It’s been a while since we’ve climbed outside consistently. Here’s a shot of Bearded Cabbage in Joshua Tree. Looking forward to getting on some real rock this weekend. 📷: @bradboulders
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Have you ever climbed a chimney?
Skinny Dip 5.7 R ended up being one of my favourite climbs in Joshua Tree. I’ve always wanted to shimmey up a chimney. So when I heard of this route, I jumped at the opportunity to squeeze through the tunnel and scare myself on the unprotected upper section. It was well worth the climb, and definitely one to repeat next time I’m back in the park! Thanks for the catch @kyleeawofford, I definitely put you through belayer hell the last few weekends. Another rad shot by @bradboulders
Climbing has taken me to some beautiful destinations - Mt. Lemmon definitely wasn’t one of them. I wouldn’t bother visiting again 😏
@bradboulders took this photo of Steve’s Arete as the sun set over Tucson. Such a special area with super fun climbing. If you want to see more photos from our tour in 2018, head over to @boulderdenim and @bradboulders and hit that follow button.
I’ve been slowly digesting The Rock Warriors way by Arno Ilgner on our trip and testing each concept outside. This weekend I worked on weighing the consequence of committing vs backing off. Analyzing the fall potential, landing, and the lower percentage last move allowed me to make an informed decision rather than one based on emotion. Instead of feeling frustrated after not sending, I felt motivated to come back knowing exactly what I needed to work on for next time. “Stairway to Heaven” is a 20ft 12a on beautiful overhanging granite. It even has a bomber hand jam for the trad climber pretending to boulder. Photo by: @bradboulders Thanks for the psych and tour of Mt. Woodson @kmanderson9182
Perfect hand jams on 3 am crack in Indian Creek was the best way to finish 4 days in the Moab area with an amazing crew. I have so much appreciation for the time spent climbing with @kelseyseeks and @dumbderel. You are two of the most psyched and genuine people I’ve met! Safe to say I’ve developed a #crackaddiction. Thanks for the rad photos and helping me keep it together when the pump crept up @bradboulders
Every year, Rocktoberfest is held in The Red River Gorge in Kentucky. As temps drop and the leaves change colour, it’s time to climb hard on perfect sandstone. Or at least that’s what I was expecting. The reality was hot, humid and sunny days on par with some of the warmest climbing conditions we’ve experienced all trip. With all that said, The Red was still unreal! This was my “warmup” that I made far more difficult than needed. It was the first of many humbling climbs over the weekend. Thanks for the good times @msherle and @livdyer9! Photo courtesy of the talented @bradboulders