Nayda Vorotnikov competing in this season’s last Dark Horse Bouldering series. February 4, 2012.
Alex Johnson rocking some killer argyle socks at the Dark Horse Bouldering Series. February 4, 2012.
Cannon Cliff from Boise Rock. Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire. Morning of January 30, 2012. Panoramic composite of 13 images.
Climbing terrain like Cannon is inspiring to me because nature provides a chaotic array of features that beg for interpretation. Like a writer who strings letters together into something cohesive and beautiful, I think a section of cliff is like an alphabet waiting to be arranged into words, sentences, paragraphs. I suppose this analogy could be carried all sorts of ways, but I think I will leave it here for now.
Look close at these beer cans and you’ll see the corners are polished and some of the labeling has rubbed off from rolling around on pitons and carabiners since, likely, the summer of 2009. What I’m trying to say is that I can be very bad about cleaning out my car. Here’s to a little bit of pre-spring cleaning.
When I hang out with Austin Siadak I sometimes wonder if this is what Walter Sobchak would be like if he moved into a minivan and rock climbed instead of going to Vietnam. Eitherway, ‘Dak did move into a van and began documenting the climbing life. I caught up with him sometime after he pitched his Nikon D700 off a cliff (the sensor was fine, but the mic got worked) and asked him some questions about the nascent life of a Professional Dirtbagrapher.
Austin Siadak “sleeping it off” en route to a day of sport climbing.
How do you take your coffee? Dark as night and twice before I can get anything done for the day.
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Chuck, fuck, and marry: Condoleezza Rice, Hilary Clinton, Madeline Albright? Chuck Condi, fuck Clinton, and marry Albright. Little known fact: Rice studied under Albright’s father at the University of Denver. Did I mention I used to be an International Relations nerd?
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