Monday, March 21, 2011

Colorado Bouldering Video

Here is the short we have been working on, it turned out really well. Enjoy!

I'm embedding this from the Denver airport; I don't have much else to say.



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Front Range Bouldering

I have a lot of stuff to post. First of all, big thanks to 5.10 and Organic for making this trip happen. When Brad and I showed up in Denver I had a brand new pad waiting for me. I opened her up and took the box out to the trash chute. It didn't really fit...

Secondly, John, Brad and I have been working on a video showcasing most of the boulders we have been climbing on here in CO. It should be on the web by mid-week so look out for it. Here are some screen shots:

I've also been shooting some photos - probably not as many as I should. Here they are:

Now my skin is thrashed and we head home tomorrow. It has definitely been a good trip and I'm looking forward to coming back out in June for the alpine season. Until then I'm gonna try to climb some routes. One of my all time climbing goals is to climb 5.14 - a goal I believe is well within my ability. All I need is some endurance. Stay tuned for the video...


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quick CO update

We've been chillin' in Denver for the last week and things have really been going down. So far I've been able to climb Fantasia (v13), Dark Waters (v12), Bambi (v11), Elegant Universe (v11), Elegant Infinite (v10). It's worth mentioning that Fantasia, after my ascent, has reached a consensus grade of v13 - not v14. Brad and John have been climbing really well too. We are heading up to Fantasia again today so that Weaver can finish it off, then back to Eldorado Canyon tomorrow morning so I can finish Suspension of Disbelief (v13). I managed to fall off the last move on Tuesday and I can't wait to top it out. So far we have captured every ascent on film so be on the lookout for some video soon. I guess that's about it...


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dont post videos of boulders in access sensitve areas!

Recently several videos have been posted online featuring boulders in access sensitive areas around the Southeast. I'm posting this in the hope that it will stop. The bottom line is that videos mean more traffic, more traffic means greater impact, and greater impact may lead to closure of the area. Don't undermine the work everyone has done to gain access at these, and many other, climbing areas. Please, feel free to shoot video and show it to your friends; DO NOT POST IT ON THE WEB!

Alright, that being said, here is a video of me climbing the Litz line Manic Aggression (v13) and Ben Tsui climbing a new one he called Too Big to Fail (v7). Enjoy!

I'm heading to Colorado tomorrow and I can't wait!