Springtime Toadin’ and Rope Throwbacks

Spring in the High Country ain’t all that bad –  vibrant greens, beautiful boulders, no puffy jackets!  I haven’t been climbing too much as of late but I’ve squeaked a session in from time to time.  Here are a few photos of Julie bouldering around the High Country in 2014.  Since Erich lives 2,477 miles away it appears that Julie has taken Erich’s place as my go-to climbing subject.

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Just for good measure and because it’s rope season I’ve decided to throw in a couple oldies but goodies.  Rope climbing is pretty darn good, ain’t it???

Erich on Disturbance in 2010

Erich on Disturbance in 2010

 

Matt at Hawksbill - April 2011

Matt at Hawksbill – April 2011

 

Paden at Shiprock - July 2011

Paden at Shiprock – July 2011

 

Dalen killing it on Apollo Reed - August 2011

Dalen killing it on Apollo Reed – August 2011

 

Climbing at the NRG - December 2012 (Day I was asked to be Paden's best man!)

Climbing at the NRG – December 2012 (Day I was asked to be Paden’s best man!)

Squamish – Bro’s Trip 2013

 

Bro Trip 2013 was one of the best climbing trips best trips of my life!  Pictures are worth a thousand words so I don’t have to write anything else…actually I gotta run but will provide a trip report soon.

New Misty Chalk Bag

It’s nice to live in these here Misty Mountains

Went by Misty yesterday and they were slam out of chalk bags!  What did I do?  Went to footsloggers and got this bad boy.  Bout time to feed him with some chalk.  Mmm…tasty.  By the way, these are the best chalk bags on the planet.  Wearing anything else just wouldn’t feel right.

Also, did you know you can customize your own Misty Mountain chalk bag?  Check out Misty Mountain to see their current fabrics.  Be sure to check back periodically because they add new fabrics to their site all the time!

Rack Upgrade

Wide Rack

Clinton hooked me up with a good deal on some of his cams.  The new addition filled my rack out nicely.  Too bad it’s bouldering season!

Climbing Jargon

I found this video through Splitter Choss’s Real Holiday Gift Guide for Climbers.  This video is promoting the “Climbing Dictionary“.  It was pretty funny so I thought I’d pass it on to you.  Looks like a pretty sweet coffee table book and for 15 bucks it might make a nice xmas gift that won’t break the bank.  Check it out here.

Narc / Access Fund Giving Away Free Goodies!

http://climbingnarc.com/2011/12/contest-win-a-2011-access-fund-holiday-pack/

Climbing Narc and the Access Fund are teaming up to give away some cool stuff!  Check out this link to register to win.  It’s great seeing cool sites doing cool promotions for their readers!

 

This is So Ill

If you haven’t seen this video yet do yourself a favor and check it out. The editing is beyond sick. Tennyson S. Tanner did a remarkable job creating this piece. Check out more of his stuff here.

On Assignment

Renan Ozturk is at it again.  Check out this super inspirational video about climbing in Yosemite Valley.  It’s very well done.  Maybe one day I’ll be on an assignment like this!

 

No Dab picked up Unwritten Law video!

I’ve never seen the site NoDab.com before (probably because it’s Spanish or Portuguese) but they picked up my video a while back. I’m not sure how big of a site it is but they had this to say:

(Translated by a web generator)”Video of the track “Oralidade Lei” in a peak named “The Dump” in North Carolina/USA. The route, graduated in 8b br (5.12B nos) is nothing special, but the video was incredible! Position Yourself the navigator at the lower part of the table and go up along with the climber…”

Nothing special, hell! 😉 Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool that people were diggin’ the portrait style video. Happy weekend y’all. Heading up to the High Country to do some climbing!

-Matt