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Squamish Days

thomo on the method - Photo credit-Ema

I know summer in Squamish is long past and I am a little slow at getting certain things done, rather, slow at getting lots of things done, well I even tend to move and climb kind of slow but that’s another thing though I guess all related… My point is that I had wanted to put together a little something in honor of this past summer in Squam-town which was most enjoyable as.. Read More

The Mysterious OR show

james having a ball

The bi-annual trip south that many a sponsored climber or wanna be sponsored climber take each year to the Outdoor Retailer show has never been on my to do list. The idea of wasting my own money to go and “work it” has had very little appeal to me despite the efforts of friends telling me the importance of personal meetings and that I should view it like going to a conference and.. Read More

The Season 2

thomoSeason2

Here is a preview of the upcoming series the Season filmed by Bryan Smith and Fitz Cahall. It is a ongoing project that I have been awkwardly working on with them last year and this. Filming should wrap up at the end of September or October of this year. Enjoy! – Bryan is a super talent when it comes to cinematography

The Best Around

I tell myself how great I am, how incredible I am, how I am the best around. Nothing’s ever gonna keep me down. I hear the title fight song in Karate Kid when Daniel-son takes on Jonny of Cobra Kai. I’m standing on my feet. If I shift my weight too much on the Squamish granite, fifty feet of black rock would tumble by me before a bolt arrests my fall. This isn’t.. Read More

Falling Hurts

ouch

Since coming home from Europe this last spring, my climbing time has been limited. Between summer classes and work at the restaurant, I have found it hard to get out one, maybe two days a week. 12 weeks of French class for three hours a day, four days a week, has been brutal. After three months of full time climbing and traveling, that is a rough transition. But I’m broke and have to.. Read More

Summer Lovin’

Joe Meiners, Unbirthday V6

Whelp, it’s been a summer of purposefully not climbing much. Decided to take a proactive approach to injury prevention instead of a usual reactive stance on injury realization. Why climb in the summer heat of the sweaty ball sack that is Salt Lake City, when you can swim in lakes and travel to mild climates for biking, hiking, and even more swimming? I have gone back home to Washington a couple of times,.. Read More

On Za road. Again.

It was not the first year I had told myself that I would go to Colorado. No matter what happened, I would make it and every year, I bailed. This year when I returned to the horrendously wet and depressing spring in Squamish I told myself the same thing, Colorado in August, I’d make it happen this time, for sure. After a few months, surprise, surprise, I talked myself out of it. Squamish.. Read More

Limitless

katie lambert in the buttermilks, california.

Without this harmony we are as Morihei Ueshiba says – stifled; but with this harmony we can achieve greatness, we can attain our goals, we are limitless.

A Circuit for you

In Squamish? Try out this circuit that covers the Easy Chair to Animal Magnetism area. This is one example of some of the circuits I made up last year for the grand wall boulders in squamish. Feel free to print it off if you feel up for a good day out. feedback is welcome. thanks to peter michaux for the topos and sundev of the climbingcollective.com for his computer wits though he’d not.. Read More