Never leave the kid’s alone with your Climbing Gear

This is what you have to look forward to when your kid’s friends start getting into your climbing gear! To add to the general dirtbaggery of a climbing lifestyle, check out what my son and his buddy have been up too lately: My buddy recently got this exchange between our 5 month olds and I could … Continue reading

In the days of ole’

It seems like such a long time ago, but it really wasn’t, when you think about how time is endless, kind of like this sentence – it keeps going and going and going – without any real end in sight, almost as if the author was trying to make a point about something by had … Continue reading

Video Fridays: Buildering to the Extreme

Every climber can relate to walking around town or driving through scenic areas and imagining themselves scaling the sides of a local building or the spires just off the Freeway. In surfing, they have a term to describe this: ‘mind surfing,’ visualizing yourself riding a perfect wave that you see in a picture or while … Continue reading

Video Fridays: Jonathan Siegrist First Ascent of Le Reve – 5.15a

I am constantly impressed by the lines that are going up in the 5.15 range. As Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra receive the most attention for pushing the sport to it’s limits. In 2011 alone, there were 19 redpoint ascents at 5.15a/b and although a majority of these were climbed by Sharma and Ondra, they … Continue reading