Sunday, December 20, 2009

dab


dab
Originally uploaded by ericmonasterio.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Nipple Ripper

The Nipple Ripper, V8.

Listen to the breathing of the cameraman on the send. Keh keh keh.

The Nipple Ripper from Garrett Koeppicus on Vimeo.


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Scott Snelling and The Finger

I apologize for the poor quality of the video. I couldn't figure out to compress it so it would be small enough to upload to Vimeo without sacrificing the image. Anyhow, look for a more HQ version of this in the future.

G.

Snelling and The Finger from Garrett Koeppicus on Vimeo.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Photo > Climbing > Sending


Cabbage-head in all his glory, and a few dabbers to boot.

The pics are being hosted on FB (and it's crazy take on what it thinks I think my photos should look like). Will be posted elsewhere for normal viewing pleasure soon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

RAW.


DABraw from Garrett Koeppicus on Vimeo.



Falsetto abounds. Worry not about the color bars ze vid plays fine.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

 


after 1 year in madrid, i found a free place to climb. pretty lame especially since it is about 25 minutes walk from my apartment. here is a short video from my iphone just to give some size references. there is a 3 route tower at the right end with 7 bolts for each route.

dabtronics has not been representing in the espana as much as it can. this will be changing soon...

p.s. i don't know why picasa isn't uploading the video. will work on it.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009



GIT PSYCHED!!!!
-CHL
***I dabbed. I was going to post this right before I left. Heh. Well, this is just a precursor to the impending photo assault. More to come...*ahem*joshunojoshu*ahem* I will try to have some posted as well. Yaaaay-er!!***


(ss contact sheet snag, teh north 2007/8?)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Clip-A-Dee-Doo-Dab

Had a lot of fun pasting this one together for a slide show at Mitchel's. Furry friends abound. The clip of the chipmunks was in New Mexico. There's an appearance from DGROM doing a night ascent of the nuptial tower in MD. Best wishes.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Johnny Landry Archive

Looks like Mr. Landry has been digging around in is archive, because he just posted this photo of me in Hueco dated circa 2007.

Any guesses what problem this is? I don't have a clue.

This other photo isn't me, but it is a nice tall problem. I seem to recall that I crushed it (ok, few tries and I was pretty scared, but kept my shiz together). I think this area is called the Matrix and it is in the proximity of Mammoth, Cali.


Props to Johnny. Post more!

Monday, September 07, 2009

PRE-SEASON TRAINING

Git Psyched, Pizzles.
wutwutwut, hooooooowaaaahhhh!

Untitled from Redcrashpad on Vimeo.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Beautiful Lines


Beautiful potential
Originally uploaded by ericmonasterio.

Las Conchas, New Mexico.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Steep Vegas limestones

this is what you all be missing out there on the east coast. come visit me in Vegas for a full tour and local hospitality.





Sunday, August 16, 2009

Isle of Skye, Scotland


Black Cuillin
Originally uploaded by .s.s.
I fancied some boulders in the Black Cuillin mountains, next to the sea and Glen Brittle. But as I approached the boulders, my mind had already wandered away from them.

I was excitedly watching the jagged, rocky peaks above appear and disappear with each passing cloud. I didn't even stop to touch the boulders as I passed by.

I walked higher. Past streams, waterfalls, and lochs. The grass, sheep, and wildflowers gave way to bare rock. I climbed scree, sliding with every step, until I reached a buttress of ledgy slabs.

The Gabro rock was very, very grippy. I scrambled towards the ridge above. Climbing the ledges was a succession of easy boulder problems that lead me into the clouds. Each passing cloud bringing a temporary white-out.

I mantled onto the famous Cuillin ridge and let out a gasp. The misty black and white world of the windward slope gave way to the technicolor world of the leeward side. The vivid blues and greens of the lochs, turf, and clear sky below were fresh. The exposure was invigorating.

I followed the ridge north over Charlie's Peak and up Sgurr Alisdair, the tallest mountain on the Isle of Skye. At one point I encountered a fully-equipped (harnesses, ropes, helmets, boots, rucksack) guided party of four that was being belayed down a steep section. They gave quite a look when they saw me rocking my slip on Vans, Dabtronics tote, and repping the Brooklyn hat! I smiled as I downclimbed through.

The climbing was V0 minus-minus-minus (5.5 tops). But moving over alpine rock completely unburdened of gear made me feel like a kid in a candy store. Alas, the Cuillin are such a civilized size that by nightfall I was just another adult in the pub.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Magic Pond at Pawtuckaway











I went for a hike into the center of pawtuckaway to find the magic pond boulders. I took some pictures and searched around for more rocks. There are some nice big boulders out there with many clean crack lines. a number of more difficult lines too. The thin overhanging seam looked real hard but possible. THe tall face in the bottom picture has a cool line of crimps moving up and left from the big block start... the end will be tricky though. I haven't explored all the way around the pond yet. The bugs were getting too heinous, I'll return in the fall.

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Bouldarz in Dacks.


Worth explorin'? Mayhaps, Mayhaps.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fat Bonsai FA

Izzy is walking!

Fat Bonsai from EM on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Concave

Sport Climbing in Little River Canyon, Alabama.
More pics to come, yay-er!


The Price is Right


Word Up

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Who's afraid of Poison Ivy?


Iron Lion
Originally uploaded by ericmonasterio.

Three Star Crack
Originally uploaded by ericmonasterio.

Some images from late spring.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Little River Canyon, Alabama



Heyheyhey, Dabbers!

I finally made it to the Little River Canyon two weekends ago. Its getting brutally hot down here, but I lucked out that weekend. It was actually supposed to rain but it held out so the clouds ended up providing good shade, w00t! Yesh, weather-gods are out-run once again, muahaha!!!

So the Canyon is actually a legit National Preserve. Vurry wild once you descend into it, managable once you get there; however, there is no published guidebook for the area. Very cool drive up to the top of the preserve, but very easy to get lost if you don't know where you're going. I'm psyched to do more climbing up there and check out the other walls, and I heeeaar that the water bouldering is plusplus. Most of you have probably heard of the Concave, yes? I'm not even going over there until it cools off and I lose some of the slothy-fatness.

I had to get back to the city early so I was only able to climb at the Unshackled Wall. DOPE. This place is sooper good, great lines, great rock, and STEEP, STEEP, STEEP. Must get stronger. Here's a couple of "Iron Mike", steepest 12a in the Canyon? REALLY COOL BLOCKY features (actually reminded me of the gunks a bit, like the last half of Gelsa but on roids or something), good holds, steep with the cruxy move 2 bolts from the end. More to come once I procure the pics.






Iron Mike photo credit : Samy Kunze

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It nears...


dabathon is coming...
Originally uploaded by ericmonasterio.

dabathon! More to come...

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

ROCKTOWN : 2 Classics

Hey Daaaabbbbers!!

Took a study break late last night and decided to start a video.

Never a good idea when I need to get work done. Hah! Stayed up till the wee hours of the morning to finish this. I don't know if you guys have met Mr. Ben Gerhardstein, he's done some time up in the northeast (RI&Midwest), currently he is an ATL resident / local strong-mo / beer enthusiast dirtysouthbeerclub / among other things. Soooo, here's a short one of him cleaning up 2 Rocktown classics in a day. Yay-er!!



You lose out on the draw this time, Vimeo! Waiting on line...ppppfffttt!! Vimeo has been essentially a none-functioning sight for me now. Is anyone else having that problem?

Oh! Also, anyone wanna hook a dabber up with a copy of iMovie?! My is buggy as hell, many features don't work and my comp is too crotchety for fcp. Anyone? W00t!! Hope all is well out there!

-CHL

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Valentine's Day Massacre : Round 2

After being introduced to VDM and Sandrock the previous week (Round 1 blow-by-blow) , psyche was high and I returned to Centre, AL with Mr. Tommy Calhoun the following weekend. We didn't really discuss the game-plan for the day but it was silently understood that we would be returning to the "Valentine's Day Massacre" at some point in the day to give it a good -GRRRRRRR!!!- and try to send the thang.

More pics to come, but in short TC put it down quickly and I followed suit 2 burns later; however, I did not send without getting a good 'ol fashion scare. Hah.

After successfully pulling thorough the crux moves, you encounter a reachy move out left to a good crack. For me, it was a move requiring a bit of OOMF that's not quite static nor too dynamic...I didn't go dynamic enough. Stalled JUST short of the crack, probably by a couple centimeters as shown in the first picture. My hand was there for a couple seconds as I tried to crank it out that little bit. Alas, I had not teh juice and I went for quite the ride.....



In retrospect, the picture above makes me cringe a bit. Rope-behind-the-leg. AH! Tunnel-vision/pump/desperation i guess, hahaha. Also, I REALLY wasn't planning on skipping the bolt that was by my stomach but I think my bouldering mentality kicked in and I just started gunning. I had also played it out it my head and knew that I could skip it and most likely avoid a ground fall. This conclusion was helped by the fact that TC had my belay so I knew I had a good catch. Sorry bout that Mr. Calhoun. Hah! Well, here's the rest of it....





Living to tell the tale, eh? Haha, the fall wasn't as heinous as it may seem. My leg getting tangled in the rope helped slow down the fall quite a bit and i was able to spot the rock and get my arm out in time. Walked away with very minor injuries. Some rope burn and bruising but I've had much worse. I rested for about 15 min. to depump and ride out the crazy adrenaline-shakes. Snagged the redpoint on the next burn. Yay-er.

Valentine's Day Massacre / 5.13a
4th ascent: TC. 5th ascent: CHL

P.S. - Thanks for the catch Mr. Calhoun! Also, Dabbers get down here sometime and run some laps on this thing!!! It is quite gooood! ++ Pic 1 by Jason Plemmons and fall sequence by Kelly Dalton. w00t!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Dabathon III


Yuki mIm
Originally uploaded by ericmonasterio.

Is it a go? When? Who's in? Need a bike? Rain alternatives? Let's hear it.