Archive for January, 2012
Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by B3.
Daniel Woods has made the FA of a sick new V14 called Mind to Motion at the Nicky’s Boulders, just outside of Estes Park, CO. The problem was found and cleaned by Dave Graham, but left open as he is in Hueco Tanks. Daniel put a few days of work into this one, and it [...]
Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by B3.
It’s been more than 10 years since a comprehensive bouldering guide to the Front Range of Colorado existed, but Colorado Bouldering: Front Range by Phillip Benningfield and Matt Samet from Sharp End Publishing is now complete! You can pre-order the book right here on B3, just click the link on the right side of the [...]
Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by B3.
This weekend I was feeling a bit under the weather, but it wasn’t enough to stop from getting out to scope a “new area” practically in Estes Park. The reality is that the Nicky’s Boulders (aka The Billards) have been climbed at for a long time. In fact I visited the area in 2002 when [...]
Posted on 19. Jan, 2012 by B3.
In a bit a news that would have probably gone unreported, Ty Landman has made the first flash ascent of the classic V11 in HP40 God Module. God Module is a near perfect overhang of sandstone that is very atypical for the south. The first move is the crux, and it involves a very difficult [...]
Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by B3.
I wrote this as a response to a thread on Facebook (but felt compelled to repost it here), and while this isn’t technically a review of the movie “The Wizard’s Apprentice” it is somewhat of a response to Andrew Bisharat’s review here. The Wizard’s Apprentice is unquestionably the most inspiring sport climbing movie I have [...]
Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by B3.
This weekend was somewhat uncertain for climbing, although I did get out on Sunday, and made the second ascent of Brian Camp’s Silver Leaf V10 at Horsetooth Reservoir. The problem presents a very unique challenge and although it had been tried by a number of very strong climbers no one had managed an ascent. I [...]
Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by B3.
Here is a link to great “interview” from Adam Ondra in which he provides detailed explanations to routes he has tried and failed on. Ondra isn’t the only climber who has done this, but so often in today’s media saturated environment, top climbers shy away from their failures and make an effort to pump up [...]
Posted on 10. Jan, 2012 by B3.
I don’t hide the fact that I enjoy lists, and most serious boulderers I know make tick lists of all kinds. Every year I make a list of problems I’d like to do in Colorado for the summer and the winter, and then area specific lists for places I think I may visit, e.g Joe’s [...]
Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 by B3.
Daniel Woods has made the first ascent of another difficult boulder problem in the Estes Park area. This time he climbed the first ascent of the long-standing “Bridge Project*”, just 50 yds off the Bear Lake Road near Moraine Park, a large open meadow in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are only a handful of [...]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by B3.
In the past few months I have taken a few steps towards making B3bouldering a small source of additional income and I wanted to be forthright about some of the changes that are about to take place. In no way will the content change, and I look forward to continuing to post about my experiences [...]