Posted on 21. Oct, 2014 by B3.
Early this summer I took an afternoon and hiked through Peaceful Valley, near Allenspark, Colorado. This area is also known as Camp Dick. It was one of the first alpine bouldering areas established in the Front Range. It never really caught on as an area, though a number of climbers have visited over the years […]
Posted on 06. May, 2014 by B3.
Over the past 4 years my pursuit of new projects has been fairly relentless as those close to me can attest. One place I keep going back to, especially this time of year, is Wyoming. The lonely plains stretch endlessly yet suddenly and without warning they are punctuated by wild and twisted rock formations, many […]
Posted on 28. Apr, 2014 by B3.
Big props to Michael O’Rourke for establishing what is sure to become a classic to the Bear Lake Road Circuit in RMNP. Photo of Diego Montull working the project, taken from O’Rourke’s Instagram. The Phoenix V13 was born yesterday. It climbs a stunning arete on great rock just feet from the road. Climbers have looked […]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2014 by B3.
Not too long ago I sat down with my good friend Neely Quinn for 2 hours to discuss training, diet, development and my role as The Sheriff. I love doing these kinds of interviews. Neely and her husband Seth have a great new site called Trainingbeta.com which has all sorts of great information on climbing, […]
Posted on 10. Jan, 2014 by B3.
School ended this semester with a relative whimper, which lead to one final week of work and then a much needed break. Mostly over the holidays I was psyched to spend time at home, in Michigan, with my parents. I feel very fortunate to have such supportive and loving people in my life and I […]
Posted on 06. Jan, 2014 by B3.
The RV Project has posted two pictures illustrating the destruction of one of the most classic V7s in the country, Deception at LRC. This hits especially close to home because I just returned from a recent and brief trip to the fabulous boulder fields of the south east. A while back I wrote a post […]
Posted on 20. Nov, 2013 by B3.
Daniel Woods has added another incredible hard problem in Colorado. The new line climbs out a 25 ft 60 degree wall in the heart of the South Platte. I got the low down on the line from Colorado Springs local Max Krimmer. B3: What did Daniel Name it and how hard did he call it? […]
Posted on 16. Nov, 2013 by B3.
In 1997 I was a junior at Michigan State University. I was hungry for adventure, particularly of the outdoor flavor, but I lacked any kind of cohesive vision for how that would happen. I tried hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, snowboarding, winter camping, running, trail running, just about anything that seemed interesting. Living in Michigan there […]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2013 by B3.
After the flood, there was much speculation from many climbers in the local community that either established boulders had shifted or that new boulders had fallen. Some joked that Cage Free was now on Pearl St., and that climbers exiting the Sundown Saloon would huck a drunken lap on the classic dyno. Last Sunday Boulder […]
Posted on 06. Oct, 2013 by B3.
While I was in the Grampians I stayed in a quaint cabin in Wartook. In the adjacent cabin, simply by coincidence, were some old friends from Germany I’ve climbed with in Hueco, Switzerland, and Colorado. Andreas Barth and Dorothea Karalus (there was some other guy with them too, but I forgot his name, maybe Alexis? […]