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Australia I

Posted on 22. Aug, 2013 by .

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Alaska VII

Posted on 19. Aug, 2013 by .

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I’ve forgotten to add a day in previously, so I will share some thoughts on that then continue to the end. Our last day of filming was an awesome one. Most of the crew came out including Jared, Todd, Kynan, Kynan’s younger brother, David and Chris. Jared wanted to get some shots from Independence Mine, […]

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New V14 in Chaos Canyon

Posted on 16. Aug, 2013 by .

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Yesterday Daniel Woods did the FA of The Wheel of Chaos V14 in Upper Upper Chaos. This is a very long and upward rising boulder problem that comes out of a huge cave way up high. It was a very impressive ascent from Daniel with a big crew of some very strong climbers, including Jimmy […]

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So iLL Holds

Posted on 14. Aug, 2013 by .

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Chris Sharma paid a visit to Climb So iLL, one of the best new gyms in the country. Check it out! Chris Sharma at Climb So iLL from So iLL on Vimeo.

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Alaska VI

Posted on 11. Aug, 2013 by .

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Worked from the previous days of climbing, Wendy and I were looking forward to spending some time playing tourist. We decided to head out on Prince William Sound to soak up some ocean scenery, tidewater glaciers and hopefully see some interesting wildlife. It was another beautifully sunny day and the mountains were stunning. Icebergs and […]

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Alaska V

Posted on 01. Aug, 2013 by .

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We woke once again to wonderful weather after having been in Alaska for a week. The objective for the day was Byron Glacier, about an hour outside of Anchorage, near Portage Lake. I had visited Portage Lake on my first trip to Alaska and couldn’t help but notice a bunch of boulders along the flank […]

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So Ill Holds

Posted on 01. Aug, 2013 by .

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I couldn’t have gone to Alaska without the help of So Ill. Check out Routesetting from So Ill Holds while you wait for Alaska V, coming tomorrow! Climb So iLL: Routesetting from So iLL on Vimeo.

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Alaska IV

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by .

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Worked from the previous day but motivated to see new rock and develop with a big crew, we went back to Hatcher Pass. The gate was now open, and driving up the road was relatively easy in our SUV. The first few miles of the road are relatively flat, and they are somewhat maintained, and […]

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Alaska III

Posted on 28. Jul, 2013 by .

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Tuesday we began filming for the movie. It was again surprisingly warm, which was a trend that would continue almost the entire time we spent in Alaska. Highs in Anchorage were unseasonably near 90, which made conditions fairly poor near Hatcher Pass. The elevation in Archangel Valley, where most of the bouldering is, sits at […]

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Alaska II

Posted on 25. Jul, 2013 by .

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Upon our arrival in Alaska, I was incredibly excited to set forth and begin exploring. Archangel Valley was at the top of my list. It has the best rock, best scenery, most potential, and most established climbing of the areas near Hatcher Pass. It is where we spent most of our time on our last […]

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