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Posted on 17. May, 2016 by B3.
Last weekend my semester ended and I made a trip to Minnesota to sample some of the finest bouldering in the Midwest. Having been raised in Michigan it was great to return to a scene that has many of things I greatly enjoy about bouldering. Motivated locals, quiet climbing areas, and beautiful north woods scenery. […]
Posted on 12. Jun, 2015 by B3.
With a short break after a long semester, I had some free time to venture out once more into the wild world. It’s always difficult choosing where to go, but word had spread of some very nice new bouldering in Montana and it was hard to say no. I was also hopeful to add a […]
Posted on 09. May, 2015 by B3.
A few years ago, I had a chance to give climbing legend Dai Koyamada a tour of some of the hardest and best problems in Colorado. He asked a lot of questions, but so did I. He told me of an incredible new area in the south of Japan that he was very motivated for. […]
Posted on 04. May, 2015 by B3.
@katjavidmar trying notorious Holy Cow in #Oplotnica above one of the most intricate #landing zones ever! #bouldering #climbing #rogla #granite @moonclimbing A photo posted by Gasper Bratina (@gasperbratina) on May 4, 2015 at 12:34am PDT As bouldering has become more popular, landing zones have become more elaborate. Here’s one of the most advanced structures I’ve […]
Posted on 21. Apr, 2015 by B3.
Recently I appeared on Climb Talk radio 1190 with Mike Brooks. We had a great talk, which included a number of topics including Ashimm’s swoop of the FFA of the Swarm, the use of performance enhancing drugs in climbing, pro climbers salaries, the “fake dream” of the climbing world and much more! Here is video […]
Posted on 26. Feb, 2015 by B3.
Over the holidays I had the opportunity to travel to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, aka Red Rocks outside of Las Vegas, Nevada for the first time in my climbing career. It was a very motivating trip for me and I have to think that after spending three weeks there, it offers some of […]
Posted on 16. Feb, 2015 by B3.
Recently, an ethical issue in regards to bouldering has arisen and I’m compelled to share some thoughts, and hopefully start a discussion. Climbing is often touted as a lifestyle sport, with vaguely defined rules and regulations as to how to participate. People climb for many reasons, one of which being that they don’t want to […]
Posted on 11. Nov, 2014 by B3.
Early this summer I contacted Davin Bagadonas in an effort to check out one of his most recent finds, El Dakota. He spoke of sandstone boulders lurking deep in a dark and primeval forest, far off the beaten path. Few had been there and most that had weren’t interested in going back. I was intrigued. […]
Posted on 24. Oct, 2014 by B3.
The Saratoga Valley in Wyoming is a great choice this time of year, and I went back recently to see some new boulders. Although I had made a previous trip to nearby Bennett Peak, I was looking forward to seeing new stuff at Needle Peak. It is my first priority when visiting a new area […]