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[28 Jul 2008 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

Lily Lake
Yesterday was my first trip to Rocky Mountain National Park this season and I had the privilege of bouldering with John Cardwell and Carlo Traversi. The temps were a little warm for hard sends and the mosquitos were starving, but it was gorgeous. So, I decided to soak it all in—with my camera.
John Cardwell explains what the hell is on his back to fellow hikers
There’s no place like the park, there’s no place like the park…

John Cardwell trying…

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[23 Jul 2008 | No Comment | 0 views]

Mike Hankins, an Oklahoma local, fell soloing in Eldo. He’s in ICU in Denver. Thoughts, prayers, all that would be great.

News story about it.

Mountain project thread.

Mike is a kick ass guy so please support him.

there is not actually more.

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Photo Me!
[23 Jul 2008 | 6 Comments | 0 views]

Thanks to everyone who sent in photos for our little Photo Me contest sponsored by F-Stop. We had some great entries, but alas we can only have 3 winners. So stay tuned, we have picked the lucky 3 and will be posting the pics soon. For now, the Photo Me contest has halted. Thanks again to everyone who sent us stuff.

This was my own entry, but i disqualified it for two reasons. One, its really gay. Two, it would…

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Hitchin’ Up
[23 Jul 2008 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

I was poking around Facebook the other day and in those annoying little mini-feed was the most awesome picture I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I inspected a little further and discovered that Matt Bosley and teammate Charlotte Jouett got hitched! And look how badass she is! Climbing in a wedding dress? Awesome.

Anyway a big congratulations to two really excellent people and very talented climbers.

Oh and check out the photog that took the picture:
John Bamber with Bamber Photography
Oh and there’s not…

Whiskey Wednesday »

[23 Jul 2008 | No Comment | 0 views]

Merry Wednesday and Happy Mid-Week. Last night we celebrated the birth of Cassidy Hill in the People’s Republic, by celebrate I mean we indulged in libations, many libations. So, I guess I jump started my Whiskey Wednesday festivities. My night ended by hugging Cass no less than 10 times and telling him “I love you man.” Guess I get emotional when I drink. Anyhoo, on to hump-day heros…This Wednesday we acknowledge a powerful force in sport climbing. If you don’t recognize…

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Anatomy of a Failure.
[22 Jul 2008 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

According to me, slab climbing means that my toes get pumped before my forearms. According to Rifle climbers, slab means that one’s feet are never above ones head. According to Rifle locals, Beer Run is a slab route. To me, It’s steep as shit-it overhangs probably 20 feet in 100. Regardless, Beer Run is a beautiful explosive confluence of crimpy, slopey, pumpy, hightstepping, flagging, backstepping circus trick awesomeness.

Beer Run is rated 13a, which means it will probably take me in the…

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new format
[22 Jul 2008 | No Comment | 1 views]

Yo everyone,

You’re gonna have to deal with our new jump links. We are trying them out because they are snazzy. You’ll see a little teaser, and then a [MORE!] link. Click that link to read the rest of the post. This will let you skip the shit you don’t want to read more easily. Now you don’t have to scroll through long posts of dribble you can’t be bothered with. so it looks like this

And here is the…

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[22 Jul 2008 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here’s John P’s latest Newbie comic. The rest after the jump!

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Shit you should see
[21 Jul 2008 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here’s a recap of some recent stuff you need to know about.

[Photo: Outside.away.com]

Lisa Rands is crushing is South Africa [rockclimbing.com]

Patxi Usobiaga onsighted and almost onsighted some really REALLY nasty routes [Climbing.com]

Climbers are dying and for real it’s a big bummer [Rock-and-Ice]

Bachar-Yerian without bolts! [ukclimbing.com]

Eldo climbers! Fixed gear apps are due. [mountainproject.com]

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[20 Jul 2008 | 6 Comments | 3 views]

I was inspired by Bronco’s endorsement strategy for the president. Of course! Who would win in a fight? That’s perfect! I thought maybe we should have a different sort of fight every week. Mine is a little more twisted it’s less who wins in a fight and more who wins the most categories. To start I’m bringing two heavyweights to the ring to duke it out and determine who finally is the baddest ass of them all.