“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?

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.  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.

  1.  A time that has been plagued by fickle weather and trips to the mall to visit Hot Topic

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5 Responses to “Why On Earth Don’t I Live Here?”

  1. Scott Strong November 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    I still am so confused about the Hot Topic thing, but damn it I love it like I love Kikwear and Korn.

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  2. fox December 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    I actually got to see him send the Madness two weeks ago. I have an iphone video of him sending starting at the sitdown ledge on up. It’s probably not worth posting, but let me know if you would like it…

    Cheers,

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    • Narc December 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

      I’ll watch any video at least once

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  3. Rory December 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    I like that they hung out with Kentucky Joe, always good for a story.

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  4. bob December 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    I saw these two at the gorge last weekend at The Rockhouse. It is great to see some pros supporting local business and saying positive things about a great climbing destination that is surrounded by a very supportive local community.

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