Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bishop Video

So I finally managed to "edit" all the video we shot from our recent trip to Bishop.  It definitely isn't the most amazing footage but we all had a lot of fun climbing and playing with the camera.  You can watch it HERE.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

East Side

Just a few photos of the trip thus far, more to come in the next installment of the Bishop recap.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gearing Up

Well as you can see I haven't updated the old bloggity blog in a while, what can I say, we've got better things to do than sit in front of the computer screen (I say this while SITTING in front of the laptop just as you're SITTING in front of yours reading this), okay scratch that, I've just been lazy and haven't felt like I've had much to say.  Since the last post Lindsay and I have been on a serious training regiment involving too much time at the gym and not enough time with our feet up with drinks in our hands.  We leave for Bishop California in approximately 35.75 hours... not that we're counting down the hours...  ah, make that 35.73.  Tonight I came home to find a plain, square, brown box on the front porch, certainly not the most exciting of events but I knew there were fun climbing goodies inside!

Optimus Primes & Talon G2's
The crew at Evolv hooked me up with some new kicks for our little jaunt out to the land of granite, hot springs, and dirtbags!  The Optimus Primes and Talon G2's are some of the best shoes I've ever worn hands down.  The OP's are brilliant on overhanging edging and provide a stiffer platform in a "steep" shoe, a unique characteristic of most downturned shoes.  The Talon's are my "okay, it's go time and I don't even want to think about my feet on this burn, I just need them to work!" shoe.  Right out of the box they fit like a glove and with the snug lacing system I know I'll always dial in that perfect fit each time I slip them on.

SO, with a new arsenal of high performance shoes, a sweet new 12-G pad from my boys at Revolution, and knowing that I get to hang out with my amazing wife for two weeks at a super rad bouldering area with some of our best friends... yeah, you could say I'm excited.  We're going to try and have the camera rolling each and every minute anyone is climbing because if I've learned anything since trying to better my skills as an amateur photographer it's this: when you put the camera down, THAT'S when someone sends.  We'll try and blog during the trip, more than likely though it'll be a big recap at the end... I said I was lazy.  Until then, check out Evolv and Revolution in your free time and take a look at two companies who are paving the way for the future of climbing gear.  See you in Bishop!