Courtesy of BigUp, here’s a great short video of Chris Sharma on the first ascent of Dreamcatcher in Squamish (from Dosage Vol. 4).
Sorry for the lack of activity lately, I have to admit this is probably the slowest time of year for me as a climber. The ice was fun for a couple of months, but now the snowpack is stabilizing and the skiing is just too good. I mean, what would you choose, face shots or [...]
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Well, I’ve finally wrapped up most of the stuff I am writing for the new Western Sloper guidebook, and it feels good to be almost done! There will be more edits and such, but the bulk of my work is winding down. It’s been a lot of time, I can see why they say writing [...]
Mike Schneiter on the first ascent of One Hold Shy, Dead Horse. With all the sunshine recently folks have been getting out on the local rock (where it’s not covered with snow). Mike and I headed out to Glenwood Canyon on Sunday, full of hope as the warm sun was beating down in town. By [...]
Head on over to Patagonia.com for the 2008 Winterfest Sale. They’ve got winter items marked down 30-50% and it usually doesn’t last long. Get on it!
Guest blog by Rob Griz. Cave man’s view of the Ice Palace. Rifle holds a unique mystique amidst it’s overhanging limestone walls. The stream meanders below, ravens cackle overhead and pure white ice lines stretch high into the most cobalt of skies. Sipping from the tailgate, we watch as the morning sun quickly rises over [...]
It was a rough last week here in SplitterChoss land. Both Tracy and I got sick, she picked up the crud from a recent trade show, I got tonsillitis. Saw a doc on Sat and I’ve got those nasty bacteria on the run, hopefully I can get out soon. With all that down time, we [...]
I got an email from Mike Camp the other day, letting me know about an ice festival in Lake City on the weekend of March 1st. They’ve got an ice park down there, and from looking at the guidebook, it appears there are some great natural climbs as well. Lake City is a cool spot, [...]
Seems everywhere you look, everyone is talking about this winter. From backcountry skiing, to climbing ice, there is a lot of buzz in the air. New routes in Ouray, Telluride and even our own backyard. Climbs that often only last a couple days because they melt quickly have gotten fat with all the snowy weather. [...]
Extreme Angles is running a great sale on their books right now. You can get any two of the following books for only $35, and get entered into a drawing to win a brand-spankin’ new, bi-color, 60m, 10.1mm, dry-coat Sterling rope! Devils Tower The Needles (South Dakota) Shawangunks Climbing Vedauwoo Bouldering Vedauwoo Climbing The guidebooks [...]
We didn’t go to OR this year, instead opting to ski in Jackson the week before. We made the right choice. But if you want to find out what’s coming down the pipe, Rockclimbing.com has several blog posts showcasing the latest and greatest from all the gear manufacturers out there. Here’s a quick sample of [...]