Sunday, November 25, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bolt Replacement Flick

Here is a video that brewed up for the Yosemite Climbing Rangers about bolt replacement. One of their Climbing Steward Volunteers Roger Brown works for ASCA, and has replaced over 2,400 bolts! When you clip one of those phat new shiny hangers, this is what goes into replacing the 'time boms'.

Travel and Change

The 'No Way Down' blog is coming to an end. I'll be switching over to a new website in the next few weeks where I'll have a more organized way of displaying my images, films, and stories. Lately, my biggest problem has been a cluttered computer filled with too many photos and videos; because of that, I have felt overwhelmed and have neglected this blog. 

Get ready for Viva Patagonia Pt. 2, as I will be traveling down to Patagonia again this winter. I have not only gotten better at the fine craft of crack climbing and personal suffering, but have also updated my camera gear, and have been learning a ton about shooting video and snapping photos. I am unbelievably excited to say the least. 

This disheveled series of photos is void of stories that will be told when my new site develops. Enjoy! 

Events seen in photos:
The Shortest Straw speed record
Native Son
The Prow with my girlfriend Jess
Monkey gig on Free Rider
End of season in Valley, leaving

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Monkey Business

I've been deep into projects on the side of El Cap, and behind the lens of my camera. I'm excited to share some of my recent experiences. Hold on tight while I finish the editing.

Here is a quick video of my friend Nate and I cutting an extremely loose block off the side of El Cap. Nate and I rapped All 3,000 feet of the captain to work a few of the crux pitches. One notoriously dangerous and difficult is 'the monster offwidth'. Right in the middle of the crack lies a gigantic block, hanging only by a few old slings. We worked together with another team who also rapped the route in order to make sure the base was clear, and we could safely let the block scream down 2,000 feet to the base.