Radio 1190 Interview

Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by in News

A while back I did a radio interview here in Boulder, CO on Radio 1190. The show is hosted by Mike Brooks and Dave McAllister. The interview is an hour long, but if you’d like to hear what I have to say about any number of topics, including Devil’s Kitchen, Endovalley, the Guidebook, chipping, and Alaska, check it out!

Check out the interview here!

4 Responses to “Radio 1190 Interview”

  1. Matt

    09. Nov, 2011

    I read the transcript yesterday and it is a good read. Insightful to learn about the various topics and the Alaska and Devil’s Kitchen trip as well as your plans for the future.

    I do have one question that I felt could have been asked during the European vs American topic. Do you think the disparity in styles is THE major factor in the hot topic of grade suggestions in areas of “mixed” development such as Rocklands and Switzerland where both Europeans and Americans are putting up tons of first ascents every year?

  2. B3

    09. Nov, 2011

    Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. I posted the link to the interview because I am somewhat of an animated speaker, and I think that is lost sometimes on the Internet.
    I think that has something to do with it. In Cresciano or Fontainebleau there are any number of problems that are given somewhat low grades because they aren’t very powerful, but they are extremely technical. This seems to frustrate American climbers. From my experience, grades were soft in South Africa, but not so much in Font or Swiss.

  3. Matt

    09. Nov, 2011

    What are your next plans for travel? ABS just picked up so I imagine you will be busy for a while setting.

    Also, what would you suggest is the best way to get an underdevloped region out into the climbing community? Obviously, local areas are known to locals but sometimes local’s aren’t particularly strong or interested. How would one show the potential of an area and say, “Come here nao!” and explore/develop?

  4. B3

    09. Nov, 2011

    Matt, I am going to Hueco Tanks for 5 days with the Movement setting crew, but no real plans beyond that. Money is tight for me right now. I am also headed back to school soon and that will put a clamp on any long term travel that isn’t in the summer. As much as I would like to travel around all the time, I just don’t have the means to do so.
    The best way is to start a blog and get photos out there for people to see. You can always Facebook someone like me and if you think it’s really good send me some pictures. If the photos look inticing enough someone will go and check it out. Development of such areas is slow unless you get the right people there. The thing that prevents me from going to areas is often the lack of really good photos, and by that I mean photos of good looking problems.

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