Sunday, December 30, 2007

12.30.07

I made a quick stop in Colorado Springs on my way down to Hueco. My goal: Take out a prime target.

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Honestly, so psyched to hang with Keith for a for a few days. He is the coolest and kindest of all hommies and has been such a big inspiration to me. I got to cream him a least a dozen times, point-blank, in the back of the neck, with big-ass solid snowballs. photo: Klad

Friday, December 28, 2007

Mighty


See kids, and now this is what happens when you eat your wheaties! Congrats Paul on your flash of Nagual. Of course, you may have to flash it again for the magic picture box once I get down there. Thats cool right? Below Paul sends Midnight Freightning second try.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Chris Shulte

<11.07.07> Chris pinching something awful again.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Back from Virginia

I had an interesting stay in Virginia where I shot the local bouldering in Richmond and revisited my old stomping grounds. Ahhh, the ol' capital of the Confederacy. It is quite a change from the little bubble i live in called "Boulder." But, I'd be lying if I said my roots weren't still deeply planted in the South.


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I'm off to Hueco Tanks for an unknown amount of time in the next couple days, during which this particular blog-site may be replaced. I will update that at least as frequently.

Monday, December 17, 2007

12.16.07


Yesterday I shot with Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, David Lama, James Pearson, and Ty Landman in Boulder Canyon in the snot-nose-cold. These guys climb pretty hard. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with so many amazing athletes at once. Daniel sent v13 and v14 in a span of an hour or so. I was glad to be there with the camera despite the frostbitten trigger finger!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

And so it goes.

My last day of work in the kitchen is tomorrow. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to (try) do what i love for a living. And so it goes, I'm off Wednesday to the East Coast for Christmas and a couple of photo shoots. When I get back, I head down to Hueco Tanks. From there, I fly to San Fransisco to work with Yoga Journal Magazine and then to Salt Lake City for the O.R. Winter Trade show. Groovy.

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<10.22.07> P-Rob in Eldo.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Don't vote for this guy please.

He is a phoney. Thank you.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Le d├ępart de Jim en France.

Jim Michaels giving a solid "photo belay" to Jim Holloway in Dixon Springs, Illinois. Combing through his old slides, i came across this one and i thought, now that looks like a fine day to be climbing.

Jim's story, along with many of my recent photos, are being featured across the pond next month in Escalade Magazine. Aller Jim!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

"Elevated."

<12.6.06> Paul Robinson doing a probable first ascent by finishing off a low start to an old Jim Holloway problem located on Dinosaur Mountain.

Skye.


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<11.17.07> Adie Drolet. Carter Lake.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

"Antelope."


<11.14.07> Chris Shulte on a the 2nd ascent, followed by a Scott Neel repeat.
Discovered back when, this problem was probably a little too futuristic to be done at the time. Last year, i found a way to establish on the 9-foot-up sloper by a run jump start, though i could never link the rest. Paul Robinson also stuck the run jump, but took right immediately, by crimping a nasty crystal and slinging a foot out right. He named it "Leroy Jenkins". A few months later, Scott Neel stuck the sloper and followed by an all out dyno direct to a distant hold, and tackled the short slab crux. He named it "Antelope."
sincerely, Marco Esquandolas.



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The undone sit-start move is seen below by the best effort of the day.