@bearcam@frictionlabs t.o. day v - might as well cap it off with one of my most popular images that has a little something to do with chalk! i hope you guys had fun and got stoked...and that you followed me! @bearcam signing off, thanks for the great day earlier this summer @prideofgypsies (watch him on snl tomorrow)
Hello friends! @bearcam here again on day 4 of my @frictionlabs t.o. ~ i devote this post to @fred_nicole , godfather of hard bouldering. i have been shooting with fred for a couple years now on behalf of @fiveten_official and its shoe development program. it has been quite a ride following along - from china to california to switzerland - as fred has transferred his experience and skill from the rock to the cobbler’s shop. we are stoked to share the film with you guys next year! certainly all of you know who fred is, right!? :) #chalkupless#climbmore#frictionlabs
Hello again from @bearcam on dia tres of my @frictionlabs takeover! this post is in honor of the new colorado bouldering guidebook by @jamiecemerson and @sharpendpublishing due out next year. i am happy to have provided the book with some classic moments with colorado’s best pebble wrestlers...behold!
Hey friends it’s @bearcam and i’m doing a two-fer tuesday on day 2 of my @frictionlabs takeover 🥈✌️2️⃣ - this is @craigdem and he has an incredible life story i spent most of last year making a film about. i’d love for you guys to check it out if you feel the need for some perspective! it’s free on amazon prime and there’s an itunes link in my bio. carry on!
Hey flabber-gasters it’s @bearcam on day ✌🏽 of my takeover. this post is an ode to bishop, which i’ve been lucky enough to travel to most winters, and my two friends, @michaelakiersch and @sheneenagins 😸😸
Hello friction laborites! this is @bearcam with day 1 of my @frictionlabs takeover! i thought i would start it off with a photo of the coolest boulder anywhere in my opinion...defying gravity. @dawoods89 seen here smashing the top rail on the day of his fa.
Hey guys @nchavis92 back with the final day of my @frictionlabs instagram takeover.
sandstone is by far my favorite type of rock to climb on. so for my last day, i’d like to share some of my favorite sandstone boulders that i’ve had the pleasure to climb on in the past. thanks for having me and i hope you all enjoyed the takeover!
photo 1 “icarus” v7 roy, nm
photo 2 “misericorde” v10 fontainebleau, france
photo 3 “beyond life” v10 joes valley, ut
photo 4 “eclipse” v9 fontainebleau, france
photo 3 @mikerosay all others @ofallnationsphotography#chalkupless#climbmore#frictionlabs
Here we go! @nchavis92 back with day 4 of my 5 day @frictionlabs takeover.
the crypt keeper 💀 v13 fa
developing new climbing is hard work. it’s time consuming, takes loads of energy, often frustrating, and it helps to enjoy being covered in moss/lichen/choss. but it’s lines like this one that make it all worth it.
i was first told about this monster last year by @arkansas.boulder.exposure and figured it would be worth checking out. after bushwaking for an hour lost and cursing the arkansas landscape i saw it. one of the most striking boulders i’d seen in a long time. “well it probably doesn’t go” i thought. but after 3 days of cleaning, and sussing beta this year i had it on lock. that is until i snapped off one of the most crucial holds.
but finally, after some serious changes to the sequence and battling with conditions i managed to top this thing. i won’t say it’s the best boulder in arkansas, but it’s certainly the most unique, involved, and the movement is just insane. if you’re in the area go try this thing, you won’t regret it.
@nchavis92 here with day 3 of the @frictionlabs takeover!
this boulder, “hunger strike” v11 was a project that i had in the back of my mind for a really long time. in a nutshell it climbs through powerful, tension dependent moves on big edges. when i first cleaned it up i was sure it would be a really cool moderate. but after a couple hours of flailing around i realized it was soon to be another hard addition to the cowell arkansas list!
after firing the stand start quick this year (see slide 3) i went to work figuring out the sequence for the perfect set of holds allowing for a 6 move sit start. 2 days of battling with conditions and bad beta took its toll but i was able to finish it off on the last day of our trip! thus “hunger strike sit” v12 was born.
keep an eye out for an edit covering all the new arkansas additions from our trip in the works from @figureheadmediahouse
photos: @ofallnationsphotography video: @mc_chavis#chalkupless#climbmore#frictionlabs
Hey it’s @nchavis92 here with day 2 of my 5 day @frictionlabs insta takeover!
although arkansas is well known for its world class sandstone. there’s another area near my hometown in sw missouri called peter’s branch that offers some amazing bouldering along with one of the biggest and most consistent caves in the country!
photo 1 is the compression crux move on an old fa of mine “show me state of mind” v12/13 it opens up with a powerful v11 from the dirt then gets you silly pumped with a long endurance run to the top!
photo 2 is the classic top out that runs the apex of the cave. the lines are like long and consistent, feels more like sport climbing than bouldering out there sometimes! photos @ofallnationsphotography #chalkupless#climbmore#frictionlabs
Hey guys! @nchavis92 here taking over the @frictionlabs account for the next 5 days!
first let me tell you a little about myself:
i’m 26 years old
from springfield, missouri
started climbing at 16
love to travel, i’ve been to all 50 states and met my wife in hawaii
us army veteran
happily married to my best friend @mc_chavis
love all things climbing but especially trying really, really hard!
i’m currently wrapping up a 2 week trip to my home climbing area of nw arkansas and will be posting some highlights from the trip! here’s a great shot of me climbing one of the best v12s in the state “cutting the habit” this thing offers some of the best power climbing anywhere and the rock is insanely good. it’s always been sort of a nemesis boulder for me so i was psyched to take it down relatively quick this trip! @ofallnationsphotography with the 🌟 photo