Level up your rock climbing repertoire by attending Lead 101, Oct. 30 from 7-9 p.m. at the BRIC's Bronco Peak! This workshop will cover the basics of belaying, clipping quick-draws and how to fall. Register now at recportal.cpp.edu (link in bio)! [Image of student belaying her partner at the BRIC's Bronco Peak]
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Pamela Shanti Pack
Pamela is someone that inspires me every day. It may be because I feel that I identify more with her than any other climber I know of. Relatively the same age as me, Pamela is an inverted and vertical offwidth master. A style of Trad most shy away from. For those who are unfamiliar with that style of climbing, offwidths are cracks that are too big for you to finger or fist jam and too small to climb inside fully. So maybe it's your shoulder you shove inside the crack. Maybe it's your knee or hip. Or perhaps you flip your body upside down, jam your leg in the crack, place some gear and figure out how to straighten yourself back up to make another move. To say it plainly: offwidth climbing is a full contact, mentally challenging and somewhat painful style of climbing. AND I LOVE IT. It is by far my favorite style of climbing. I love finding the creative ways to use my body, my whole body, to ascend the wall. I love the challenge of quieting my mind when everything says to stop but I insist on continuing. You can see that determination when you watch Pamela climb. She has over 50 first assents throughout the American West and established a 5.13c 65′ inverted offwidth roof in Zion National Park named Gabriel. Pamela continues to push the edge and every season you will find her roaming the desert in search of more challenges, both physical and mental. She is proof to me that there is no limit to how much your body is capable of if your mind is willing. Thank you Pamela for being such and inspiration.
Don't forget we are still raising money to help other young girls realize their potential through the Woman's Sports Foundation. Watch for @laytravels and I on the 28th of this month push our bodies to complete 25 climbs and hike 25 miles in 25 hours. Link is in my profile if you wish to donate. #inspiration#womanwhoclimb#offwidth#womanwhorock#rockclimbing#tradclimbing#pushthelimit#5#heyflashfoxy#climbingpicturesofinstagram
Me being a top rope tough guy while trying to sort out the moves on the endlessly abstract Hand Shandy in Glenrock. (Taken like... I dunno a few weeks ago)
I've done some messy leads and taken a few big falls on this one but haven't got the redpoint and the weather is garbage this weekend so it's not gonna happen tomorrow either. More indoor sessions I guess.
Favorite boulder of the alpine season goes to 'Tangerine Man' - V8/9 | Lincoln Lake, CO |
It has a little bit of everything. Slab intro, a sneaky toe hook, heel hooks, full body tension, and a looming death pit over the top out. 🤘🏼But now it's time for the desert!
Missing those beautiful sunny climbing days already. In the meantime, I am pretty shaky from a good bouldering session at the local climbing gym. When it comes to fitness, do something that is enjoyable, whether it's hiking, climbing, yoga or anything else that makes your soul happy ❤.
My kids are out of school for fall break so we packed up the car and headed south. We went hiking in Red Cliffs today. The hike is only about 1 mile round trip but we stayed for 3 hours exploring, climbing and digging. As we were hiking out, the boys said, “Mom, let’s do that hike again.” I’m only to happy to comply. #redcliffs#stgeorge#hikingwithkids#redrock
The #MuirWall team! @mdre92, @bretteharrington and @carneycrankalot spent over a month working to free El Cap’s 33-pitch #MuirWall . Here we are camped out on the Grey Ledges right below the second crux pitch, Silverfish Corner (5.13b/c). While a roof mostly protected our mid-wall camp, mini icefalls and waterspouts constantly bombarded the small ledges and portaledge as fall began to look more like winter. #yosemite#elcapitan
Bradford Pope McArthur (@bradfordpopemcarthur) is taking over #RockandIce ’s Instagram feed this week with photos from the Muir Wall, El Cap, Yosemite. This is his fourth post of the week.
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It ain't called Ball Scratcher (5.12a) for no reason... Scott hoping to escape unscathed on this route at Motherlode. 📷 @dconnole8 ☆ Dylan is out here for the season and going to share some rad pics with us! Reach out and/or tag @bestofthered if you'd like to see your shots featured also. ☆
📽@lewwisdiaz. The first few climbs of our 'volume weekend' repeating some #joesvalley classics. Nothing says "Good morning, asshole" like swinging from some sharp pockets on 'Frosted Flakes' for your warmup. After that 'Dirty Harry' felt like an old friend... one that's still a bit of a dick but to an acceptable "we can still hang out sometimes" degree.
Volume days, Ben? Yeah... after too much grade chasing last season resulted in a lot of tears and broken dreams @lewwisdiaz and I decided to invest more time into what makes climbing fun in the first place: the process.
It's funny how easy it can be to get too hung up on accomplishing this and that only to forget the values that originally drove us to attain those goals. In my own experience accomplishing a goal is great, but once the box is checked what will challenge me then? Without a process based value to dictate an overall direction in life accomplishing a goal is a temporary high followed by a "what now and what next" existential crisis.
I've found that when a goal causes me anxiety and I start to avoid dealing with the problem it is also usually because I've forgotten the love of the process: the value I chose that was the source of my motivation. Personally, I've found that these process oriented values are what make the problems and pain of a pursuit worthwhile and even... enjoyable.
And while we're highlighting some of the key movers & shakers behind the CCC, here's an action sequence of the Northern Mountains Representative. Mike Trew @sonny.carver has been involved since the beginnings of the Carolina Climbers Coalition, previously the High Country Climbers Coalition and now Boone Climbers Coalition. And over the last 5 years or so, he's been our "community organizer" of the Weekly Climbing Club (with 100+ people on the group email), directing us towards various crags and boulderfields on a regular basis throughout the climbing season! And "Trew Dog's" weekly trip reports are more entertaining than you could ever imagine.
Thanks Mike for the decades of Craggin' shenanigans, Collaborating with land managers, Creating first ascents, and "CCC"eeping the stoke going in the High Country and throughout our Carolina States! .
@sonny.carver climbs PC with the extension (5.11d) at our climber-owned crag, Hidden Valley in Virginia. Honk 3 times if you Love Mike Trew!📢📢📢