I made a routine shoe order a couple weeks ago, getting the usual suspects: A pair of Dragons and some hiking shoes, but to my surprise, along with the boots I had ordered I pulled out a pair of awesome looking purple climbing shoes. I thought to myself, “what is the deal with these things? They look amazing.” I immediately made a call to Five Ten to get the low down on this climbing shoe. This is what they told me.
Cheers from the wall and thanks for the shoes! I have five pair of the Anasazi Lace V2 ready for action. The edges need to be absolutely perfect for the crux pitches, hence all the shoes. I wore a new pair on day one and they got me through pitch 9. Pitch 10 features 5.13+ liebacking with tiny edge/smear feet and a very cruxy finish, so I will be putting on a new pair for that. Thanks for the support and I'll be in touch soon.
I put this film together over the summer from my favorite backyard run, The Little White Salmon River in Underwood, Washington. I feel really fortunate to have such an impressive playground and such talented women to paddle it with. We get to explore beautiful gorges with impressive waterfalls, crystal blue pools and continuous class V rapids. Here is a glimpse into a world where access is difficult, danger is high, and the rewards are sensational:
Check out Tom Cruise wearing his custom-built Five Ten Warhawks with the all new (top-secret) Stealth MI6 rubber outsoles. There’s nothing better for slick surfaces—if they stick this well to glass and metal, imagine how they’ll work on rock and dirt!
After a long week of setting for the Dark Horse, I was hankering for some rock like a lil’ chunker aches for tootsies before bed-time. So, I went outside. At the risk of jinxing myself and my friends, I have to say that the send train as of late has been running on a seemingly endless track with the momentum of a freighter barreling towards some unknown destination. SLAY-TOWN, USA. What? Hayden Miller was able to take down Prince Paul in good form, working it from the ground up while taking a few very controlled ninja falls....
The outdoor climbing season in Vermont in dwindling. There is frost on the ground almost every morning and the mountains (where the boulders live) are getting snow, ice and/or rain a few times a week. I am sad to say the season seems to be coming to an end, for this part of Northern VT anyway. I do, however, hope to get some chances to test the winter bouldering, sans topouts and with snowshoe approaches.