Welcome back kids, Whiskey Wednesday is holdin it down this week with two very deserving recipients. First off we have an original Okla-homie, Steven Charles! Steven is father, husband, friend, climbing partner, and always a great dude to hang with. Many of us have shared ropes with Steven over the years and have always had a good time doing so. This weekend he redpointed the 5.12 of all 5.12es, a little known route in Oklahoma, but for anyone that has climbed this route they most likely judge every other route of this grade that they attempt. Rap Bolters From Hell is a granite masterpiece on Lost Dome in the Wichita Mountains of SW Oklahoma. Perfect climbing! Steven, a new father, sent this past weekend and therefore we raise our glasses high in admiration and welcoming to a new member of the Rap Bolters club. Cheers bud!
Second this week, and with hardly the need for any introduction, we salute Ethan Pringle for being a bad-ass rock climber! Mr. Pringle has been unstoppable lately and has recently snagged the coveted second ascent of Iron Monkey (5.14 traditional) in Eldorado Canyon. I guess that speaks for itself. Salud Ethan! Keep up with Ethan’s latest everything here or click in the links section of our site.
What about this D Bag?
Will this work for a bigger photo?
Here, try this link for Steven.
Steven was smooth on that thing!! It is a great route. I’m next. He’s given me the itch. I will get it before the year is out. It will be my beatrice!
Nice Dante reference, Shane! I just wanted you to know I appreciate it.
shane, about the itch, sorry about that. some creams and salves are in your future.
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