This 5.10 is my most difficult climb to date. I practiced the beginning a few times but was never able to get my right hand on the small yellow to time out the rest correctly. The result is a wacky hang change above the transition. I was surprised I made that honestly.
This is Arthur Page coming to you live from One City Center in Portland Maine for the Ripple Effect rappelling event! Read more
You may have noticed a few videos starring Brandon. Well for weeks now, we’ve had a nickname for this white route. This is a clean show, but lets just say it is five letters and rhymes with ‘the twitch’. Time after time we both tried it and both failed. Usually in the same spot. Last week, this route broke Brandon’s new beaner. Well he has since defeated it, but until today, I hadn’t had a chance to send this mean old bitty.
This route was taunting me. There were two dudes watching me try this and watching me fail this route. I caught two fails on camera and about six off camera. Read more
This route is a tough one in the back corner that requires a lot of wall play and lateral movement at the bottom. Once you get up to the transition, it’s a quick grab of a few small chips and then you’re at a solid top hold. For about a week, Read more
This was a bit of a technically tricky clip. I succeeded on the fourth attempt but the beginning part of the video was corrupted so I had to borrow footage of the first three holds from a before failed attempt. You should notice a different belayer at the end from the beginning (Thank you Scott and Brandon). At 975 (5.9+), this is to date the technically most difficult climb that I’ve attempted.
Since the gym was empty today I decided to play around with some camera angles and heavier post production. Read more
This route is one of the best I’ve ever climbed. It was a winding and difficult route spanning a doorway then climbing above it. It snaked back and forth like a river up the wall. I assumed from my initial look that it went straight up but as soon as I placed my hands on the starting point I realized why they call it Marathon. Thank you Metro Rock North for this gem!
This is a V3 Pink route at the Maine Rock Gym. It is a fun one but it gets a bit tricky after the third move. Read more