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bigwallpirate

Alex Fyfe A foul mouth Dirtbag with a strong addiction to crack and rock and roll. . Just keep climbing
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Today i went on a hike for no good reason other than wanting to explore. i haven't been on a hike since i started climbing over 2 years ago. somehow i've forgotten how magical they are.
(side note) i've started making rock portraits... like a lot of them and i think i may have found a new hobby =p
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#hike #hiking
#newhampshire
#mountwashington #whitemountains #nationalpark #mountains #wild
#wilderness #wander #wanderlust
#outdoors #thegreatoutdoors
#adventure #explore #nature #travel #roam #roamtheplanet
#optoutside
#hippielife
#art #rockart #photography #naturephotography
#portrait
#theoutbound
#climbingrocks #bigwallpirate
5 69 Yesterday
Hopped on "the beast flake" 5.9 the other day with @drew_lombardi as a warm up to our day, totally rad climb and highly recommended. the step across to gain the flake is super airy and exposed (picture 3) and pretty heady with your last piece decently far to your right. the sharp end must have been exciting, solid lead drew!
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#cathedral #nh #newhampshire #multipitch #crackclimb
#crackclimbing #outdoors
#timetoclimb
#tradclimbing
#splitter
#tradisrad
#boulderingproblems
#trainhardclimbhard #climbing_pictures_of_instagram
#climbinglife
#boulder
#bouldering
#climbing_is_my_passion
#climb
#climbing
#vanlife
#liveclimbrepeat
#sportclimbing
#climbingrocks
#climbon
#trad
#passion #dirtbag
#climbinginspiration
#bigwallpirate
6 96 2 weeks ago
Just cause it's fixed don't mean it's worth shit.... i mentioned some loose pitons right? yeah... pulled both of these guys off of "raven crack" 5.9 on cannon the other day. got to the crux and pulled these two guys out in a row with no gear between, so naturally i s**t my pants and got so spooked i fell off and went for a 30' whipper because of it. .
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@justbombergear
#cannon #gearstoke #pitons #bomber
#whipper #crackclimb
#crackclimbing #outdoors
#timetoclimb
#tradclimbing
#splitter
#tradisrad
#boulderingproblems
#trainhardclimbhard #climbing_pictures_of_instagram
#climbinglife
#boulder
#bouldering
#climbing_is_my_passion
#climb
#climbing
#vanlife
#liveclimbrepeat
#sportclimbing
#climbingrocks
#climbon
#trad
#dirtbag
#climbinginspiration
#bigwallpirate
14 78 2 weeks ago
Ridiculous shenanigans with my awesome partner eva up on cannons lightning c***k 5.7. great day of climbing and nonsensical mayhem with big whips, removable pins and tiny little holds.
picture credit: eva.
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#crack #nh #cannon #whipper #crackclimb
#crackclimbing #outdoors
#timetoclimb
#tradclimbing
#splitter
#tradisrad
#boulderingproblems
#trainhardclimbhard #climbing_pictures_of_instagram
#climbinglife
#boulder
#bouldering
#climbing_is_my_passion
#climb
#climbing
#vanlife
#liveclimbrepeat
#sportclimbing
#climbingrocks
#climbon
#trad
#dirtbag
#climbinginspiration
#passion #bigwallpirate
2 97 2 weeks ago
As the midday sun soars overhead glistening off the sea and the cliffs that mark it's shores, i find myself dripping with the familiar waters of maine's atlantic, in a setting fit to start my grand adventure.
as i stood there, motionless, in attempt to appreciate and absorb every once of tranquility that acadia will allow me, i realize that this just may be the last time that i gaze my eyes across this coast, the only coast i"ve ever known.
with that thought pressing in my mind i think back to all that i have done here on this coast over the last 26 years. all i've been able to do and see, all of the successes and all of the hard earned failures. all that i have been lucky enough to learn and all the lessons i've had to learn the hard way. all of the people who have effected my life in such incredible ways and all the people i have given back to in return, and i'm thankful.
i'm especially for the people in my life, people who owed me nothing but yet gave so much to me. because without so many of you guys, my life would be of no resemblance to what it is today, and that means the world to me.
so thank you everyone who has played a special role in my life to get me to where i am, you know who you are and there are a f*****g ton of you. you guys are the f*****g best and will forever be in my heart. thanks for everything you've given and done for me and know how deeply it is appreciated, your the best friends and family a dirty ol wall pirate could ever ask for.
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the sun continues to rain down evenly across the landscape. i notice that the drips have stopped and i now stand almost dry with the remnants of the ocean pulling tightly on my skin.
with a heart full of thanks, a mind full of wisdom passed down to me by experience, and an eye eagerly open for adventure, i dive in for one last taste of home
photo credit: @alexahopeshigh
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#thankful #friendsandfamily #yearofthedirtbag #freedom #passion #homeiswhereyouparkit #dirtbag #dirtbaglife #maine #acadia #ocean #vanlife #wander #wanderlust #adventure #explore #roadtrip #tradisrad #tradclimbing #climbing #photography #goals #travel #roamtheplanet #roam #outdoors #mountains #nature #optoutside #bigwallpirate
5 92 2 weeks ago
The red pearl is finished (minus a good wood finish) and ready for her pilgrimage.
p1 the pearl empty
p2 bookshelf drivers side cubby storage
p3 mounted tv
p4 dvd player and passenger storage
p5 inside drivers storage (solar panel components)
p6 pop out tailgate table
p7 solar battery house
p8 top shelf (full)
p9 side shelving (full)
p10 the finished pearl. .
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#yearofthedirtbag #freedom #doityourself #homeiswhereyouparkit #dirtbag #dirtbaglife #pushyourself #jeeplife #jeep #vanlife #wander #wanderlust #adventure #explore #roadtrip #tradisrad #tradclimbing #climbing #woodworking #goals #travel #roamtheplanet #climbrocks #diy #rebuild #conversion #climbingmotivation #bigwallpirate #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram
15 100 2 weeks ago
For six long months i have worked tirelessly on my jeep, building her out to be the "best home on the road" that i can. a place that i can lay my head, that houses what i need and a place that keeps me sane as i confine myself to a space smaller than a prison cell. but after 100s of hours, over 200 sketches, oversights and failed designs, rain and snow storms, late nights after work, blood, sweat and enough nervous f*****g breakdowns to question everything i'm doing, she's ready. the red pearl is finally ready to set sail for the open road with nothing but the sky and a big beautiful wall on the horizon, coupled with the haunting sense of the unknown out shined by the adventurous spirit that pushes you to dive in and explore how deep the rabbit hole really goes.
so looking back, at all the struggles, uncertainty, and the few and far between successes, it was all worth it, she is worth it.
"anywhere we want to go, we go
that's what a jeep really is, you know.
it's not just an engine and a wheel and seats and tires. that's what a jeep needs. but what a jeep is... what the red pearl really is... is freedom."
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see you on the wall....
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#yearofthedirtbag #freedom #passion #homeiswhereyouparkit #dirtbag #dirtbaglife #pushyourself #jeeplife #jeep #vanlife #wander #wanderlust #adventure #explore #roadtrip #tradisrad #tradclimbing #climbing #climber #goals #travel #roamtheplanet #climbrocks #climbon #timetoclimb #dedication #climbingmotivation #bigwallpirate #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram
17 121 3 weeks ago
My first 5.12!!!
i'm so stoked to have sent my first 5.12a "walking the devil" in rumney a couple weeks back. really though im psyched!! not only is this beauty a rad trad climb but an awesome ow roof crack! ahhh how fitting =]
unfortunately the camera died before i could get the send but luckily i got a pretty sweet whipper video as i was working the beta.
hope you like it and i'll definitely post a video of a send the next time i'm back around.
thanks for the belay job @alexahopeshigh
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#roofcrack #ow #offwidth #offwidtharmy #whipper #crackclimb
#crackclimbing #outdoors
#timetoclimb
#tradclimbing
#splitter
#tradisrad
#boulderingproblems
#trainhardclimbhard #climbing_pictures_of_instagram
#climbinglife
#boulder
#bouldering
#climbing_is_my_passion
#climb
#climbing
#vanlife
#liveclimbrepeat
#sportclimbing
#climbingrocks
#climbon
#trad
#dirtbag
#climbinginspiration
#bigwallpirate
8 87 4 weeks ago
Watch me take a nice factor 2 whipper on connecticut c***k 5.11a/b/c????
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with everything posted from my cross country roadtrip i believe it's high time to update you guys on what i've been up to this whole time before i unearth some stuff from my desert trip.
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so here's a video of me taking a whipper while rope soloing on one of my projects "connecticut crack" 5.11a/b/c??
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be careful which way you tie your slip knot to hold your slack, if you tie them in reverse (like i may have in this video) you're knot cinches up when you fall, instead of popping, and if you have no gear in between that knot and yourself you've created a nice little factor 2 for yourself. pretty rad huh?
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sweet c***k line that i'm psyched to get back on!!!
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#crackclimb
#crackclimbing
#fall #whipper #falling #factor2 #outdoors #timetoclimb
#tradclimbing
#timetoclimb
#splitter
#tradisrad
#boulderingproblems
#trainhardclimbhard #climbing_pictures_of_instagram
#climbinglife
#boulder
#bouldering
#climbing_is_my_passion
#climb
#climbing
#vanlife
#liveclimbrepeat
#sportclimbing
#climbingrocks
#climbon
#trad
#pushyourself
#dirtbag
#climbinginspiration
#bigwallpirate
2 74 4 weeks ago