Monday, December 27, 2010

almost the new year!

Things have been quiet on the and Christmas have been putting a damper on the blogging...hopefully more to come soon!

In the meantime, another from Bingo Bango:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving week post

Temps have been a bit warm/wet in the 24060 the past few weeks considering the season, so the crew has made a few trips down to the classic Piedmont field, Moore's Wall.  The giant north facing crag casts a shadow that's been keeping it crisp amongst the boulders.  If you have never been, check out the awesome LT11 video below.

Having been a few years since we last visited, I wanted to check out a few new lines that have gone up ...
Vandalized (v6/7) - nice addition to an awesome block.
Rouge Wave (v8) - stellar!
Super Tsunami (v10) - awesome to come back for
Pit Stain (v8ish) - also killer, a bit more "heady" than hard.
The Messer (v7) - cryptic...another one for the next trip
Blinded by the hype (v7/8) -  was wet...

Hopefully, it will get cool in SWVA soon...lots to do, and never enough time.

Young Dave has returned to climbing after straining his hammy.  After a brief stay in Banff to recover, word is he has headed back to the desert...

Enjoy 2 vids from Moore's Wall:

3 from Moore's Wall from adam walker on Vimeo.

Moore's Wall: A Few Piedmont Classics from Louder Than 11 on Vimeo.

Have a great Thanksgiving, and keep an eye out for a post T-Day post...

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

mid week quickie

A mid week quickie...

Last post forgot to mention few new FA's, all at GHSP:
The Flying Spaghetti Monster ... v8/9 
The Good Times Are Killing Me ... v6
Power of Jack ... v6
None are confirmed, and the race is on...

Also Ben D ticked the local classics Moneyshot (extended start, v7+) and Brooklyn Bridge (v8).  Dave's Line (v8) next?

In the meantime, Andy C and Justin M, rep'd Radford @ the ABS comp @ Earthtreks (Timonium, MD).  Andy and Justin took the 1/2 in Men's Advanced.

Till the next video from us, we you with 5 from others to get you psyched!  Two words: Gill and Nicole.

Classic Nicole

Classic Nicole composure while demostrating power

Gill in his forties

Gill's take on the passion...

Last is the first repeat of Nicole's classic, Dreamtime, before it was chipped to death.



Thursday, November 04, 2010

Running late as usual...

It was delayed...but its finally here.  Unfortunately the psyche it might build may have to last you till Spring, because LRT access is about to close till spring.

Whats a classic?  I don't know after 15+ years of searching, suffering, sending, and failing.   Trying to define it is a great challenge.  You know it...but how to describe it, or distinguish it from the low balls, choss, and other lesser quality lines?

Why LRT out of all the areas at GHSP?
1) its a 5 minute walk with great scenery
2) largest quantity of problems
3) wide diversity of grades and styles.

What lines? Well some we had already shot, some we never had a great chance.  They should all at least start at an obvious hold/feature, be striking, have a flat landing, and be friendly to climb on.  Eliminants, bizarre starts, and poor hold/rock quality are definitely "no's"

Four got captured on video: Beast master, Escape from Alcatraz, The Hive, Nancy w/ an E.  Not featured, but must do's if you are here: SLS, Kitten Mittens, Shanghi Knights.  All of these are great lines, regardless of the grade...climb them. Enjoy them.

This is our first attempt.  A classic to me may be your choss pile, but we are going to try to search out the lines that are the classics for their area in SWVA none the less.  Stay tuned for more of the Classic series.  Till then enjoy the ones we caught on video!

Classics: LRT @ GHSP from adam walker on Vimeo.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Coming next week...

What makes a problem classic?  position? holds? grade?

Some folks might use logical parameters or a bizarre form of math and online consensus to come up with an idea of what a 5 star classic is.

I don't pretend to know... some folks say I have strange sense of whats good or not.

We are gonna attempt to figure it out over the next few months while bouldering through SWVA, starting with the final GHSP session...

SWVA Classics: GHSP trailer from adam walker on Vimeo.

Until then....W

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

tantalizingly close

Not a ton going on in the past week.  The roller coaster of hot/less hot has been in full effect, and I think folks are about to be sick from the ride.  The full season is just around the corner.  Hopefully we have all paid our dues to crush in eminent future!  So dig out the down, grab the chalk pot, and begin the count down to crush time.

Speaking of crush, young Dave has followed his compass West, yet again, in search of difficult pebbles.  Last check had Dave headed for Joe's Valley in search of the RAD.  Take a moment and check his blog.

As promised a new video...but not only one, but two!  First is probably the final installment of the GHSP sessions.  Its starting to get prime in other areas, and we have run the course through GHSP...not a lot left to do, but tons of projects else where for the season.  Maybe a one more...

GHSP:3 from LRT from adam walker on Vimeo.

Second is from our lost compadre, Will of Bingo Bango Productions.  We are psyched to have some new contribution to the digital carnival, and can't wait to see what else comes...  without further delay....

Last, but not least, don't forget the photo contest from the previous post!  Become famous for 15 minutes, and have your picture at that top of DS!


Saturday, October 09, 2010

Photo-asault, contest, and more!

        Finally, the diblitating heat has broken here in SWVA!  Just as I was about to give up all hope and resign myself to my newest hobby.  Time to start sizing up the fall projects and do work!  And if you are looking at GHSP, best get a move on as the access to the LRT boulders will close in the next few weeks till Spring.   Go get it!

A few FAs have gone up in the past week or two with the improving conditions:
Wookin Pa Nub, V8/9 @ GHSP
Undercover Motherfucker (direct), V6 @ Sandstone Mtn  (video to come)
Green Room (sit), V6 @ Sandstone Mtn
Tournament of Champions, V6 @ Nebo

We are gonna run a cool little photo contest for the next bit.  See the title at the top...imagine your photo there for all to gaze upon.  Start snapping pics and email them to .  The contest will end Nov 10.  Just about a month to get some killer shots and submitt them.  The winner might even get a little something special...

Rules (there are always rules, but not many):
1) needs to be in SWVA (2 hr-ish circle around 24060)
2) needs to be somewhere that has open stealth missions
3) submitted by Nov 10th

in the mean time, let part one of the Photo Assualt begin!!!

Josh and W VS Stigmata (v9/10)

Josh VS Stigmata (v9/10)

Cliff VS Smart Tom(v4)

Adam VS Kalashnikov (v6/7)

W VS Worm World (v9)

Truc and W sussing it out

Dave VS Flinger (v8)
There should be a new video up in a few days, but not to disappoint those looking for some sweet videos to keep the psyche up , I got to two to send your way.  First up is a funny music video from Chris Webby.  Check it... LT11 snowboarding video?!?!?  Yeah, its killer.

W out, or as Marco would say, offline.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall is on the Horizon

Lots going on in SWVA...

New problem on Sandstone Mtn:  The Green Room, v6.  Start on the ledge under roof and follow rails out to arete and top out.  Video to come soon.

Mtn Nebo had a project go down...more to come.  Double-A-ron?  I'm looking at you!

Coveted 2nd ascents at GHSP have occured over the past little bit.  Down Tempo got a second, though it is not as difficult as originally described (v8).  Climbing a sloper lip for a few moves before easing, Down Tempo clocks in closer to about v6.  A third ascent might be needed to help this problem settle around the accurate grade.  Video to come...

Sigourney Weaver was confirmed at v8+/9-.  Climbing a line of crimps and relying on core tension, this line is fun despite being a lowball.   The start hold crumbled a bit during the repeat process, but no change in difficulty.

Jenn has been reppin' it for the ladies.  She has been putting together a nice list of FFA's from GHSP of late. A few highlights from the late summer season.
Frisky Monkey
Casual Tees

and with Thews & Mothership nearly in the crosshairs...and hiking Mike Tyson's Face (5.12), it will be interesting to see what she can do with a bit better conditions. 

While we were at AVP finishing Sigourney Weaver, we noticed some of the holds on Frontman were flexing quite a bit.  We showed up this weekend to warm up, and the holds now moved nearly an inch!  The Richmond crew decided to test the stability of the holds...

Untitled from adam walker on Vimeo.

Last week had 2 great film festivals going on, the Reel Rock Tour and the Radical Reel Tour. The later had some great videos. My personal favorite was the Paxti U. segment from Progression.   Inspirational for trying HARD.  A few pics from the Expo and festival are here.

The Reel Rock Tour was in its second edition at VT.  The VT climbing club raised some money for both NRAC and the Access Fund.  Blue Ridge Mtn Sports helped to pad the donation with a raffle of an Osprey Talon 22. Congrats to Sarah L on winning a sweet pack and giving a donation!

Last, but not least, the first round of the Triple Crown is quickly approaching.  Hound Ears, which is open just once a year for this event, is first up.  Registration is full, so if you have yet to sign up, then you are gonna miss a bad ass session.  Luckily, the after party and gear raffle are open to all, and helps benefit climbing in the SE.  If you have never been, then check out this video for a glimpse into the event and its history!

Triple Crown Bouldering Series 2010 from matt stark on Vimeo.

There you have it....lots to be psyched about as the cooler temps begin to trickle in.  Stay tuned as some cool stuff is about to come down the pike!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

2 great festivals next week!

Looking for some fun times in the gymless 24060?  Well, two film festivals are going on over the next few days!  First up is the Reel Rock Tour, brought to Blacksburg by the Climbing Club at VT.  Sure to be a great time for all of the climbers in the NRV!  Stop by early, check out the Blue Ridge booth, and make sure to buy tickets for the gear raffel.  Some great stuff to be raffeled off from BRMS, Chaco, Mountain Khaki, Mammut, and more!  Best of all, proceeds are being donated to NRAC and the Access Fund!

Venue: Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech Auditorium
Date: Tue 09/14
Show Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets: $6 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Back for a 2nd year, is presenting Radical Reels!

Faster, steeper, higher, deeper! The most outrageous mountain sport films from the 34th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will thrill and inspire you with big-screen adventures when RADICAL REELS comes to Roanoke on September 15. 

Bike tough trails, paddle wild waters, and ski steep slopes. The Radical Reels Tour runs every spring & winter and spans North America bringing a variety of mountain sport films to a wide range of viewers from hard-core outdoor adventurers to weekend warriors. Grab your tickets and hang on to your seats as we present the world’s best action films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking and more – all brought to life on the big screen. The tour makes only one stop in Virginia, and this is it!  
GET OUTSIDE EXPO - From 5:00-6:30 local outfitters, stores, non-profits, and volunteer groups will have tables set up showcasing what it is they do. Come meet the people who keep our outdoors moving! 

5:00PM–6:30PM (Outdoor Expo–come whenever!) 
6:45PM (Radical Reels showing–be on time)
The Jefferson Center
 (downtown Roanoke).
Beer and wine available.
$13 (includes tax) - Last year's event sold out early - so get your tickets now.
  • Purchase Tickets Online (additional $2.50 fee)
  • Call (540.345.2550) or buy in person and there is no additional $2.50 fee
  • Students tickets are $7 (must purchase at Jefferson Center)
Facebook Users
Check out the Facebook Event Page to see who else is coming and invite your friends.

Check 'em out, as they both are great shows and not to be missed!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Like a broken record... how we have been climbing.  Working the last kinks out of our summer projects at GHSP before the Fall climbing season rolls into the South.  Not a bad thing, as there is plenty to keep up with.

Some notable new problems at GHSP
-Mouth of Wilson (stand)
-Mouth of Wilson (low)
-Frisky Monkey
-When Mommy Hit Daddy 
-Allegiance to the Swag
- and many more...

Brushing the sloper on When Mommy Hit Daddy

So we got a replacement Flip Mino, and guess what, that shit doesn't work.  Moral: don't get a Flip Mino.  Another short from GHSP, shot from the little Canon.  

Jenn: Wing Man & Reverie
W: Tiger Side & When Mommy Hit Daddy
Wyatt: Tilt-a-Whirl

GHSP 4 from adam walker on Vimeo.

 A few from the 24060 got out to the NRG to give a little love to the Junk Yard crag approach.  The Jasons, Jenn, and Mike all got out there, shoveled gravel, laid ties, and helped create a much needed stair system to the crag.  Well done !

top of the trail

Lots of hard work...almost done!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

bC in the PNW

PNW, check.

In one word: AWESOME.

Actually its not, its terrible, never go.  Its crowded, slick, chossy, and all full of itself. ;)

We got the grand tour: Squamish & Leaventworth

Squamish is a granite paradise.  All of the nice parts of a granite field like Yosemite, but without any of the detractions.  Only issue...its 3000+ miles aways from the 24060.

Truc had a crack team assembled to crush us, and that they did.  We ran from one end to another sampling all the classics:  Worm World, Heart Break Hotel, Lounge Act, Easy Chair, Gibs Cave, Viper, and many more. 
The Crew: Heidi, Brian, Haychoi, Eric, Truc
W vs Worm World

W vs a really heavy block

Eric vs Viper
Heidi vs Heart Break Hotel
Truc vs Sloper Rail
Truc vs Flake

Leavenworth :

one word: Bavarian.

Leiterhosen, brats, brots, keilbasa, and beer make this place sweet.  Well that, and endless boulders.  Really, really killer ones at that.

W vs Fridge Left
W and Truc sussing Hanta Man

W vs Bavarian Beer

As for video, we had some tech difficulties.  We were dumfounded by the easiest VC on the planet.  Later we found it wasn't us, and another is on the HD.  Till then, enjoy.

Friday, August 13, 2010

West ward!

Broce element of bC is chilling at the airport in Roanoke

so far:
1 55 min flight delayed
1  accidently deleted post
1 questioned piece of baggage
1 questioned piece of clothing
1 questioned computer
2nd flight delay, 10 min

and still haven't left Roanoke.  So with some time to kill... a post with 2 quick notes:


Currently bouldering at Mtn Lake is still closed.  Mountain Lake Conservancy
is re-evlauating what types of recreation they wish to allow on their land.
While local resources are working with MLC to guide this evalauation, it is
requested that the climbing community continue to abstain from bouldering at
Mtn Lake.  In order to not only show support for the MLC's wishes, but also
the importance of the resource to the climbing community, a petition is circulating.  Please take a moment to sign:  They are available at the Climbing Club @ VT, W, Travis M, or Blue Ridge Mountain Sports.  The petitions will be collected in the up coming weeks prior to a land management proposal meeting for the Mtn Lake area. Thank you for taking the time to do so as we try to show the community's concern for for our local resource.

We climb at the NRG, we love it, and could stand to give a day of work back.  So save the date, head out, and lend a hand.  We are, will we see you there?

Facebook page

From NRAC:

Lend just an hour or two, a whole day or multiple days!
What: Junkyard Wall approach trail, risers and re-route
When: Tuesday, August 31 – Monday, September 6
Where: Junkyard Wall each day at 8:30 am
Bring: Closed-toed shoes, your own food, water, etc.
Junkyard Wall gets its name from the actual unofficial junkyard that once graced what is now the approach trail. The hill was, "once an overflowing mound of washing machines, Mason jars, old tires, and household refuse," writes Mike Williams in New River Gorge Rock Climbs (Wolverine Press). The NPS cleaned the largest of the trash out long ago, but the tinier detritus remains. That combined with the steep nature of the trail makes approaching Junkyard the most dangerous part of the day. Who knows how deep the trash runs?! Take a gander at the millions of glass shards lining the path and it's easy to see why some call it "Hepatitis Hill."
Well, not for much longer. Beginning Tuesday, August 31 and going on through Labor Day Weekend, NRAC and the NPS plan to attack the long-standing Junkyard Wall approach problem by re-routing parts of the trail and installing steps where needed. The major push will occur Saturday, September 4, but we'll gladly accept your help on any one of those days. If you can lend an entire day, that’s great, but we understand the lure of the cliff, too. If all you can give us is an hour or two, we’ll appreciate you just as much!

So there you have it: two great opportunities to spread some love to 2 of our unique resources.  So gain some good karma, sign a petition, and help move some trash!

If you need to carpool, or have a question, post to comments

Monday, August 09, 2010

T minus 5 days...

Folks are starting to come out of hibernation as the Fall season approaches.  Jay and Josh hopped on the train to GHSP this past Sunday to test the waters.  Good to see folks checking out the best summer climbing in VA, and getting psyched to rip when the cool Autumn weather returns.  While checking out some classic hard lines and a few projects, a few FAs were squeezed in: S.W.S. (v6ish), Kitten Mittens (v3), six50 (v3), Stumble (v0).  Lots of great lines to chose from for a late summer project...where to begin?

A quick & dirty vid to keep you psyched...Three from GHSP
1) Jenn cruising up Front Man @ AVP
2) Josh reaching through Paladin on his 2nd or 3rd try...bagging the 3rd(?) ascent of Paladin @ LRT...pretty good for not climbing in 8 weeks.  He also snatched up the first repeat of the odd ball line, Sofa King
3) W on the short crimp problem, Athena @ Olympus

GHSP 3 from adam walker on Vimeo.

Speaking of goodness, the Broce element of BC is getting ready to depart for Seattle and Canada for a week, eh? Friends, seafood & beers, and a few boulders...  Psyched to see what the NW has to offer!

much to come...back in a bit

Thursday, July 29, 2010


The 300 Broce elements of bEAST coast have a one track mind it seems, and the track leads right to Grayson Highland State Park at the moment.  A beautiful 75 degree day welcomed us and Mike as we rolled into AVP, where met our friend Philip.

The day at AVP unfolded for each of us:

Mike:, Frontman, stand(v4); Volatile(v3)
Philip: Frontman, sds(v5); Distance Dyno (v4); Volatile(v3); FA of Stilletto
W: Finger Confusion (v7); Casual Tees (v6, flashed); Frontman, sds(v5, flashed); Volatile(v3, flashed)

After a good bit of time at AVP, we re-grouped and headed to the LTR sector.  The "Man-child" area was the our focus, as Mike and Philip were itching to try the two tiger problems, Bengal and Tiger Side.  Phil made progress on Tiger Side, while Mike stayed determined and sent Bengal!

Seattle is coming up quick.  We have been looking to get fit.  A long ways to go, but its a long ways to travel to suck.  Get ready Seattle bEAST COASTERS, the 300 Broce contingent is revving the engine!

Check the media:

Mike on Volatile

W capturing some crappy video

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The computer is back with a new hard drive!  Now back to regular posts?!?!

A few of the bEAST Coasters have been hitting Grayson Highland State Park up over the past few weeks.  In a nut shell, GHSP is pretty sweet and wide open for FAs...get it on.  The team has been grabbing repeats while working in a few FAs along the way.

FA's- Man-Child, Beast Maker, Heavy Footed Swagger, 1Up, Sofa King, Tumble, Of Gum Drops and Sugar Plums, Sugar High, Smurf Turf.  And a load of repeats in the moderate v5-v7 range...time to work some of the harder lines!  Lots to be done...  Can't wait for cooler temps!

Also of note, bEASTcoast is making its way to Seattle to bring some ruckus to former bEAST coasters.  Time to train like Rocky, get some new kicks, and maybe climb more than 2x a week.  Might even go run once or twice.

And now for multi media action!

Mike and the mini ponies

W on Fulgora
W on S.LS.
Scott on Tiger Side

Video from Brad Caldwell

video from Matt Bielejeski

A quick an dirty of the 2nd ascent

Out -W

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mtn Lake Access

 Access to climbing areas in the southeast is not a given; many areas face threatening access issues while others have already been closed. Unfortunately our local areas are no exception.  As of the dated email below, the Mountain Lake Conservancy has asked that all climbing cease till further notice.  Once the Mountain Lake Conservancy has come to a conclusion on what forms of recreation are allowed on the property, a notice will be sent out.
As we work towards gaining access to this local resource as a user group, following their request is of the utmost importance.  As opportunities arise for a club or individual to help in the process, we will post it up ASAP.  In the meantime, feel free to post questions in the "comments" and we'll get back to you quickly.

Thanks having patience as we try to regain access to a unique resource here in SWVa.

-----Original Message-----
From: Emily Woodall at Mountain Lake  
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:50 PM
Subject: To the Local Bouldering Community

Greetings from the Mountain Lake Conservancy.  I wanted to give you a heads up regarding our land use policy for our 2,600 acres of private property.  It is the Conservancy’s mission to further Mary Moody Northen’s desire to forge bonds between people and nature in Mountain Lake’s unique environment.  We also have a commitment to provide accessibility to all.  With that said, we want to make sure that our property is accessible to all community users.  Recently we have run into some issues with liability and what sports/activities are allowed on Conservancy property and are working to clear this up. 

Our current rules now allow trail users to access our trails year round by paying our $3.00 donation per vehicle.  During the months that the hotel is open, you are welcome to park in the main hotel parking lot.  We have also built a new trail parking lot located 1 mile past the hotel on the right that is open year round.  You are not allowed to park near the Newport House or any other undesignated areas.

Because we are private property, we are not responsible for your well-being and users are at their own risk when recreating at Mountain Lake.  This fall we are holding a meeting with the MLC Board to discuss our land use policies, liability, insurance etc.  We want to clear up any gray areas so that all community users are clear on what activities are allowed on property.  I will keep you updated through this process. 

In the meantime, please limit your activities at Mountain Lake until we have a comprehensible policy in place that we can share with you.  I will keep you updated with this progression.

Thanks and please email me if you have further questions. 

Emily Woodall

Managing Director
Mountain Lake Conservancy
540.626.7121 x444

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The past week or so has seen some great weather, especially down in the Grayson Highlands State Park...not perfect, but amazing for mid-summer in the south east!  Spray and hopefully some video/pics to come find an umbrella.

GHSP is good shit, and the possibility of a trip looming on the horizon has got me thinking...might have to get in touch with these guys.  That and maybe climb more than once/twice a week.  Fall is coming...

Foals "Miami" from Team G on Vimeo.

Have a great 4th and enjoy the grilling festivities


Monday, June 21, 2010


Its hot, like really enough I bought a new harness to go chuffing.  Nothing like 90 degree heat while trying to swim up a cliff.  I might drown...

Back when it was decent out, I checked out the little boulder crag in Bluefield.  I was fortunate enough to climb this unique line:

Now its gone, along with the delapitated building to make way for "Progress".  Still a bunch of cool moderates up there, but the most unique line there is gone. 

Found this little gem "unposted"...

Title: Return of the Mexican

Quote from the fabled Mexican: I will crush your problem.


beware of Wynonna's bite
Only about 100ish days to Fall...hopefully I'll make it without suffering from heat stroke.  And we are only on day 1 of Summer

W out

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Been a while, no?

Computer died....  No video from comp, at least for now.

More posts to come as I try to recover some footage/images from the past few months.  In the meantime, two quick vids: 

First, you may have seen this already, but in light of the gigantic oil rig disaster, its probably more relevant.  A Patagonia commercial featuring Yvon C., whose company has its roots in doing the right thing while having fun.  Makes you think twice about some things, like who makes your stuff, where it comes from, and the responsibilities those folks/companies/industries/ should shoulder.  Not all do...

In its full glory here.


Secondly , a more light hearted short, of some short ones, from Will, Ben, Conor, and Matt...BingoBango Productions... 



Friday, March 12, 2010

Banff Mountain Film Festival and more!

Mar 17, 2010
• Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

We are excited to present the Annual BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR this year at the historic Lyric Theatre, in downtown Blacksburg, VA.
The 2010 edition of the film festival brings together a wide range of mountain escapades from all over the world. Come see how cinematographers push the limits to present films showcasing breath-taking locations, amazing cultures, and daring athletes. One showing only, so don't miss out!

Tickets are available for sale at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, located at the First and Main shopping plaza.  Tickets are moving fast, so get yours soon! 

Where: The Lyric Theatre
When March 17th, 7pm
Cost: $10 Adults/ $8 Students with ID

follow the event on FaceBook

Check the trailer below...this thing is rad, so be there or be [ ]

Also climbing has just becoming doable again here in the NRV...shit has been snowed on, and then ice covered.  As I write, now its raining...fuck.  Tired of the sporadic good, or atleast dry, conditions locally, well here are some short clips from drier days. 

great trailer from a movie that didn't happen:

McAfee Knob bouldering Trailer from Matthew Gant on Vimeo.

And two classic, local moderates:
FEA from Matthew Gant on Vimeo.

European Smoothness: from Matthew Gant on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Escape to Lunchbag

How do you know you're a strong climber? You make a climbing video that has absolutely no climbing in it, whatsoever. If you've got the balls to pull that off and not fear being heckled by the literal and digital peanut galleries, then fear not young climber--you crush. If you can't perform such a fearless act, then get the fuck out our way. Luckily, Clif, Jay, and myself all have enormous balls . . .

Escape To Lunchbag from Joe Lambert on Vimeo.

Monday, March 01, 2010

2nd Annual BRMS/Rock Bouldering Comp Results

2010 results:

Guys: Beginner
1) Aaron Ramsey (1685)
2) Kevin Kelly (1400)
3) James Lassiter (790)

Gals: Beginner
1) Jenny Wagner (430)

Guys: Intermediate
1) Mike Szwedo (2280)
2) Sam Froelich (1910)
3) Joe Gruss (1810)

Gals: Intermediate
1) Kelly N. (1365)

Guys: Advanced
1) Will Dorinsky (2935, tie breaker at 7th problem)
2) Aaron Parlier (2935, tie breaker at 7th problem)
3) Matt Londrey (2775)

Thanks to everyone who came out and pulled down!  Special thanks to the The Rock @ the Dwelling Place for hosting the event & Blue Ridge Mountain Sports for sponsoring the comp!  See you in 2011!  Comp video to come soon...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2 annual BRMS/Rock Bouldering Comp

'Twas the night before The Comp, when all through the gym
Not a knuckle dragger was stirring, not even a chuffer;

 The holds were cleaned by the car wash with care
In hopes that comp day would soon be there;

The boulderers were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of crushed problems danced in their heads
And Cliff on his ladder, and Josh with his wrench,
Had just settled down for a well deserved beer,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
We sprang from the gym to see what was the matter.

Away to the window we flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

I knew in a moment it must be time.

And I laughed when I saw it, in spite of myself;
A twist of the hip, and a dyno to the hold,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

All spoke not a word, but went straight to work,
And filled all the score cards; and cranked with a jerk,
And laying their chalk pots aside of the pads,
And giving a spot, up the problems they rose;

They sprang to the beats, and to his team he gave a shout,
But I heard him exclaim, through the chalk filled the night

Its Comp night!