Archive | November, 2011

“Why On Earth Don’t I Live Here?”

Writing for Five Ten about his recent time spent in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge1, Dave Graham unleashes another classic entry for the internet to enjoy:

I will admit, as this is my second trip to this place, I am blown away by the quality of the rock, the natural nature of the way the routes flow. The fact that I have never dedicated some time to climbing here confuses me, and makes me question whether I even know what the hell I am doing after climbing for 15 years.

Why on earth don’t I live here?
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And writing on her blog, Emily Harrington offers some pictures and some insights she gained from climbing with Graham the past couple of weeks:

Dave is one of those individuals who doesn’t train for climbing.  He doesn’t believe in it. Instead, he believes in his own creativity and self-expression, and it’s evident when he climbs.
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 He never stops believing in his ability to do a move or complete a route….As Dave has shown me, sometimes using your mind is more important than everything else.
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  1.  A time that has been plagued by fickle weather and trips to the mall to visit Hot Topic
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Fred Nicole’s Entlinge (V14/15) Flashed By Daniel Woods

Fred Nicole’s Entlinge (V14/15) Flashed By Daniel Woods

Daniel Woods gets really “next level” with things by flashing a Fred Nicole testpiece in Switzerland

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Successful Trip To The Red River Gorge For Jorg Verhoeven

Jorg Verhoeven reports on his blog that he had a pretty successful trip to the Red River Gorge with repeats of Pure Imagination (5.14d), Fifty Words For Pump (5.14c) and Southern Smoke (5.14c) among the routes on his ticklist.
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 Check out a video of the Pure Imagination send here.

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Trotter Does First Repeat Of The Prophet (5.13d R)

Trotter Does First Repeat Of The Prophet (5.13d R)

Tommy Caldwell wasn’t the only person hard at work on the flanks of El Capitan this fall

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Adam Taylor Brings 5.15 To The Red River Gorge

Adam Taylor Brings 5.15 To The Red River Gorge

Red River Gorge local Adam Taylor ushers in the era of 5.15 at the Red

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Video Friday – 11/18/2011

Video Friday – 11/18/2011

An update from Hueco Tanks and your Video Friday videos

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5.14c Repeats By Spannuth & Zachariash

A pair of climbers continue their rapid rise up the grading scale

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