Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lots going on...

Another short film from Moore's Wall featuring the following problems:
-Trail side problem
-Classic Pinch Problem
-The Messer
-Boone Problem

Untitled from adam walker on Vimeo.

With some beats by:
-Oh No / Girl Talk
-Embrace the Martian / Crookers ft Kid Cudi


Monday, February 28, 2011

Area updates, videos, and more

Just a few quick updates of the goings on in SWVA:

Big fire out in Rockingham county...virtually shut out 2nd Mtn the other weekend. Apparently, it was impossible to boulder w/o a respirator.

Back in Giles, a far to common scenario in the South came to a conclusion. Mountain Lake, home to Dirty Dancing and a small collection of boulders has been under a temporary closure while access, liability, etc was evaluated by the land owners. Local climbers with the help and voice of the Mountain Lake Conservancy plead the case to the Board over the course of several months. Unfortunately, the board chose to make bouldering on the property an unsanctioned activity and now consider it prohibited.

To not end on a bummer...a few quick videos.

Freaks and Geeks from Donald  Glover on Vimeo.

VIDEO PROFILE: BD athlete Fred Nicole bouldering in Switzerland from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.

Better Than Chocolate // Trailer from Haroun Souirji on Vimeo.

Another dS video to come next week! More Moore's...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

VA Obscurities

Lots going on to jibber about today...grab a beer and get ready:

Uno:  Sale woah, at Blue Ridge!  Evolv Talons 2s, Gri Gri's, Boss Hog pads, select draws, 'biners, harnesses, and lots more are on sale, all weekend.  All in addition to most of the winter clothing.  It all hits 40% off on Sunday & Monday, but don't wait till then because you might miss out.  Stop in for details or check it out online! How could it get better? Gri Gri 2, new Black Diamond draws, rope bags and more all just arrived!
nuff said...
climbing gear on sale!  sneak peek!
Dos: Banff tickets are going WAY FAST.  If you don't have one, you better act quick, or you might get left on the curb March 16th.

Tres: WFA course is going on Mountain Lake soon.  March 26-27th to be exact.  If you play in the woods like we do, then you owe it to your partners and family to know how to deal if shit hits the fan.  Matt is one of the best, and this two day course is primo.  

Quattro:  Obscurities from crags around SWVA

SWVA Obscurities from adam walker on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tomorrow night...

A five pack of VA Obscurities.

till then the trailer...

VA Obscurities trailer from adam walker on Vimeo.

and a good friend's new instructional guidance for training:


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Banff 2011 and more...

A new variation went up at 2nd Mountain, as reported by Matt B.  Start on WormWorld and link into the finishing moves on Jared.  The problem was suggested to be in the V8 realm.

The seasonal closure for the Falcons has started for the North End at Moore's Wall...gonna have to wait awhile for Orange Crush.  A long while...

Banff is back in the 'burg March 16th 2011.

• 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 2011 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 only at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, located at the First and Main shopping plaza. The festival sold out in 2010, so act quickly!

Where: The Lyric Theatre
When March 16th, 7pm 2011
Cost: $13 in adavance / $15 day of show

Friday, February 04, 2011

Belated Photo Assualt

After needing 30 days to find some reasonable fitness, things are starting to fall into place...  A great break from the scene and training was good for the mind and soul...things have healed, and mind re-sharpened.  While skipping the shallow waters & heading straight for the deep end; we've been trying to pick up where we left off...hoping to not drown along the way.

here is a photo-assualt.  Loaded with some stuff from NC to SWVA

getting ready for the crimps

Andy VS Tsunami (low)


Josh VS another unamed obscurity

W vs Project

The Myth VS Krymptic

and a sweet video

More to come soon: Banff 2011, seasonal closures, FAs, and more.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A classic Piedmont obscurity

Andy, Justin, and myself, set out in search of an obscure, yet classic, Piedmont problem. Crystal Buddha is hidden amongst the rhodos at Pilot Mountain State Park. While challenging to find, it is well worth the effort. After surmounting the low roof, we were rewarded with great pinching and spans up a prow.

A few pics:

Andy set up...

Andy getting his squeeze on...

Andy slapping up the prow

Justin escaping the roof

Justin starting up the prow

And a video from Nate Draughn of Crystal Buddha:


Friday, January 21, 2011

A Cold Winter's Day

Finally sometime to get out...its been just over a month:
-days climbing in Dec: 3
-Days outside in Dec: 1
-Days in 2011 outside: 2.5

So with the holidays behinds us and a little more time on our hands, we've had a chance to get out, well, atleast a few times.  Off to a good, albeit snowy start. First up in 2011, Titan's Traverse...a pumpy 30+ foot line of incut flakes. With a tricky opening section, the real crux is reaching the last section with warm enough fingers. Taking a hot minute to recall the beta and get used to the arctic conditions, the clash was over in just a few attempts.

Enjoy the pics...hopefully some more videos to come soon. It's a winter wonderland out there!

Headed in...

Not looking so great, but on we go...
walk in...

Crux hold on Titan Traverse

View driving home

Saturday, January 15, 2011


A new post is on the way...

Till then, here is sweet video of T-Rav pulling down a sweet line near Brevard, NC.  Good work son.

Travis Gray climbs Crimps on Wall from Travis Gray on Vimeo.

Stay tuned...