From the very (very) beginning, I've worn Five Ten Shoes, nearly 15 years now. I have climbed hundreds of first ascents in them all over the world, from 5.9 - 5.14d. Some notable, others not as much. But a sense of pride goes into each new climb, no matter what. And I'm proud to announce that yesterday evening [ed. note: Sunday, Sept. 19] I made the first ascent of the a new route to the top of the Second Summit here in Squamish. It's called the "Intrepid Traverse", 4 pitches, 5.13c. What...
Inquiring minds want to know … what exactly is this BIVERing business?! Not quite deep water solo-ing, not quite shallow water bouldering, "bivering" is a type of bouldering we here in MoabLandia do over the Colorado river! The term was coined by photographer and five ten athlete Eric Odenthal: b-ouldering + over the r-iver = "bivering"! ;-)
What makes "the best line"? This is a question I often ask myself but still don't really know the answer, or perhaps it is just that my answer changes with the seasons. Is it the moves, is it the features, is it the location, the aesthetic beauty, or the fact that it pushes you towards excellence. Here are a couple of pics of my current contenders. They are wildly different, but impossible to choose between... Let me know what you think.