Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Butt Shot

a few out-takes from a recent desert shoot with mr. honnold

4 cheeks are better than 2

eye to eye with the first half of the second half

0.5 camalots are so easy for alex, he climbs them with one arm

From Spain Part 2 - The Climbing

sunrise over costa blanca

you can't do much in rodellar...

except climb!

los mallos de riglos - the fake ones

and the real ones

the greek high up on 'la fiesta de los biceps'

when you clip this, you know your in riglos


boy wonder with film crew in tow

boy wonder = adam ondra

via missing link

jules let'n fly on tufa-groove

rafael nadal IS number uno

Monday, March 15, 2010

From Spain w/ Love - Part 1

Part 1 - The sights.

the love cactus

old castles are everywhere

the world's oldest transporter bridge - built in 1893

the guggenheim at Bilbao

the classy town of Oviedo

ya, that's a big black booty

quite possibly the easiest E8 you'll every climb (seriously, the guidebook gave it an E8 2a rating!)

a typical small village

typical roadside commando camp

typical dinner in a deserted camp ground

as the kind kid would say 'RAIN - a big negative'

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

10 years in the making

While home for a few days between two international trips, I was lucky enough to find myself slogging up the snowy road of Santaquin Canyon with two friends.

In 1985 Brian Smoot and Bill Robbins established one of the 'hardest' pitches of ice in the Salt Lake area - Angel of Fear. (I'm apprehensive about saying hardest because it seemed quite easy the day i shot it with chris, which was his 3rd ascent in 5 days). It has been rumored to have only fully formed twice since '85, with the last touchdown being 10 years ago. While I'm not sure if i believe this entirely, I do know that it is rare and hasn't been around for the last several years that i've been looking.

This also marks one of my first forays into integrating film with still imagery. While, I'm happy with the results, I still have room for major improvements and look forward to the process of this new (well already here) form of story telling and adventure capturing.

Angel of fear - Santaquin Canyon from andrew Burr on Vimeo.