Wednesday, September 24, 2008

24HCR (AGAIN.) and free shit!

So it's no secret that P&Cers are completely irresponsible and completely juvenile so when we teamed up with our new comrades from Patagonia for the 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell competition things are no different. We knew the comp wasn't for another few days but sometimes you have to man up and start the party early. Sometimes that involves publicly embarrassing fellow contributor bronco with pictures his mother will never be proud of. Click through for shenanigans or don't but it will be your loss.

On another note, if you aren't coming to Arkansas for the festivities shame on you. The P&C party is going to be beyond excellent and the comp the following morning should be ripe with hangovers. In the event that you don't make it be sure to belly up to a bar somewhere and have a shot of whiskey Friday. If you do make sure and take a good picture. The top three best looking pictures including debauchery and over consumption will win P&C shot glasses. So get after it! Drink hard and climb harder! (oh and don't forget the excellent pictures after the jump)


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Newbie: Beta

Here's another Newbie comic from John P. Hope you like it, there's even a special guest!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Drink More Whiskey

...because the west wasn't won on craft beer.


Whiskey Wednesday

Rock Climbers are blowing up right now! This Whiskey Wednesday is a general salute to everyone out there pushing your limits whether it's 5.9 or 5.14+. If you haven't heard about the Jumbo Love (5.15b) going down, then you have been living in a hole! However, check the jump for even more rad sends... If you've been to Rifle in the past couple months, chances are you've seen the Bauhaus posse. Dave Graham, Joe Kinder, and Daniel Woods have been kicking it in RMP and crushing. All three have now redpointed Girl Talk (14c) which could be Rifle's hardest route. Dave and Joe set their sites on Kryptonite out at the Fortress. To date, Dave has sent and Joe is said to be close. You can check the progress on, Good Luck! What else? Crazy town Cobra Crack sees three repeats by Ethan Pringle, Nicolas Favresse, and Matt Segal! Oh, Sharma decides to go out and repeat Kinder's Golden Direct (5.14d).

Blah Blah... This is sounding too easy for these guys. Damn, seeing this shit go down gets me psyched, especially since I just put my draws on a new project! Ladies and Gentlemen, raise your Whiskey glasses to those pushing it, if that's you, then treat yourself to a sourmash beverage and say "Damn, I am awesome!" Happy Wednesday folks!.

Photo: joe Kinder on Golden Direct (5.14d)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Back to the Future

You've got to love 80's climbing footage. Scope Kristen Drumheller's glasses!.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sharma Sends Clark Mountain Super Proj

I've called a lot of things futuristic in my time-usually a move on my friends woody that I can barely stick. Or a 5.5 chosspile I screamed my way up while soloing in flip flops. Most things I've called "futuristic" are in fact, damn near prehistoric. I always choose choose irony over good diction.

Today, that changes.

If you saw King Lines, your jaw was probably sitting in your lap when you saw Sharma's super project at Clark Mountain. The fucker is 240 feet long and unbelievably steep. It has essentially zero rests. Working it results in repeated 60 foot whippers-longer than most routes I've done. Well, Sharma sent the thing Thursday.

VIDEO REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE. SORRY YA'LL. (go buy King Line's it's definitely worth it. KICK ASS MOVIE)

Now that, my friends, is Futuristic.


If you haven't seen our golden boy, The Wig, in all his glory, then click the jump to scope it.

Here's the link.


Rifle Clean Up Photos

We cleaned, we climbed, we partied! Here are the pics to prove it.

Angela and Cassidy excited to help clean up Rifle Mtn Park.

Limit scooping his project.

Climb, Climb, Climb!

This is how Rifle rolls, kegs in the creek!

The party starts! Dan gives us the nitty gritty on his redpoint of The 7pm Show. Nice Work Dan! Thanks to Adam Avery for providing the vehicle to all kinds of nonsense.

Giddy up! The girls start the dance party.

This is some serious boogie. It was a crouch-grabbing good time!

And this is where it lead!

Yes, the famous Chilean Alpine Rescue Dog made an appearance.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the clean up and the sponsors! We had a great time!


Friday, September 12, 2008

More Sickness

Alex Honnold, I want to have your baby. There I said it! This kid is off the charts these days. Is there anything he can't do? Here's the link, peep it!


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Party Party Party!

So I know Bronco touched on this for Whiskey Wednesday, but I thought I'd reiterate some key things. We are going to 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell. We are hosting a party Friday night of the event. It's a Whiskey Wednesday party! As you can see from the photo on the right we got shot glasses for the event with our namesake on them. We are celebrating in true WW style with beer and whiskey shots for all those with hairy enough chests to participate. Be there or be square. Click "MORE!" to see what Limit and Bronco look like with Whiskey Face


Photo Me! Finally the Winners Emerge

When the death threats started rolling in I thought it would be in my best interest to cease my current procrastination mode and actually post the winners of the Photo Me! contest here at P&C. Thanks for all the entries ya'll. Hit it now for the big winners!!!Drumroll please! Our first featured photo and Winner of the sick F-Stop Notebook bag is Lee Cujes all the way from the Land Down Under. Lee sent us some really great shots. The one we picked is of Cass Crane on a route called Walk the Plank (24, thats 5.12a for the layperson) Point Perpendicular, NSW, Australia.

Our Runner-up winner is Joel Sprenger's photo of slacklining mania at Smith Rocks. The Story goes that the slacklinor braved mid-30 degree temps with wind gusts up to 20 miles an hour on his monkey face highline. Anyway, Joel actually found the camera that he shot this pic with. Great Job Joel!

Our third placer is Chris Marks with a photo from the one and only Yosemite Valley. What a cool position. Nice work Christopher! I'll hand deliver your prize.

Thanks for everyone that participated and sent us photos and thanks to F-Stop for providing the excellent swag! Hope you guys enjoy. Sorry it took so long.


Tree Huggers

We at P&C are appreciators of conservation. I mean really. We dig that green shit. Like we use super low carbon emitting laptops. We use public transportation like Firefox to get from place to place on the internet. What I'm sayin' is that we try our best to be for the environment. It's something that seems to go hand in hand with climbing. I came across this today though and I'm certain that crying about trees does not help the trees grow back more quickly. It's the first time I've seen someone morn the death of a plant since...wait it actually IS the first time because before this I gave people more credit and thought that no one could be this incredibly ridiculous.

click the picture or hit the jump for full video.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Whiskey Wednesday

Good Morning P&C and Merry Wednesday, or should I say Whiskey Wednesday! Yes, today is the day we salute those we hold in respect. This week is no different, but yet it is. With the announcement that we here at P&C are sponsoring our very first party at the 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell Competition this month in Arkansas the Wig gave me a great idea. Hit the Jump to figure it out. So, this Week's Whiskey Wednesday goes out to Team Patagonia! Sonnie Trotter, Brittany Griffith, Kristo Torgenson, and Will Stanhope. Not only are we excited to have you guys at this event this year, but we have an even bigger challenge to pose than that actual climbing for 24 hours. The Rules will be stipulated at the Pimpin & Crimpin sanctioned PBR kegger and Whiskey shooting roundup. Hope the Canadian Superboy has the stamina to go shot for shot with us.

Anyway, Sonnie has been tearing it up lately. Freshly off a repeat of Rhapsody, you may know him more as Canadian wonderboy that stuck the first ascent of The Cobra Crack. Anyhoo, we are psyched to give him a run for his money in something that we may be on teh same level as Sonnie, no, not climbing, drinking! Guess we will see. Pictures and stories to come after the Hell is over.


Good Luck Team Patagonia during this year's comp, you'll need it after we get done with you friday night.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Mass Suicide in Boulder


In shocking news this week, Boulder police learned of a mass suicide which occurred in what was thought to be an abandoned warehouse on the northeast side of boulder. According to Investigator Charlie Stiles, the suicide was at first thought to be a standard cult suicide by religious nuts. “We were about to close the case on this one. It seemed like a pretty cut and dry case of cult idiocy,” says Stiles.

That was before reports came filtering in from friends and relatives of the victims and even one defector of the group who revealed that those involved were largely avid atheists and agnostics. According to the former member, who asked to remain anonymous, the group had a very diverse religious mix. “Although about half the members were atheists or agnostics, there were also Buddhists, a few catholics and protestants. I think there may have even been a Scientologist or two.” When asked about what brought the group together, he began to tear and said simply “Glaciers.”

Stiles said,“We had to go back and take a second look at the crime scene after this revelation. It just didn't add up.” “That's when we found the suicide note.” The note was a lengthy explanation of the groups history, purpose and goals and explained in detail the reason for their mass suicide.

Five years ago a group 50 Boulder citizens formed the social action committee (SAC) called Boulderites against Glacial Retreat (BAGR) and had swelled to 200 members by 2008. Their goal was to stop the retreat of glaciers worldwide through social and personal reform and which included the aggressive minimization of their personal carbon footprints.

“We loved glaciers. We had basically dedicated our heart, souls, bodies and lives to saving them. Honestly, it was the only thing that mattered to us,” says the former member.

The BAGR note explains the decision with detail.

“We knew we had been making little if any progress. We had eliminated nearly every contributor to our carbon footprint. We had sold our cars, gone off the electric grid, began growing our own food to eliminate our contribution to trucking carbon emissions. We became vegetarians to eliminate the CO2 produced by livestock. We had even decided as a group to have zero offspring so that we would not be guilty of bringing more little carbon consumers into the world. Our own bodies were the only part of our existence producing carbon.

Last week we learned of the Rhode Island sized B-10A iceberg breaking off the glaciers of Antarctica. This represented absolute and total failure to us. In silence we watched the behemoth mass of ice slide into the ocean. We had dedicated our lives and souls to these glaciers. It was like watching somebody you had sworn to protect slipping into a pool of lava and knowing it was your fault. It was absolutely heart wrenching.

At that point it was obvious. We had to make the ultimate sacrifice. By eliminating our breaths and our carbon dioxide from the planet, perhaps we can save at least a few pounds of beautiful glacial ice.”

A Gallup poll indicates that the response of most Texans to buy a second Hummer.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Angie Payne crushes V12 in Estes Park!

Angie Payne has just unveiled the first female ascent of Dave Graham's legendary European Human Being in Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park. Angie, you are my hero. Mad respect!! I took these photos last season when Angie was attempting the problem. Now I finally have a use for them—Yippee!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Peep this video!

Jonny Copp—alpine adventurer/writer/photographer extraordinaire/most positive guy in the whole world—has made a very cool video from his Spring trip to Europe with Micah Dash. Viva la alps and Radiohead—together as one! Check it!