Saturday, January 21, 2012

Yosemite Pics

Here are some photos from my trip to Yosemite with Kyle O last weekend. It was a great trip... perfect weather, no crowds, and some quality time with friends. Good times...

Kyle and Me on The Wave
Me on Great White, one of the most fun climbs of the trip
Which Way to the Boulders?
The Bearhug Mantle - a quality lowball
Battle of the Bulge
The Beta Dance
Jackie on The Titanic
Lastly, some rad Merced River Boulders Kyle found off Route 140...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Midnight Lightning Vid

Here's a short video of Kyle O'Meara climbing Midnight Lightning in Yosemite. Kyle has climbed half the problems on the Columbia Boulder, and impressively still hasn't fallen off of the boulder once. I didn't fare quite as well, but I had a wonderful trip. I'll have some photos up in a few days...

Enjoy! Be sure to click through to Vimeo to watch in HD.

Update: Also, here is a short video Kyle just posted of him flashing Panic Room and sending King Air, the latter of which has to be one of the most impressive lines in the country. Good job Kyle!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Headed to Yosemite...

I've decided to take advantage of the unprecedentedly-awesome winter conditions in Yosemite and the cheap airfare on Alaska Airlines, and I'm taking a short trip to California this weekend to visit Kyle O'Meara and return to the Valley. I'm psyched!!!

Here's an image of the 10-day forecast for Yosemite that I took last Saturday - can you tell why I'm going?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The climbing here in Washington has definitely slowed down over the past two months, and it has given me time to go through some old photos from the fall of last year. Here are a few of my favorites:

Joel On the Mega-Project On The Fist
John Stordahl On and Off a New Problem Near Little Bridge Creek Wall
Drew Schick On A Powerful New Problem On the Same Boulder
Cortney on Kompressor Crack, A Quality Obscurity Also Near Little Bridge Creek Wall
Max "GQ" Hasson
The Machine Gun
Isaac Howard on Claim Jumper
The 420 Slab