Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Super Project

Went up to Bohuslan over midsummer and ogled enough new rock to fill every weekend for the next few months. I reckon the only way all that rock will be climbed is if we move up there. Hopefully that dream will become a reality within a couple years. Time will tell.

This weekend I saw one wall in particular made my jaw drop. This wall and the like are the reason I spent hours on end hiking up mountains and bushwhacking through forests. It's that good and I wasn't the first to try it. Apparently it was first found and attempted roughly seven years ago before drifting into obscurity. Back then it was deemed too high and/or too hard, being dubbed "Omar's Comeback" in honor (or mockingly?) of an injured friend. The reemergence of the problem came about when Hanna and Petter bought a place in Bohuslan and created a climber's campground. You can now pitch a tent a stones throw from the project and then stumble to the barn to lick your wounds. Hanna and Petter's campground is super sweet and it is certainly a blessing as a fair number of pads are required for this one.
I'm hoping to rally pads some time soon. Any takers?

The project

Henrik takes it for a spin

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Organic Crash Pads

I've just picked up some more organic pads. This batch is patterned primary in earth tones but there are a few brighter ones for those that like there pads a bit loader. They look dope

I've got quite a few regular pads left but the big ones went quick and I've only got one of those left.
I've also picked up a bunch of chalk buckets. Prices are

Regular Pad 2200kr
Big Pad 3900kr
chalk buckets 275kr

If you're interested contact me at kearneyjourney@gmail.com

I'm located in Gothenburg but I've also got Pads on the other coast.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sad Clampy

Here's one from the archives. It's the first video I ever made. Claude Smith (aka Clampy) had a mini-epic on this cool problem in Poudre Canyon.
Hope you enjoy.

Clampy in Poudre from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Back in Sweden again. Austria will have to be visited again as weather kept climbing to a minimum. Like I stated in the previous post we did get out in spurts but only for a few hours here and there. When the weather was good we would usually get just about warmed up when things would change. The following pictures are an example.

A view of the Moonwalk with the fog moving in behind

A few minutes later photos were nearly impossible but we still managed to climb in the thickening fog. The fog continued to thicken until moisture stopped climbing as well.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Our week long trip to Austria looked grim when we checked the forecast. Gloom and dome for the foreseeable future had us almost accepting a week of chilling indoors with occasional excursions outside to look at wet boulders. Fortunately, to our surprise and delight, the weather provided nice pockets where it didn't rain and the quick drying rock magically remained dry in light drizzles.
Here's a couple pics.

Curious cows everywhere

Lina on a beautiful boulder

Forest bouldering

A cool arete

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Another short video. This one is from Kjugekull Sweden

Kjugekull Bouldering from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

La Pedriza Part II

I still haven't made any films since upgrading to better equiptment (HD and all that) as I've decided to go through all my old stuff before really diving in. So I'm still filtering through old footage and throwing together little films that I'm fully aware may turn out to be sub-par. So it goes. Here is what I expect to be the last from the Spain trip of last Spring. Enjoy

La Pedriza Bouldering Part II from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Socorro, NM

During our 5 months in the States we periodically passed through Socorro and would stop to climb at "The Box" for a few hours. The sharp ryolite make for some pretty good climbing and the local crew is always down for getting out.

Lina warms up on the backside of the "Unbeatable Boulder"

Peter on "Godzilla"

Lina cruises "Pressure Drop"

Jenny guns for a jug

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flagstaff, AZ

We are back in Sweden and it's nice to be home. I'm already planning my onslaught of Swedish projects but first we've got to shake off the jet-lag and move back into our home.

Until we dive back into the Swedish scene I'll try to post some photos from the last few weeks in the States. Here are a few from Flagstaff, AZ.

Hannah slaps some sandstone slopers in Kelly Canyon

This picture doesn't do the problem justice. Broken Symmetry withstood our 30 minute assualt but I can't wait to go back

Ryan crimps on Mt. Elden

Dain demonstrates how to climb at Priest's Draw

Andy sets a committing heel on Move and Groove Barbie

The Great Dain in Kelly Canyon

Line gets horizontal on Bat Roof