David Allfrey
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Having a sense of style is difficult, as we get older we seem to care less for looks and more for performance, anything to get an edge. @randyleavitt has explicit rules to inform him if he is starting to display ‘old man style’, you know, black Velcro shoes, reading glasses on croakies, maybe a Tshirt from a trip to the bahamas.  So far, Randy’s style and musical preferences are keeping him young. And when you watch him climb? You’d think he was 32 (except I do think Randy was establishing and dispatching cutting edge 5.14s when he was 32). But, for a guy 6 months off the couch, no mention of age here, he sure dances with youthful exuberance on the stone.  @maximropes
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@thenorthface_climb @thenorthface #neverstopexploring @julboeyewearna #climbing @camp_usa @totemmt @scarpana
Having a sense of style is difficult, as we get older we seem to care less for looks and more for performance, anything to get an edge. @randyleavitt has explicit rules to inform him if he is starting to display ‘old man style’, you know, black Velcro shoes, reading glasses on croakies, maybe a Tshirt from a trip to the bahamas. So far, Randy’s style and musical preferences are keeping him young. And when you watch him climb? You’d think he was 32 (except I do think Randy was establishing and dispatching cutting edge 5.14s when he was 32). But, for a guy 6 months off the couch, no mention of age here, he sure dances with youthful exuberance on the stone. @maximropes . @thenorthface_climb @thenorthface #neverstopexploring @julboeyewearna #climbing @camp_usa @totemmt @scarpana
The wind outside is blowing Patagonian, a downside to Las Vegas most people don’t realize.  At least I didn’t spend the night huddling under a single down jacket and bivy sack that Jonathan and I decided we would share for the night. Unlike #haydenkennedyforever and Jason Kruk we didn’t even have the proper equipment for the ‘Two Joint Bivy’, we just had to snuggle and we didn’t even know each other.  I called little@spoon but we still weren’t warm. The next day we picked a long continuous crack system left of the Kennedy/Kruk Gentleman’s Club.  I tip toed between parallel seams and moved above brass nuts. As I climbed under the block I got nervous just looking at it.  I was able to come around the side and never even breathe on it.  Jonathan followed up, climbed around, and stepped onto the stone. It didn’t budge. He hopped up and down. Nothing. We shared a good laugh at the solidness of such a horribly loose looking rock.  We climbed on.  That may have been the last time the weather Gods allowed passage to the Southeast face of Aguja De l’S.  But should the winds die and ice clear, a 3 meter roof crack waits for clean sending on the last pitch of ‘Besos to Pesos’ Grade V 5.12 A1
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@thenorthface_climb @thenorthface #climbing #neverstopexploring
The wind outside is blowing Patagonian, a downside to Las Vegas most people don’t realize. At least I didn’t spend the night huddling under a single down jacket and bivy sack that Jonathan and I decided we would share for the night. Unlike #haydenkennedyforever and Jason Kruk we didn’t even have the proper equipment for the ‘Two Joint Bivy’, we just had to snuggle and we didn’t even know each other. I called little@spoon but we still weren’t warm. The next day we picked a long continuous crack system left of the Kennedy/Kruk Gentleman’s Club. I tip toed between parallel seams and moved above brass nuts. As I climbed under the block I got nervous just looking at it. I was able to come around the side and never even breathe on it. Jonathan followed up, climbed around, and stepped onto the stone. It didn’t budge. He hopped up and down. Nothing. We shared a good laugh at the solidness of such a horribly loose looking rock. We climbed on. That may have been the last time the weather Gods allowed passage to the Southeast face of Aguja De l’S. But should the winds die and ice clear, a 3 meter roof crack waits for clean sending on the last pitch of ‘Besos to Pesos’ Grade V 5.12 A1 . @thenorthface_climb @thenorthface #climbing #neverstopexploring
Will insisted on wearing the fedora. It was his ‘Leo’ Hat.  In my mind I just pretended it was a helmet.  I was lurking about the Valley that October climbing walls, I think I had done 6 or 7 that month when I heard Will talking about doing The Prophet.  I quickly chimed in, “I’ll support you on that. Belay, haul, whatever I can do to help you out.” I didn’t really know Will well, but I had enough mutual friends to vouch for me. I figured it was my one chance to see the route up close, and to watch Will accomplish a life goal first hand.  To spend another 4 days on el cap, what other reason did I need?The previous year he had climbed the whole route with @sonnietrotter but came up short on the crux pitch, I could only imagine his heartbreak 2 pitches from the summit with no sending. I figured you don’t get to watch someone sending 5.13 R/X pitches everyday. “I’ll get your corpse off the mountain if something goes wrong too!” I chided Will, it was a bad joke but it was how we joked those days, especially before something that was really f$&ked up. “You might need to,” he responded. Will wore that Fedora pitch after pitch, even while flying through the air while trying to stick the ‘Devils Dyno’. Leaping to a slopey bread loaf 1500’ up El Cap the hat never came off. He never caught the hold but sent the variation second try.  I cringed as I watched him get serious for the 11d X pitch. (Pretty sure pictured here, I believe that’s his only piece of gear). I laughed at the look of terror on his face when I accidentally cleaned the fixed brass nut on a 13b R pitch, “That’s going to make it tough for the next guy!” He said.  But on the last day, when the sun turned golden, I’ve never felt an energy like Will exuded as he started up the A1 Beauty. Several falls had already made him nervous, a previous years failures didn’t help with the pressure.  Then he made incredibly hard rock climbing look graceful and easy.
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@thenorthface_climb #neverstopexploring #climbing
Will insisted on wearing the fedora. It was his ‘Leo’ Hat. In my mind I just pretended it was a helmet. I was lurking about the Valley that October climbing walls, I think I had done 6 or 7 that month when I heard Will talking about doing The Prophet. I quickly chimed in, “I’ll support you on that. Belay, haul, whatever I can do to help you out.” I didn’t really know Will well, but I had enough mutual friends to vouch for me. I figured it was my one chance to see the route up close, and to watch Will accomplish a life goal first hand. To spend another 4 days on el cap, what other reason did I need?The previous year he had climbed the whole route with @sonnietrotter but came up short on the crux pitch, I could only imagine his heartbreak 2 pitches from the summit with no sending. I figured you don’t get to watch someone sending 5.13 R/X pitches everyday. “I’ll get your corpse off the mountain if something goes wrong too!” I chided Will, it was a bad joke but it was how we joked those days, especially before something that was really f$&ked up. “You might need to,” he responded. Will wore that Fedora pitch after pitch, even while flying through the air while trying to stick the ‘Devils Dyno’. Leaping to a slopey bread loaf 1500’ up El Cap the hat never came off. He never caught the hold but sent the variation second try. I cringed as I watched him get serious for the 11d X pitch. (Pretty sure pictured here, I believe that’s his only piece of gear). I laughed at the look of terror on his face when I accidentally cleaned the fixed brass nut on a 13b R pitch, “That’s going to make it tough for the next guy!” He said. But on the last day, when the sun turned golden, I’ve never felt an energy like Will exuded as he started up the A1 Beauty. Several falls had already made him nervous, a previous years failures didn’t help with the pressure. Then he made incredibly hard rock climbing look graceful and easy. . @thenorthface_climb #neverstopexploring #climbing
I don’t have any photos of the climbing I’ve been doing lately. The huge whips or the full effort send I managed yesterday. The cliff has been empty, a good friend, Carmen and Dean.  So, this is from February 7 2013 when @cheynelempe,  Jonathan and I scrambled the Giordani into the Fonrouge in Patagonia.  The one day weather window on my birthday really provided some great times that year.  It was busy on the summit, we all teamed up, a dozen of us, and descended safely.  Can’t wait for more days like that... but only after I finish the summertime projects!
@thenorthface_climb @thenorthface #neverstopexploring #climbing #patagonia
I don’t have any photos of the climbing I’ve been doing lately. The huge whips or the full effort send I managed yesterday. The cliff has been empty, a good friend, Carmen and Dean. So, this is from February 7 2013 when @cheynelempe, Jonathan and I scrambled the Giordani into the Fonrouge in Patagonia. The one day weather window on my birthday really provided some great times that year. It was busy on the summit, we all teamed up, a dozen of us, and descended safely. Can’t wait for more days like that... but only after I finish the summertime projects! @thenorthface_climb @thenorthface #neverstopexploring #climbing #patagonia
It’s #globalclimbingday if you’re like me and can’t get out today, then let’s listen to @bookofsamuel and @thenorthface_climb chat.  Today I am going to virtually climb through a lot of old memories and get some photos to share for the next week.
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This one from the summit of Aguja De l’S after climbing a new route ‘Besos to Pesos’
It’s #globalclimbingday if you’re like me and can’t get out today, then let’s listen to @bookofsamuel and @thenorthface_climb chat. Today I am going to virtually climb through a lot of old memories and get some photos to share for the next week. . This one from the summit of Aguja De l’S after climbing a new route ‘Besos to Pesos’
Hi Climbing Community - why is it that we aren’t wearing masks? It’s so easy. It’s not a big deal. Yet I see and hear constant stories from 10 Sleep to California about how climbers aren’t wearing masks out in the little gateway communities.  Working in the libraries, hitting the grocery stores, doing trail work projects, these are all times we should be masked up.  If we are going to be out traveling, we need to be wearing masks and protecting the people in the places we go.  The Asymptomatic situation is real so we need to take care of each other if we are going to go out traveling. #wearamask. People like my friend here are getting pretty sick of resuscitating Covid patients multiple times a day (many or even most of whom die, that takes a hard toll on our healthcare workers mental health, have you ever watched people die every single day at work?) and the only way that’s going to change is if we are doing our part, masking up and social distancing. It’s not forever. It’s easy. Protect our communities please.  @thenorthface_climb @thenorthface
Hi Climbing Community - why is it that we aren’t wearing masks? It’s so easy. It’s not a big deal. Yet I see and hear constant stories from 10 Sleep to California about how climbers aren’t wearing masks out in the little gateway communities. Working in the libraries, hitting the grocery stores, doing trail work projects, these are all times we should be masked up. If we are going to be out traveling, we need to be wearing masks and protecting the people in the places we go. The Asymptomatic situation is real so we need to take care of each other if we are going to go out traveling. #wearamask. People like my friend here are getting pretty sick of resuscitating Covid patients multiple times a day (many or even most of whom die, that takes a hard toll on our healthcare workers mental health, have you ever watched people die every single day at work?) and the only way that’s going to change is if we are doing our part, masking up and social distancing. It’s not forever. It’s easy. Protect our communities please. @thenorthface_climb @thenorthface
Real climbing moments usually look like asses and top ropes.
Real climbing moments usually look like asses and top ropes.
#globalclimbingday is coming soon, August 22, 2020.  And with that @thenorthface launches their 2020 #wallsaremeantforclimbing campaign. This is one of the movements that makes me proud to be involved with TNF and with it we celebrate the community we love and the ways climbing can be a tool to create a more inclusive and equitable world.  Courage to face a challenge is a skill learned, we do it every day out climbing, and it’s a skill that can help everyone out in the world stand up for whats right. Walls are meant for climbing. @thenorthface_climb
#globalclimbingday is coming soon, August 22, 2020. And with that @thenorthface launches their 2020 #wallsaremeantforclimbing campaign. This is one of the movements that makes me proud to be involved with TNF and with it we celebrate the community we love and the ways climbing can be a tool to create a more inclusive and equitable world. Courage to face a challenge is a skill learned, we do it every day out climbing, and it’s a skill that can help everyone out in the world stand up for whats right. Walls are meant for climbing. @thenorthface_climb
We live in a world that moves on quickly. We all want what used to be, but for now that’s gone.  America is overrun by COVID and I had apprehension to travel.  After much thought I decided home-trailhead-mountain-trailhead-gas-home was going to have to be ok right now because I needed a little mountain air to clear my head.  Do what you can, wear a mask, keep your distance.  Stay healthy, eat well, exercise, get fresh air and sunlight, drink less, smoke less. For me, it’s now back to being a local, Driving alone to the cliff, avoiding busy places, and missing my friends.  These are tough times but the sooner we make the right actions the sooner the USofA can join the rest of the world in having controlled this pandemic.
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‘Boots on the Moon’ - Zebra Wall - 10+ - FA: McCrea, Holloway, Allfrey
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#neverstopexploring #julbo #maximropes #noplacetoofar #totemcams
We live in a world that moves on quickly. We all want what used to be, but for now that’s gone. America is overrun by COVID and I had apprehension to travel. After much thought I decided home-trailhead-mountain-trailhead-gas-home was going to have to be ok right now because I needed a little mountain air to clear my head. Do what you can, wear a mask, keep your distance. Stay healthy, eat well, exercise, get fresh air and sunlight, drink less, smoke less. For me, it’s now back to being a local, Driving alone to the cliff, avoiding busy places, and missing my friends. These are tough times but the sooner we make the right actions the sooner the USofA can join the rest of the world in having controlled this pandemic. . ‘Boots on the Moon’ - Zebra Wall - 10+ - FA: McCrea, Holloway, Allfrey . #neverstopexploring #julbo #maximropes #noplacetoofar #totemcams
Got kids who need to be entertained, outside and learn some things?  @thenorthface summer camp should be a good time!  I think this little dude is maybe a little young yet but he will get to skillsaws, mapmaking and geometric design soon. In the meantime we better call @adreadedclimber to learn some survival skills, it’s a miracle he has made it this far! 😉🤘🏼
Got kids who need to be entertained, outside and learn some things? @thenorthface summer camp should be a good time! I think this little dude is maybe a little young yet but he will get to skillsaws, mapmaking and geometric design soon. In the meantime we better call @adreadedclimber to learn some survival skills, it’s a miracle he has made it this far! 😉🤘🏼
It’s important to understand the difference between a sport route and a route that is bolted. The latter does not make it the former.  The latter likely requires a helmet, and these days it might require #covidprecautions too
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#neverstopexploring #maximropes #julbo #mountainvision #noplacetoofar #julbo
It’s important to understand the difference between a sport route and a route that is bolted. The latter does not make it the former. The latter likely requires a helmet, and these days it might require #covidprecautions too . #neverstopexploring #maximropes #julbo #mountainvision #noplacetoofar #julbo
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.  @thenorthface_climb #neverstopexploring (dogbowls)
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. @thenorthface_climb #neverstopexploring (dogbowls)
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