Friday, April 21, 2017

More Bouldering in the Sierras

David climbing Saigon Direct (V9). Dave Vuono photo.
We've lived in the Sierras for almost two years now. Needless to say, in addition to climbing near our new home of Reno, we continue to spend as much time as possible in Bishop and Yosemite.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Lloyd Project

Recently we were psyched to turn Instagram control over to Steve Lloyd.  He's one of our Utah based athletes and also an incredibly talented photographer.  Here's a recap from the takeover: 
 
 


Friday, March 17, 2017

Winter Climbing in Cuenca, Spain

Classic arête climbing on Cabe Esperar (8a) at Sombretivo.
Cuenca is a small city in central Spain, just two hours east of Madrid. The old town is perched on a cliff-lined plateau and is famous for Les Casas Colgadas, hanging houses built into the sheer rock walls that snake around the outer perimeter. Due to its abundance of historical attractions, Cuenca has been declared a UNSECO World Heritage Site and draws countless tourists every year, but the river gorges that surround the city are a major site for rock climbing, one of the most important in this part of Spain. But despite its quality climbing, visits from international climbers remain relatively rare, likely because Cuenca retains an old-school flavour, one where technique often trumps brute strength and tufas are practically non-existent. Regardless, the plentiful sunny aspects piqued our curiosity and we decided to dive in and book a mid-winter trip.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

What's in your backcountry pack?

Wanted to share a nice write up from Alexa Hohenberg (www.stillstoked.com).  She offers a detailed breakdown of what's in her backcountry pack and put together a cool video snapshot to showcase everything.




Alexa is a professional snowboarder, photographer and backcountry snowboard guide.  



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sun Valley Powdery Mountain Niceness

Danny Walton has been having an unbelievable season shredding Sun Valley.  He recently shared some of the best shots from this epic season on our Instagram channel.  Here's a look back plus a bunch of images that didn't make the feed.

Nothing like flying through the air when you know you will be greeted by three feet of fresh snow.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Weekend on Empetrum Peak

Garibaldi Provincial Park protects almost 2,000 square kilometres of rugged alpine wilderness just north of Squamish and provides world-class hiking, mountaineering and skiing objectives for locals and tourists alike. The majority of the park is virtually impenetrable, but a few well-developed access points between Squamish and Whistler allow outdoor enthusiasts to explore some of the region's gorgeous, alpine terrain. The iconic volcanic peak, Black Tusk, is one of the area's major draws, and shortly before the fall rains settled onto the B.C. coast, we made an exploratory trek up Empetrum Peak to see the Tusk from a new perspective.

Garibaldi Park