Monday, November 29, 2010

Bohuslan Bouldering Video

Still no climbing in the icy purgatory that is Sweden. Been going to the gym a couple times a week in hopes of not being completely worthless for Hueco Tanks. Only 10 days left and then I'll be basking in the sun and flailing on boulders in the USA.
Until then, here is another video. This one has a few problems in Häller and one problem on Orust.

Hope you enjoy.

Swedish Bouldering: Bohuslan from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Årekärr Video

Here's a video from from the new area I started developing this fall. Årekärr has proved to be pretty good and this is only a taste of the problems done with many of the best lines still waiting for fa's. As soon as the spring thaw arrives I'll head back.

A note, Bummel's roof is actually still a project as he never sent, I just clipped it together for the video.

Swedish Bouldering: Årekärr from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hälsö Video

Been quiet as of late and I reckon that's not going to change anytime soon. The Swedish weather gods continue to dump snow on regular intervals and it looks like the next opportunity to climb will be sometime in the spring. Fortunately I've only got a couple weeks left until I'll be basking in the sun in Hueco Tanks. Until then I'll use my free time throwing together videos and trying to keep myself warm.

Here's a little vid of some climbs on Hälsö, one of the islands outside Gothenburg.
Hope you enjoy.

Swedish Bouldering: Hälsö from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Joshua Tree Bouldering Video

Here's another video from the States. The footage is from last winter and is a collection of a few of the problems in Joshua Tree. There are still lots of Joshua Tree haters out there (I used to be one of them) but the place actually has some decent bouldering. It took me three trip to J-tree before I decided it didn't suck and I'm excited about returning there at some point. With a little guidance and perseverance everyone could like J-Tree.

Enjoy the video.

Joshua Tree Bouldering from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Monday, November 15, 2010


We went down south for the weekend and I got in a day of climbing at Kjugekull. The weather was brilliant and while my main objective went unattained I did manage to tick off a couple problems I haven't done before. "Alla vill till Himmelen" had been tops on my list of problems but since it continued to thwart me I settled for Imperator and Huggsexa instead. I guess I'll have to go back to Kjuge at some point to do "All vill till Himmelen".

Here's a couple pics

This is an old picture of Eric on Huggsexa

Peter not sending Sonic. Falling after the crux must get frustrating around the 5th time it happens.

My nemesis

Peter on his way to falling off the very top of Monolith

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Castle Rocks State Park Video

Still throwing together old footage. Here's a little vid from Castle Rocks State Park in Idaho.

Hope you enjoy.

Castle Rocks Bouldering from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The weekend

We were blessed with blue skies last weekend and we tried to make the most of it. Saturday had us chasing sun as it was a bit on the chilly as we grappled the problems at Utsikten on Tjörn. On Sunday we warmed our bodies by removing moss and brushing holds at we stumbled upon yet another sweet area on Tjörn. So much rock.

Here are a couple pics

Klas on a sweet problem at Utsikten

Lina bears down on Blown Away

Per-Ola tries A River Runs Through It

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time on my Hands

With shorter days keeping me inside I've got a bit more time to kill in front of a computer. I'm once again making an effort to go through some older footage and throwing together little videos. Assuming the tilt of the earth doesn't change in the immediate future I should be adding videos to the blog on a fairly regular basis for the next month or so.

This video is from last winter and has a couple FA's. The Perfect In-between is a 3-star problem in Värnamo that I wish I had better footage of. So it goes. All the other problems are on a boulder nearish to Ronneby. The best lines on that boulder still have yet to be done.

Some Swedish Bouldering from Kearney Journey from Walker Kearney on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thank God for the Islands

As stated early, this time of year can be rough for a New Mexico boy like me. That's not to say there is no climbing at all here in Sweden but as the days get shorter the windows of opportunity get fewer. Fortunately for me there are the islands just outside Gothenburg. With a couple hundred fast drying problems and a micro-climate that is generally more favorable that the mainland, the islands provide a fix when everywhere else is sopping wet. It helps keeps the suicidal tendencies at bay.

Occasionally I need to be reminded of how great the islands are and Sunday's ill conceived trip to Orust did just that as I spent half my time drying rocks so I could climb on them.

Here are a couple pics

Island life

The Helmet

Anders on I am the Walrus

Geir on Hälsö

Per-Ola in Boxvik after 40 minutes of drying

Buddha Rhubarb Butter in Boxvik