A couple pitches in Feb. This year's Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is going on all next week. Jasmin Caton, Sean McColl and I are all giving presentations on the last night of the fest: Feb 19. So, if you find yourself on the west coast of BC, come by for some beer and pictures of rocks and mountains. Putting slideshows together is a good opportunity for me to do a little life inventory: goals accomplished, goals ahead, and lessons learned.
Here's a few snaps of me doing 'Crime of the Century', a classic 11c in the smoke bluffs at Squamish. When Sonnie called me to go climbing, I was deep into writing mode. But dry days don't come along very often, so it was a perfect excuse to hit the rock. I love this pitch.
For all my little soloing circuits I rarely use anything but my Anasazi 5Xs. Comfortable, yet precise enough to toe down on the little dimples. I probably use these shoes 90 percent of the time I go climbing.
All photos by Sonnie Trotter