Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Whipper

This is the dreaded whipper on the crux. I was trying to place another piece of gear, but was WAY too pumped to get it in. Notice the cam in my hands as I fly through the air. Must of been about a 20 footer!
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More Photos...

Starting the pitch

In the middle of the 1st crux

Trying hard on the 2nd crux with Howe Sound in the Background

Finishing the 2nd crux
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Monday, August 13, 2007

Here goes nothing...

Well, I can't think of a better way for family and friends to keep track of what's going on in my life, from the day to day, week to week.

I am always bouncing around from one mountain to the next, a crag in BC one week, Utah the next, so I can post a sort of on line diary and some photos here, to give you a grasp of what's going on with me.

So to start it off, I am here in Squamish for just another 2 weeks. Right now the weather is perfect. Some people have been complaining that we never got summer this year on the coast, but another day of temps around 70 degrees seems great to me, especially with Salt Lake City on the near horizon. Jasmin leaves on Saturday, so I am trying to climb as much as possible with her this week. Last week she sent a long term project of hers, the Great Arch, 5.12+ techno-stemming and laybacking, and that was the first female ascent and maybe 4th or 5th overall ascent of the route. The last few days she is helping me out as I try and send my LONG term project, Men Holding Hands, 5.12+, off of Freeway on the Chief. I have fallen off at various high points now the last two days I have been out there, so it should be in the bag soon, I hope!

I will try and get some photos of it. Right now there is a picture of the route on Gripped magazine's cover, you can check it out online at to see young Will Stanhope firing it.

Well, that's it for now...