Friday, October 4, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

inspired...

I felt pretty inspired today. Not for any reason other than perhaps the fact that spring time is here. Im thinking about rekindling this writing thing, its cathartic for me and I'm not very good at it so... practice it is!

check out this :

im interested in fear and fear mitigation.

read this:  http://navyseals.com/nsw/fear-and-mental-toughness/

the point: habituation is the most effective means of fear control, confront your fear over and over.

i will be posting more articles like this.... as i write my article

Friday, September 28, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

some videos.... again

its spring in Colorado and this video reminds me during the winter that summer will come...

check it out

Morrison video

from this ( Me on the desi in vail, taken this winter )  photo by Scott Clark

 to this ( biceps don't have feelings , in shelf road ) again photo by Scott Clark

Thursday, September 1, 2011

a little update

I'm back in school, i know, i am a man child plugging away at a college education in exchange for enormous amounts of debt. Anyhow besides the standard climbing and falling and sending i went to Radium hot springs near Kremmling colorado, there was a huge cliff jump and some easy deep water soloing, I also played photog and shot some artsy photos....




This is me climbing "river wild" 5.12d ish in clear creek canyon, the route was graded 13a and then in the new guide i believe they call it 12 b/c i think it lies in the middle somewhere, great route its exposure is killer. 


this is josh cleaning the pitch at the end, pretty steep.


sam from the wilderness exchange crushing on Kayak trundle or something to that effect, either way its fucking hard and now with his new sneaky ninja knee bar beta it is le easy . 





Monday, August 15, 2011

The Outlaw and the ethics of route evolution .....

Ethics, they even haunt climbers....

Recently.... i placed a bolt in Castlewood Canyon. OOOh, i know I'm such an outlaw. 

Lets face some facts, hard climbing is nearly absent from castle wood canyon, there are one or two great bolted lines and a few Trad moderates,  due to the lack of attention the area receives the standards that are present in other area are not present in CWC. I have found a few wild new age lines just waiting to be climbed.... one of which is  Stratego


put up as a tope rope by Tom Hanson in 1990 it appears to never have received a true lead ascent.

Until a couple days ago, i dubbed the climb the "outlaw" being that it was never truly climbed i feel that a new name should be in order and i also cleared so much rock that it might in fact be a slightly different climb anyway. 

In the next couple months i intend on focusing in CWC to put up hard, committing lines with and with out bolts. 


The upper Crux... very reach





Thanks to Jose, Keith, and Danny for coming with me to all my random projects... 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New routes in Castlewood Canyon

I went out with Keith North and cleanen and climbed a new 5.12ish arete i have dubbed "the outlaw" to keep it in the nature of exciting rock climbs and due to the ban on bolting in castle wood i will be only putting one bolt on the route to protect the crux, so you will have to solo 25 feet of 5.10-5.11 rock to a protected 5.12 crux to a ground fall potential copout. so excited.

look for photos from the climb at HERE

I also soloed some easier routes .....