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Portland Boulder Rally; Oregon's Got The Psych!! - Nina Williams

Portland Boulder Rally; Oregon's Got The Psych!! - Nina Williams
October 11, 2012 - 

Out of all the competitions this season, I must say that the setting for this year's PBR earned top points for creativity and interesting vagueness. I was a little nervous after our preview since it wasn't the difficulty of the problem that was intimidating; it was figuring out how to even climb it! We weren't familiar with the sweet spots on many giant volumes that dominated the walls and there were random holds we may or may not have needed; we truly forged into the unknown! Once I was on the problems however, everything more or...

Why 6th Place is the Best - Nina Williams

Why 6th Place is the Best - Nina Williams
October 01, 2012 - 

The UBC competition last weekend was fun and a bit sentimental for me in a few ways. The producer of UBC, Pete Ward, has been putting on amazing events for the past 10+ years, including but not limited to the Gravity Brawls, the Nor’Easter, and the rooftop competitions during the OR Tradeshow in Utah. I’ve come to love how much of a show these events turn out to be with motivated crowds, creative setting, decent cash purses, entertaining lights, music, and an overall air of professionalism. The fields of these comps have always been stacked with a lot...

Hueco Tanks - A First Time for Everything - Nina Williams

Hueco Tanks - A First Time for Everything - Nina Williams
January 22, 2012 - 

I'll be the first to admit it: I am a born-and-bred gym rat. For 5 or 6 years I climbed almost exclusively on plastic, and even afterwards only in New England. But once I moved to Colorado a whole new world opened up to me, including the opportunity for a trip to Hueco Tanks in El Paso, Texas!

Five Ten in China - Jon Cardwell

Five Ten in China - Jon Cardwell
October 22, 2011 - 

Right now, I'm enjoying the last moments for a few weeks at my apartment in Boulder, Colorado. I'm about to drive to Denver to catch a flight to California to meet up with Five Ten's own Kevin Newell and Beau Kahler. Final destination, the Getu Valley China for the annual Petzl Roctrip. I've posted about the trip before but only in the last few hours has it hit me that I am actually traveling to Asia. I've only been once, or twice I suppose, when I traveled to Turkey in 2005 and 2008, but I...

 
 
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