Saturday, April 4, 2009
Hey Weekend Warriors,
So, I don't know if you've heard yet but the Red Rock Rendezvous was a smash hit this year. There was a great turnout, plenty of good climbing, and amazing instruction offered by everyone involved. There was one thing missing though...me! And that brings about the theme of this week's videos, desert rock climbing. While everyone was away climbing on the incredible sandstone I was checking out these videos, taking a virtual vacation to the greatness that is desert rock.
The first video is actually a trailer for a movie that documents the first ascent of the ultra-classic Supercrack at Indian Creek. This was a historic ascent done by some truly brave individuals, using only hexes to protect the incredible parallel crack. The full length movie is definitely worth a watch.
The second video features some great desert climbing in Morocco, not to mention an awesome soundtrack. What can I say, I'm a sucker for that feel-good world music.
The final video is actually from this years Red Rock Rendezvous. Every year Pod Climber does a video summary of the event and this time he featured a lot of footage and interviews of our very own guides, Dawn Glanc and Mary Harlan to be exact. Way to represent you two! Click here to check out the video.
Posted by American Alpine Institute at 6:00 AM