Monday, November 30, 2009

Feeling bummed

So after taking two days off to let our finger tips harden for our first day at the Buttermilks, I some how strained my back in my sleep! It hurts to take deep breaths and range of motion is limited. How I did this I don't know, but am taking a third rest day in hopes that the pain dissipates enough to climb tomorrow.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Someone left a bag of fortune cookies in the "free box" at camp! Shane and I have done most of the cookie fortunes. Guess they are really past cookies.

Last shot of the day

Shane getting ready to pull the crux of "Carrot Top" V3... with the dirty hippie looking on hoping to snag some beta.

Shots of the day

Me scoping out the top on "Bleached Bones" V4. Another notable send that day was the ultra classic "Serengeti" V5.

Shot of the day

Shane warming up on "Slight Inducement" V1 at the Happy boulders on a beautiful day at Bishop

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Headbangers cave

Shane sticking the first slopy move on his project "Beer Tumor Right" V4

Bouldering at the Happies in Bishop

Trying to stick the slopy finish on Solarium, one of the most sandbagged V3s at Bishop.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Shane standing in front of his new home enjoying a beautiful sunset over the bay

This shot was taken off of the Pacific Coast Hwy. Some of the most beautiful driving we have ever done!

Reached the Pacific

Standing in the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just left San Fran and are now in Bishop the best place EVER!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stayed at a Motel 6 in Oakland with a gate kiosk and security guard. Some how I didn't feel safer.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Standing at the base of El Cap

Shane and I climbed El Cap...well at least the first 20ft of it. I guess you could say I am projecting it for when I get back!

Guess who else?

Here is Tommy's partner, Kevin Jorgeson, another accomplished high ball boulder climber. Tommy and Kevin have been working on freeing the old aid route of Mescalito on El Capitan. Other notable climber sightings was Dean Potter at Camp 4.

Guess who I met at the base of El Cap

Me and Tommy Caldwell after his last day attempt at his hardest new route on El Cap.

For all you tree huggers out there

Hugging the base of a giant sequoia tree, the largest living thing on this planet!

Yosemite Valley

Enjoying the most picturesque view of the valley

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Almost ran out of gas in the salt flats, but we made it and are moving on to Reno and the Yosemite!
Great day at Momentum gym in SLC! The nicest gym we have been in. Shane sent his first 5.10 indoors and is ready to tackle the outdoors.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just finished a long day of killing it at Keystone Mt. Shane looked like a pro while I spent most of the time on my bum, which is probably why it hurts SO much.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Great angle of the gym and the amazing top out boulders

Shane bouldering in the Dojo cave

It was a great day at the Spot Gym. It was also pretty cool the Matt Segal made it over from the Red and Sonny Trotter stopped by to climb!

The Spot Gym at Boulder CO

This 3 year old had some amazing foot work. Must be Lisa Rands daughter. Oh yeah and she sesnt the climb!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lunchables 5.11d

Feet cutting at the end. Went for the send but a foot hold broke early on. Choss capital of the world I hear.

Pulling out the roof

Time Sequence

Maple Canyon

"Lunchables 5.11d
With snow in the weekend forecast we are leaving Maple Canyon UT for Copper Mt CO to snowboard!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Topping out a V3 on the Warm Up boulder in Joe's Valley

Joe's Valley Bouldering

Keeping the barn door on "Mono E Mono" V5
A beautiful
day of bouldering in Joe's Valley UT and then off to Maple Canyon

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Driving thru the Moab desert. Nothing for 100 miles. Hope we make it out the other side.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Indian Creek

FA of "Cow Pies" V3

Shane Cranking on "Cow Pie" V3. (Unofficial name and grade)

Shane climbing another unknown boulder at Indian Creek. This one was surrounded by cow pies!
Shane rock jumping in Canyonlands National Park. "To beer and women" - That's for you Jason

Indian Creek UT

Shane climbing an unknown boulder at Indian Creek.

Friday, November 6, 2009

This hostel smells like Ramen. Go figure.
Crashing at the lazy lizard hostel in Moab. For $9 a night we get a warm bed, hot shower, wifi, tv, kitchen and good company!

Arches National Park UT

This picture doesn't do it justice. It was the most beautiful day at probably one of the most spectacular places on this planet!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A little early in the ski season. Pushing on to UT in hopes of hitting the slopes in a week or two.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

At the 79 motel. For $25 we get an assortment of VHS tapes with blockbuster hits such as Long Riders & All Dogs go to Heaven. Hope the space heaters dont break!
Just had our first snow sighting right outside of North Platte, Nebraska.
Leaving the cousins in De Moines and their great hospitality for 17 hrs on the road in hope of catching some snowy slopes in CO.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Shane savors his first White Castle slider.

Shane's 26th BDAY!

We surprised him with a motel bash. The cake design was interesting to say the least. (Thanks Natalie J) The cake design seems to have been a running theme through out the week
; )

Costume winner at Miguel's

I think we all know the Justin Timberlake Adam Sandberg song we have playing in our heads right now.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Left the Red River Gorge headed for MO. Big ups to everyone on their sends! Shane, both Natalies, Jason, Lillian, Pablo, & Mike can't wait to do it again.
Left the Red River Gorge headed for MO. Big ups to everyone on their sends! Shane, both Natalies, Jason, Lillian, Pablo, & Mike can't wait to do it again.