29 May 2014

Leavenworth Memorial Day 2014

Life is rough in Icicle Canyon when your campsite gets poached WITH YOUR TENT SET UP. Brandon chilling.








Indian Paintbrush.










Tiny wrestlin slippery slopers in Mountain Home.










Kirsten did a 12 mile trail run into the Enchantments. Here's Cholchuck Lake. Not ugly. 






Trying hard on WAS in the rain. 










04 May 2014

SPRAYYYYYY







































Whoa. Change, lots of change. I suck at keeping this thing up to date. 


Siiinnnce Vegas, numerous Smith Trips have happened. Projects have FINALLY  started to go down. Climbing around pdx more. Getting way amped for summer weekend warrior status in our comfortable mobile chariot, Julius the Element. 



We LOVE car camping!







Detailed view of the inside.....











Waking up on the road, love it. Can't get enough of this. 











Breakfast Scramble= Road Warrior Fuel of Choice, and the miracle hangover cure all. Just ask JD....














This past weekend we went to Vantage. Not the best crag in the world, but it was dry and the company was good. Nikki and Ian goofing around









Vantage is where i experience my first ever whipper, on Kings of Ruin, back in '08. I was way in over my head. Jesse and mike gave me loads of shit and love retelling the story of me locking off for ever and taking a 6" fall. Here I was, in all my helmet glory...flailing.
























Annnndd flash forward to 2014. I had high hopes of putting this bad boy to bed. Unfortunately, a flabby-50-year-chain-smoking-toothless-Vantage-sensi tried lighting a cig while engaged in the knee bar and ruined all stoke. At least I progressed to a one hang, so that's cool.





















































Ian on the best v6 around Portland, White Lines at The Bridge of the Gods. (I stole all these pictures off of nikki's flickr, sorry nikki.) This and Dracula are the two absolute most dos for portland climbers.


























Training these days= lots of water, MOON board, IPAs, and weighted pullups.













Trying hard and gettin' it done at Smith on The Quickening.














Windmills in Nowhere Washington.











This blog has been a random bunch of climbing rambles and narcissistic photos. Going forward, i hope to intertwine some of my favorite things into a not so specialized blog exclusively about silly rock climbing. Well, there will still be silly climbing. But look forward to more random beer posts, Tiny Bubbles, random outdoor trips, nerdy GIS and LiDAR shit,  and other whatever i feel like posts.



Currently enjoying a case of these...mmmmmmmmm Yellow Snoowww.