Thursday, May 7, 2015

Buena Vista

This weekend we ventured to Buena Vista in southern Colorado. My good friend Richie (who is responsible for getting me into climbing) had told me a while back that this area had a few gems that I should come check out, but my plans to go had been put on the back burner for a while.

Recently I had seen some videos of a problem called Tribulations which was rumored to be one of the best of its grade in the state, and had heard heard rave reviews from another close friend, so I decided to make the trek.

The climbing around Buena Vista is separated into small clusters of problems which for the most part are more or less roadside. We spent all of our time at Turtle Rocks.
Nik making moves on a difficult traverse into The Growler 

After warming up on Beef Supreme, we moved on to the main cluster. I was able  to flash Tribulations (7B+/V8), climb The Growler (7B+/V8), and complete The Prowler (7C+/V10). These problems are all fantastic, and I think Tribulations alone is worth the drive! Enjoy the videos below, nothing fancy just uncut goodness!!


Tribulations from Stephen Palermo on Vimeo.

The Prowler

The Prowler from Stephen Palermo on Vimeo.

The Growler

The Growler from Stephen Palermo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Home on the Range

Now that it is too cold for anything in the alpine I have retreated to the front range trying to climb as many days as I can! So far this approach seems to be working and I have been able to climb a few great boulders! Enjoy the videos and photos below!!

Resonated from Stephen Palermo on Vimeo.

Recession Proof from Stephen Palermo on Vimeo.

News Flash from Stephen Palermo on Vimeo.