Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Idaho Falls Climbing and Blog

We recently discovered the blog of Idaho Falls area climber Dean Lords. The blog has a lot of  content describing several lesser-known crags and climbing areas in the general Idaho Falls area. Route descriptions and directions are included.

Reading through, one gets the sense that Lords and his partners are kindred spirits to western Montana sport climbers: ferreting out crags and routes in a variety of settings. Furthermore, it seems they are doing so in a similar vein of sharing new routes and contributing to the climbing community.

The blog includes a nicely-done video of the Arcane Crag along with some background provided by Lords:

The Arcane from Dean Lords on Vimeo.

 View the blog here:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Reel Rock Creators and Athletes Interviewed

Climbing filmmakers Louder Than 11 (LT11) have teamed up with Brian Runnels, aka the Climbing Narc, to produce a series of interviews via live YouTube. The shows are also available for streaming and the second ties in nicely with the Reel Rock tour playing this Thursday at UM. In " Live Talkshow #2" Runnels interviews Reel Rock creators Josh Lowell (Big Up) and Pete Mortimer (Sender) for the first half, then switches to three of the athletes featured in the films including Yuji Hirayama, Daniel Woods and Hazel Findlay.

View or listen here.

For even more background on Reel Rock, an article about Sender's Mortimer and Nick Rosen appeared in the Boulder Weekly here .

See you all Thursday!