Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Joe's Valley

Joe's Valley Utah is one of my favorite climbing areas I've been to. The sandstone is wildly aesthetic, with beautiful colors and shapes. The climbing is right off the road, and the movement is gymnastic and physical (a style which suits me very well). Even though our most resent trip to Joe's was somewhat disappointing because of bad weather and a lack of time, I left several problems I will be able to finish very quickly upon my return. Huge thanks to my sponsors and to Red Bull for they're support and making my continued pursuit of climbing possible!

Because of the rain and subsequent humidity, I spent a good deal of the trip taking photos, so check them out and enjoy!


Matt crushing his first V6, "Pitbull"

Zach Vose on "I'd Rather be Climbing Her"

Me climbing the Joe's Valley mega-classic and quite possibly best V6 ever "Wills of Fire"

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Araphoe Pass

The past month I have been venturing into the unknown to an entirely new area called Arapahoe Pass.

Lee Payne, Nate, Wes Walker and I have been busy developing a few zones in this area. The area which we have dubbed "Yonder" hosts about 15 high quality boulder problems ranging from V0- V9.
Scoping new lines on the Wave

About to enter the Enchanted Forest

Nate crushing "Faceless" V6
Wes Walker photo!

The setting of Yonder is pretty incredible and the approach is unlike any alpine approaches I have done in Colorado. After hiking through the Enchanted Forest, you are deposited below a fair sized talus field where tree line essentially ends. After this there is only boulders and snow. Here is are a couple of short videos highlighting some of the boulders in the area, one from my friend and super talented photographer/videographer Wes Walker, and one from me. Enjoy!!!

Justin Jaeger - Wowza, flashing Pilot Wave, & first ascent of Rogue Wave ----- Arapaho Pass, CO from Wes Walker on Vimeo.

Arapahoe Pass from Stephen Palermo on Vimeo.