Monday, October 29, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Simone and I were hiking in Jones Gap State Park, reconnoitering for boulders (well, I was looking for boulders; she was looking for raccoon poop to eat and ungainly squirrels to dispatch). We came around a bend at the top of a cove, when the forest exploded, and a relatively small, stocky black bear sprinted for the top of an opposite hill. Being that it is a South Carolina bear, it belted out a rebel yell as it crested the hilltop. I was psyched!
Unfortunately, it all happened too quickly for me to snap a picture. So it goes. Below are a few pictures of Colorado wildlife, none of which are great, I am aware. But this blog is primarily a place for me to purge some of the photos I've collected over the years, and so I will.
A black bear across the way from our campsite in the San Juans this summer. Needless to say, it gave us pause (sorry).
"You want a piece, bitch!?"
*I'm well aware that bears, lions, tigers, birds, bees, and any other fauna one might wish to name don't give a shit about those cartographic contrivances we call borders. Ultimately, the fact that this bear happened to be south of the SC/NC border only matters to human chumps like me. I doubt this bear has any SC state flag emblems on any of its polo shirts.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Justin on the Iron Man Traverse
Me trying and failing on Cayla. This is one of the coolest problems at the Druid Stones, and I can't wait to approach it with new beta this year.
Whatta boulder... Hanging out at the top of High Plains Drifter.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
This is a lo-def video of me climbing Nose Candy at Rocktown, GA. J. Fish and I spent a couple of days there in May of 2005.
Rocktown is one of the great Southeastern bouldering areas, containing a slew of problems in the V5 to V8 range. It is one of my all-time favorite places to hang out, and I hope to go there frequently over the winter.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
The day was extraordinarily fun, although conditions were less than optimal. It's still pretty muggy in these parts, and the holds were incredibly greasy. I climbed pretty well, but didn't achieve the mileage that an all-day-one-day-a-year event calls for. I managed to make an already underlying middle finger injury (injury to insult?) official, and will have to take some time away from climbing. So it goes...
Anthony on the Lunatic Arete (V4). We all languished a bit on the day following the comp. We managed to get up and go climbing at the Lost Cove, but this was one of the few problems with which anyone engaged.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
This blog is not for the faint-hearted. There will be bouldering photos. There will be landscape photos. I will drink wine and toss inhibitions to the curb. I will unabashedly use profane language. This is all exceedingly and overwhelmingly original. You have been warned.