Friday Five – Inspiration

The second installment of our monthly Friday Five column, this week we’re presenting five things on the web that inspired us and/or gave us something deeper to ponder.

The Road to Astroman

An excellent story of succeeding on a dream route, by Luke Stefurak.

Jubilant Song

An honest tale of overcoming mental barriers.

Against the Grain

Peter Beal talks about embracing what you have in your backyard, and how the 1% might include some folks you hadn’t considered before.

Pure Imagination

A fun look at the woman who is redefiing the notion of what female climbers are capable of, and her recent tick of a 9a route in the Red, making her the first American woman to climb that grade.

Sasha DiGiulian. “Pure Imagination” 5.14d (9a). from Adidas Outdoor on Vimeo.


A visual tour of Riggins, Idaho and Smith Rock and Trout Creek in Oregon.

Oreganic Volume 2 from Greg Garretson on Vimeo.

One Response to Friday Five – Inspiration

  1. I love the one with Sasha DiGiulian. 5.14d is so hard. That has got to be at the very limit for every move. I can only dream of doing that. I’m stuck in the 5.11’s!


    Ryan Steinwert December 12, 2011 at 3:01 am
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