Tag: ibex athletes

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 »

Mount Deborah Recap: “sometimes, surviving is enough”

Dawn arrives: a perverse, grey tingle.  Dog tracks mix with blood in the snow.  A distinct smell of fire.  We must be back in Alaska. Waiting is a game I’ve become good at in Talkeetna.  From here all the planes fly, usually to Denali.  We’re going somewhere new though.  A map, a compass, pounds of… 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 »

3 Climbers Attempt the Unclimbed South Face of Mount Deborah

Photo Credit: Erik Eisele Photo Credit: Bayard Russell Michael Wejchert (top) and his New England partners, Elliot Gaddy (right) and OR Athlete Bayard Russell (left) are off to attempt the unclimbed South Face of Mount Deborah in Alaska.  Early in the season we sent Michael and Elliot some ibex products to test during their training,… Read more »

YogaSlackers Just SLAYED the Patagonia Expedition Race Weather, massive gastro-intestinal distress and Vietnamese cravings could not slow down the YogaSlackers as they crossed the finish line of arguably the toughest adventure race on the planet. Less than a week ago (at this writing), the Patagonia Expedition Race wrapped up 10 days of trekking, paddling and riding… Read more »

Yogaslackers compete in 3rd Patagonian Expedition Race

The Yogaslackers are back in Patagonia to race in their 3rd Patagonian Expedition Race. Last year the Yogaslackers took 3rd place and the year before (2011) they took 2nd.  Hopefully this year the Yogaslackers can pull off a 1st place finish for the US.  In a harsh environment like Patagonia, ibex shins…just ask the Yogaslackers. … Read more »