Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Custom Organic Pads

Organic crashpads are considered by many to be the best pads out there and reviews seem to across the board give top marks for foam, construction, and design. Of course one of the draws of Organic Pads is the unique colors that make for a one-of-a-kind pad.

While I've still got a few pads left I'm sure there are those of you that would like to a more personalized a color arrangement. Send send me an email with your choice of a background color and two or three top colors and I'll get you personalized pad on the next order.

Three of the regular pads available

Hammie tries to make a decision

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sioux City Sarsaparilla

As I stated earlier, Bohuslan is incredible. New areas continue to pop up everywhere and there is no end in sight. A recent exploration rediscovered some boulders I had looked at years ago and while several quality lines can be found there was one standout that would undoubtedly be the gem of the area. The initial attempt to unlock the technical double arete proved unsuccessful as a light rain and summer heat left us packing. I have a hard time letting go of problems this good so yesterday I drove the hour and a half to Bohuslan for another crack at the project.

Provided with more favorable conditions and adequate padage the project went and now goes by the name Sioux City Sarsaparilla. I also brushed and climbed two other steep problems and several other quality problems are waiting to be done.

Here are a couple pics.

Peter tries the freshly brushed project

Eivind spotted by the one-armed Kalle

Eivind trying to find the a hold

Magnus tries one of the other problems done in the area

A fun steep problems

Friday, July 23, 2010

Blind as a bat

So my eyesight isn't actually that bad but seeing street signs in a timely manner and locating far off boulders can be difficult without may glasses. You can probably guess which of those two things I'm most concerned about now that I've lost my glasses.

If anyone stumbles upon a pair of glasses while out on Öckerö please let me know so I no longer have to put people at risk. Thanks.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Melby Projects

Been exploring a lot recently. Bohuslan continues to yield 3 star problems every time I go looking (more on that soon) but things have been a bit slimmer closer to home. Still finding heaps of rock but I'm mainly looking for lines that make me get all giddy and unless it's pretty close to home even 2 star lines get passed by. Fortunately some of the better-than-most-but-not-amazing boulder problems keep popping up in the immediate area and provide welcome distractions between trips to Bohuslan. Two such boulder problems we recently tried are in Melby.

One of the problems recently become a project after breakage of the key hold rendered it considerably harder and the other has been passed by because it's a bit on the high side. Both have repulsed our first attempts to grapple them but will no doubt go down with a little more work.
Here are a couple pics.

Peter wishing for cooler temps on the recently broken problem

Peter discovers that the second project is hard as well as high

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Island Life

When the days get warm it's nice to head to the islands where you can generally find a wall in the shade and count on cool breezes to blow through. Here's a few pics from a few days ago.

Lina concentrates on the next hold

Maja's try face

Hammie shows Kalle some wildlife

Peter tries the popular "Den Gamle och Havet"

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I recently visited an area in Bohuslan I'd never been to and was pleasantly surprised. I'd heard about Ramsviksland long before but certain friends deterred me with reports of chossy stone and limited rock. Needless to say my expectations were quite low. What I actually found there was heaps of rock, so much that my hours of running around only revealed a fraction as there are still plenty of large distant boulders my legs didn't take me to. The rock was larger grain that most stone in Bohuslan but a little cleaning was all that was required for most problems. There is plenty of steep stuff and in my two days there and sent one of the cooler roofs around and added several more to the project list.
Here are a few photos

A view of one of sectors at Ramsviksland

An awesome project up a wave

Fun steep project

Henrik trys to find balance


Getting the fa of "Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stockholm Trip

We took a trip to Stockholm a week ago and I managed to sample some urban cragging. Jon (aka Bruno) gave me a tour of some of Stockholm's finest and we shed some skin in the summer heat. Good times.
On the way back to Gothenburg we checked out Getakyrkan just outside Mariestad. The area was small but contained high quality rock and reminded me a bit of Värnamo. I managed to climb one super sweet arete before the mosquitoes became intolerable.
Here are a couple pics

Jon on a fun problem that ends with committing hop over the less-than-ideal landing

Jon reaches for a side-pull

Awesome arete in Getakyrkan. This problem alone is worth a stop

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Little Film: Gothenburg Bouldering

Threw together another little movie from some old footage. These are a just a few problems in the Gothenburg area that I had footage of. Most of the problems are located more or less in town and don't even come close to scratching the surface of what is to be had. For those of you that don't know, Gothenburg is one of the better climbing cities I've ever seen and if it wasn't for a below average climate I'd have a hard time finding a rival.

Hope you enjoy

Gothenburg Bouldering from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

For those of you familiar with the website you are aware that in recent months it has been stagnant. The site previously attracted a good portion of the Swedish climbing community to it's pages to check out "dagens bild" (the daily picture) but seeing as how no new pictures have appeared in quite awhile the yankee (that's me) has been given access to the site so crimp will live on.

My pictures may not be up to snuff compared to what Martin and Fredrik used to publish but at least crimp will once again have "dagens". Hopefully the old guard will started adding photos again as well as they actually know how to take pictures.