neel moving though the heinous mantle crux that is "Ichi-ban." First Ascent. Red Cliff, CO.
Disclaimer: Not for Children > click the 2nd photo to inspect the holds that must be pressed out!

bottom photo: Pete Zoller cleaning his plate. 2nd ascent.

will chuff for food.

Chip Phillips rocking new problems in Eldorado Canyon surely to the tune of a Widespread Panic jam, which undoubtedly streams through his melon during such events...

" no coat, I got no money..."

"...climbing shoes to last the day..."

"... havin' a good time, here today, watching the sunshine matinee."

Friday, July 6, 2007

R.M.H. - "Pure Briss."

Cameron Cross on another first ascent @ Red Feather Lakes, CO. The problem's name was deriven from the giant scar that one notices on the top of the arete. When originally cleaning the problem, Cam pried lightly on a small flake at the lip, which in turn, slid off a 1000 pound peice of rock off the top of the boulder and went crashing twenty feet to the ground. "Briss" the the Jewish word for circumcision.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

"It's a man's world."

TJ @ Independence Pass,CO.

Monday, July 2, 2007

This photo of Sneel has not been altered...

na-na-na-na-na in-spec-tor-gad-git na-na-na-na-na-na-naaaaaaaaaa

go gadgit go.

The Visual #32

Stephanie Foster. A Move Through "Hot Pants." Independence Pass, CO.