A scathing criticism of a place I truly love. The view out the windows while I sit at home and get work done. A post shared by James Bultitude (@bultitudeclimbs) on Mar 18, 2016 at 11:14am PDT Boulder, Colorado is the kind of town where one can always find a willing partner in the pub, … More Boulder, The Town America Left Alone
Sometimes, you fail on a climb, and are unable to get to the top, or even to the base. This is, of course, nothing to do with you personally. There are many reasons to point to. Some people would say you are making excuses, but these people are just looking for reasons to tear you … More I Got 99 Problems But This Pitch Ain’t One
You can learn a lot from watching better kayakers. If you don’t have anyone better to paddle with, consider watching kayaking videos online. Even better is to look at stock art. The models in stock art are always the best in their field, modelling. Let’s start with getting to the river. To avoid having to … More How To Paddle Whitewater, According to Stock Art
While chuckling at the comic climbing blogs of Asshole Climbers and Slightly Less Than Sponsored, I was reminded of what is still probably the funniest climbing troll I’ve seen on the internet. The Context First of all, you need to know who Arno Ilgner is. He wrote a book called The Rock Warrior’s Way: Mental … More The Best Troll in the History of Climbing
Simon Carters guidebook to the blue mounatins really is quite excellent. His photos, topos and grades are fairly good, and you can almost always find the climb your loooking for. After a couple of years of using his guidebook I’ve began to notice a few pieces of “slang” that might need a better explanation, lest you … More What the Guidebook Really Means: Blue Mountains
A good name adds something to a climb. It isn’t just a way we can tell two climbs apart, or figure out what’s what at the crag. I mean there’s something far more engaging about Professor Wigginsworth’s Chunder Bucket compared to some 16 (5.8) at Barrenjoey, which would you rather climb? Here is my (totally … More Whats in a name?