Sunday, May 31, 2009

Layout #2

Layout #2

Evolv Defy 2005.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wedgie Roof

Painted Cave, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Wedgie Roof, V6

Wedgie Groupies.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2009
Ojai, Calif.

I took Tessie out for her first "official" hike on the Sunday before Memorial Day. She has been on quite a few shorter hikes in the hills and beaches around town. This was to be her first ten miler, straight up hill both ways, carrying a 500lb. pack just for good measure. She did okay for a rookie pupper. She is quite ready for the AT just yet but she is a real trooper.

"Bro' you got a thingymabobber right here. No worries, I'll get it for yah!"

Its been kinda warm lately out in Ojai, slowly pushing triple digits. We did a hike that criss-crossed a stream every mile or so. Tess definately has gotten over her fear of water. She loves to splash it around and try to eat it. Crazy pupper!

Is it nap time yet?


Somewhere, SoCal
May 2009

If climbing boulders is called bouldering, and climbing buildings is called buildering, then what would climbing tunnels be called? Bunneling...

Beetle Bunneling in Yellow.

Tom pushed the button.

Blue Period, Tick Tock Tagged.

Blue Period, just short of a not-so sentimental mantle.

Urban or Urbane Tonality?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mr. Pipeline

Gerry Lopez
Mr. Pipeline
Ventura, Calif. May 2009

Surf icon, legendary big wave chaser, and the real star of the cult-hit movie Point Break Gerry Lopez swung by sunny Ventura, Calif. He was here to give a shaping demonstration at the annual Surf Expo here in town. This is the take, unedited, from the demo.

The take*

Music: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's I Ke Alo O Iesu off his hit album E Ala E available here.

Monday, May 18, 2009



Beach rocks, Emma Wood County Park.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Layout #1

Layout #1

Acopa Climbing Shoes.


Night Climbing
Lizard's Mouth

Sunset Crack.


We call him Tommy Can Can 'cause what Tommy can Tommy does.

Short Stack Stretch.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jesusita Fire

Jesusita Fire
Santa Barbara, Calif. , May 2009

Went climbing yesterday as a fire broke out-- after 36 hours; temps in 90s, humidity sub-10%, wind gusts to 60 mph, 500 acres burnt, 8000 evacuees, 880 firefighters, six airplanes, five helicopters, and 1 unobstructed view of it all from our climbing spot.

Only four hours since ignition..