Here’s a movie about a climb in Squamish (Canada) that will make your hands sweat. Enjoy
Yosemite Valley is one of my favorite places on Earth so it’s always great to see a nice video about climbing there. The following two videos totally fit the bill as Alex Honnold talks about finishing an old Todd Skinner project on the Leaning Tower.
It’s interesting to see the process that Honnold takes and the motivation that stems from this encounter with Skinner. In the first video, I appreciate the discussion about the mindset we have for different challenges. Having a growth mindset and one that is eager to take on challenges and work hard is incredibly beneficial and often we have to cultivate it because it doesn’t always come naturally.
Spring is here in western Colorado and the climbing conditions are great. I just returned from a trip to Maui so it feels odd to post some videos about winter and skiing. But, they are too good to pass up and reflect on this past winter. Plus, they feature our area and include my favorite lift-served skiing area, Aspen Highlands, and my favorite local backcountry skiing, Marble.
There are a couple of great videos from the Yurt Project. When you’re done, put away the skis and embrace the spring climbing season.
Attitude is a powerful force and can be a game changer in determining the outcome of challenging goal.
Moab is an adventurer’s playground and this fun little movie highlights that. Steph Davis and Mario Richard BASE jump the approach to a hard, obscure route in Moab. Enjoy.
Here’s a great little video from Metolius showing how a cam is made, from idea to plugging into a crack for protection.
Conrad Anker is a living legend in the climbing world. Soft spoken yet driven, I’ve always had a ton of respect for Conrad for the cutting edge climbs he’s done and for the way he lives and carries himself. All climbers have some sort of gear room; whether it’s a garage, closet, or a few bins in their dirtbag van, climbers have a deep connection with their gear that includes how it is stored. I know I will often peruse through my gear room, thinking of the stories told by pieces of gear; falls taken, friends climbed with, summits reached.
Here’s an insightful video looking at Conrad Anker’s gear room. Enjoy.
A nice video of Mayan Smith-Gobat climbing in beautiful Arapiles on Punks in the Gym. Enjoy.
This is a great little video with a wonderful story and beautiful imagery. My great grandmother was born in Switzerland and our family has always had a special place for it in our hearts. Nina Caprez cranks this cool looking route. Enjoy.
2013 is full blown. Have you asked yourself what you want to do this year?
Goals? Resolutions? To-do lists? Whatever you want to call them, it can be motivating to make some resolutions.
Setting goals can be a bit like going to the dentist: I know it’s a good thing, but it’s always a reminder of my less than perfect hygiene. Hence, it is a call to action for something I have a hard time doing.
That’s why when I set New Year’s resolutions, I set attainable goals, like quitting smoking (I don’t smoke), eating my vegetables (which I love) and not beating my wife (which I don’t do).
I tell my wife every year that she should be glad that I prioritize her when setting my goals for the year. She says I should get serious.
Read the rest of the article here at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent website.
Scott Nykerk works towards his goal of climbing a difficult route in Rifle Mountain Park.