Monday, August 27, 2007


One great thing about the blogging system is the ability to clear a computer of documents that waste its space. I found a couple old movies i took with my point and shoot camera that instead of just deleting, can be enjoyed, i suppose, by others. Here is Paul Robinson sending "Lost" in Eldorado Canyon last winter.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


JJ, feel better buddy. You may of re-injured your ankle this weekend,(sorry to hear 'bout that hommie), but it is better than being bit by a cobra in the face.

You may, if you'd like, find solace in the fact that:
Although my grandmother can beat you up a flight of stairs, you still climb boulder problems harder than me, immediately after your injuries...both times.

Rest Days...

can sometimes be better than the climbing days. Keith Ladzinski took this shot of Cedar Wright and I hunting for sea fossils along the Northern Coast of South Africa. You know, the best part about this blog for me is the occasional jogging of past memories, re-considering these moments, and then sharing them.

One Such Rest Day.

Friday night 6:00pm: Keith and I make reservations for a Great White Shark Breaching and Diving Expedition out of a small fishing town near Cape Town, ZA for the following Sunday.

Friday night 1:00am: The Captain of our boat calls and says he is expecting high winds Sunday, but could instead take us out in 5 hours...from now! So we make a 4 hour mad dash (driving on the opposite side of the road, with one headlight, following some ghetto map Cedar prolly picked up) to Simontown from the Rocklands.

We catch 1 hour of sleep in a dock side Hostel and are awoken by the Captain telling us he is leaving with or without us...

3:Seal Island. Where 3000 seals are trapped on an off shore island in the Indian Ocean surrounded by hundreds of 20 foot long Great Whites. This is where we will stop first..
4:Next the shark dudes throw out a piece of carpet shaped like the silhouette of a baby seal and pull it back towards the boat. nice.
5:They jerk the "food" away from the pissed off sharks while they stand on the slippery deck of a small rocking boat. nice again..

Following this crazy shit, the Captain chums the waters and throws in a 1 person shark cage for anyone who wants a better view. Only some overweight Asian journalist goes in. He is out very quickly.

Adam Avery.

Taking some burns on East Mountain. Adam is Owner and Brewmaster of Avery Brewing Company. He is burn-your-ass-off old school. If your lucky enough to take a trip with Adam, rest assured you will be fucked up come end of the day. Hmmmmm...Salvation Ale...9.2%!
1. "The Bonzi Knife." 2."Chicken of the Sea." 3."Anything but Dull." 4. "Tall Cool Red One."

UK Hockey Night.

Alden Short in the crux of "UK Hockey Night." Camp Dick.

Camp Dick

Mico Alejandro shredding another anti-classic.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fred Nicole. Right Martini.

I came across the old footage of Fred doing Right Martini in Hueco Tanks on youtube. It is inspiring to watch him climb with such percision. enjoy.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Visual #37

Alex Johnson climbing through "Suicide Season" in RMNP. Highball.

Visual #36

Chris Danielson almost sticking a near perfect boulder problem in RMNP.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

a quick thought.

A group of young professionals, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite- telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: 'If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee life has provided us. 'Life brews the coffee, not the cups.........

Enjoy your coffee!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


These photos were sent to me by a friend, who at the moment, is torturing his cat with crutches, and taking photos of his ankle out of boredom. If you know Cameron Cross, ( wish him luck on a speedy recovery. Cam had to crawl almost 6 hours, on his hands, back to his car after a bad fall Sunday that broke his Tibia. He considers himself lucky to have had help from some really great friends. "They were great support and carried as much gear as they could, in addition to helping me when it was possible. I think they deserve recognition as well. They were Jason and Holly Tarry, Steph Whall and Jeremy Bisher." Cam also reminded me that, "The crew is an important part of bouldering that often gets overlooked, but times like these remind us how much meaning each of these people bring to our lives."
Cameron is a featured athlete in Rocky Mountain Highball. You can see why.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Visual #35

Ryan Brazell. A move though Right El Jorge.

Monday, August 6, 2007

"Via the Hot One."

"Why does the best hunk of rock in the state have to be in the worst possible location." - Colorado Bouldering Guidebook.
climber: Kevin Jorgeson.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Visual #34

Daniel Woods moves through Skyscraper.