Tag: climbing

Climbing Against the Odds on Mt. Shasta

On June 22, 2016, a team of men and women will attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Shasta, a 14,179 ft. peak at the southern end of the Cascade Range. This annual mountaineering expedition is Climb Against the Odds, sponsored by The Breast Cancer Fund. Both breast cancer survivors and those who have been… Read more »

Annie Tedesco is Stranded in the Irish Backcountry

The premise: “Stranded in the Backcountry” is Ibex’s mash up of the New York Times’ “Three Days In…” series, NPR’s Desert Island Discs, and our own bias for skipping out on society every now and again. Whether it’s a stroke a good luck or your worst, extroverted nightmare is up to you. Who: Anne Tedesco… Read more »

Joe Mills – Salathe Wall Update (PART 2)

Joe working the Enduro Corner on The Salathe Wall.  PC: James Lucas A week after leaving our homes in Boulder, Chris and I have already put in a 5 day ground-up push on freeing the Salathe Wall on El Capitan. Our original plan was to leave Boulder after work on Friday, but the weather had… Read more »

Joe Mills Takes on The Salathe Wall

We’re gonna need a bigger bag… Running training laps on the Rocky Mountain National Park ultra-classic, The Wasp (13a). Today my partner Chris Barlow and I will be heading out to free climb one of the most iconic chunks of granite in the world, The Salathe Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The… Read more »

Q&A with Max Krimmer, Filmmaker behind “Huntsmen,” the New Bouldering Film

Filmmaker and climber Max Krimmer spent nearly 18 months with a cadre of wildly talented climbers shooting one of the most anticipated bouldering films in recent memory. The film, titled Huntsmen, premieres this Saturday, September 20, 2014, in Boulder, Colo. It was shot all around Southern Colorado, within a few hours of Krimmer’s (then) home… Read more »

A Q&A With Ibex Videographer Evan Kay

Evan Kay has a made-up job here at Ibex. It’s not fake; he literally created his own job description and pitched it to our CEO. His pitch went a little something like this: Why don’t I travel around for Ibex and I’ll make films about what I see? Bold pitch. It worked because Evan is… Read more »

He Said, She Said: Planning to Run Hut-to-Hut in the Austrian Alps

Joe Mills and Kara Henry are just your average couple. You know… in a typical week, they work full time, study for advanced degrees, have a few beers with friends, rack up first ascents on 5.14+ routes and run 100-mile trail races on the weekends for fun. Like we said: average. That is if “average”… Read more »

Griffin Whiteside’s First Hand Experience from the 2013 Psicobloc Comp

This past week I got real scared. Local Salt Lake climber Mike Beck and Chris Sharma resurrected the famed Summer Outdoor Retailer Show competition but added a twist, water. The Psicobloc Comp gathered an impressive crowd to the Olympic Park in Park City, Utah to witness the first deep water soloing competition in The United… Read more »

Griffin Whiteside FA: The Last Great One V13

The Last Great One v13: Griffin Whiteside FA from Scott Hall I was introduced to “The Last Great One” project at the end of 2012 by a close friend, Chad Parkinson. Immediately I was in disbelief, perfection was the only word that I could associate. The holds are all comfortable, the moves powerful, and the… Read more »

Ibex Athlete Griffin Whiteside shares with us the perfect climbing attire

First Ascent of #tall V9, Joe’s Valley, Utah Photo: Matt Irving In this guest post, Ibex-sponsored athlete Griffin Whiteside reviews some Ibex gear after punishing it for a few months on rock, at school and around town. Check out Griffin’s profile on 27crags.com, or do a vimeo search to live vicariously for a few minutes…. Read more »