Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CU Alpine - Fall '11 Video

Time lapse via gorillapod.

A big thanks to all of my friends who were equally as psyched to climb as I was to film them. I'm very thankful to be involved in an awesome, young climbing community.

This is the fist video I ever made, climbing El Capitan last March with Colin Simon.

Watching this video makes me a bit sick to my stomach. It reminds me of how terribly nervous I was before we committed to the 4 day, 3000 foot adventure.

It's absolutely crazy how much has happened in my life since then, good and bad.

Hand drawn arts and crafts for new vibes:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25th

I've been working on putting together a video for the CU Alpine Club. Today was the second day of shooting, and I feel that it is going very well. I'm having a hard time visualizing exactly what I want everything too look like, but that's part of the fun. 

I have very encouraging friends and climbing partners that have been helping me out with this. Here are some photos from earlier today in Eldo.  

 David Alexander on C'est La Vie

 Phil Lauffenburger on Interceptor

A few hours of solid climbing was only to be interrupted by my work schedule, a dinner shift at the restaurant I work at. I started working as a server at The Olive Garden a few weeks ago. For me, it was a big step in becoming more responsible.
Ugh... that's a terrible word. Not to worry though, it was a bit necessary for me to bend the truth about my availability so I will still have the weekends off to climb.

You can check out my recent pictures on Flickr in high res.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ocean of Noise

Yes! I'm still alive! I'm doing my best to resurrect my blog. I apologize for the lack of words lately. I've been keeping myself busy learning to do all this photo and video stuff. 

My mind has been very cluttered. So much that it's almost too write about. Capturing my life with a camera seems to cause everything to make more sense. 

Colin Simon on Country Club Crack

Boulder clouds

 Upper Dream Canyon

My brother, Jordan Lempe with his glow in the dark painted t-shirt

Colin Simon on Empire of the Fenceless

 blogspot... sometimes you make my pictures pixilated

Will Buckner on Country Club Crack

 Chris Parenteau on Elanor

I'm starting to get the hang of the new camera gear.

Everything in my life seems hard. I feel that self improvement is best learned through challenges, success or failure. Dealing with this day after day is honestly tiring.

More later..

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 10th

I'm writing to you from a beautiful cabin in Fairplay, Colorado. I'm up here with some friends for the weekend, and it has been rejuvenating to say the least.

Bright night long shutter up in the Flatirons.

I moved back to Boulder last week, and started working as a server at The Olive Garden. I couldn't care less what job I was able to find, I just needed something to occupy my time.

If you couldn't tell, I haven't been climbing a ton. I always feel guilty when I'm not constantly killing myself, trying to perform better. I'm not going to push it, and only climb when it feels right. That's what it's all about anyways.. there's no point to climbing if you're not enjoying it.

I spent my last month back in Denver climbing on the weekends, hanging out with my best friends, and making videos. I recently purchased a real camera, and I can't express how excited I am to start using it!

Once I get the swing of things, I whill hopefully be bringing you some pretty cool footage.

Here is a test video, enjoy!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Prow, Washington's Column, June 8-9

I almost forgot that we did this route! Colin and I picked up Greg Howland to send the shit out of this route! We climbed this in 'gangster style'. Two double portaledges, enough food for 8 people, and a super chill route.
I'm just going to have a photo trip report for this one. I finally got photoshop again, so I could edit the photos properly. 

Flying pig from the guys ahead of us on Reanimator.

6am... SUN! The best way to wake up in Yosemite.