Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our Weekend and the "Pure" bouldering flick.

Sorry about the late post this week. Ashley has a full time job now, and it feels like there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. We got out to Carter last Sunday, and enjoyed the perfect weather. I got the "Sergeant Woody" traverse, and it felt more physically difficult than "Dough Boy." Since we were there, Ashley sent it backwards. The "Short Bus" boulder made us feel like we belonged on one, and we ended the day by repeating "Skunk Rub" traverse. The last few moves on "Skunk Rub" are a lot of fun.
"Skunk Rub"

Yesterday my DVD copy of "Pure," the new bouldering flick by Chuck Fryberger, arrived in the mail. I stayed up late watching it, and I was very impressed with the film. I don't have time for a full review, but the problems, music, and level of bouldering displayed are all spectacular. The climbers are charismatic, the scenery is beautiful, the film is fast paced and it emphasizes the international culture of the sport. It left me inspired to travel more and to keep climbing harder. I really can't say enough good things about it. Good work Chuck!

If you'd like to be inspired, or get someone else psyched about bouldering, you should check it out. The NCCC is sponsoring a showing here in Ft. Collins. It's playing at 6:30 on Thursday, March 12th at the Lory Student Center. Admission is ten dollars.

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