dave_graham_ Riders on the Storm [8b] is an amazing problem. Crazy world cup start leads you into a cryptic high-step crux with a sick gaston, and its def not low ball. So many hidden classics lurking around this forest, its tough to move on from such a majestic place! Hoping for the some wind and sunshine these last climbing days, it would be so sick to finish a few more rigs!! 🏻🏻 #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs @daniemarie791 4d

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dave_graham_ Took down From Shallow Waters to Riverbed [8b+] some days ago, what a good one! I found the start to be a real pain in the ass, but once I actually sorted a good sequence the rig went down real quick. Time is ticking down for this trip and its going to be a race against the imminent bad weather to take down the last projects! Crunch time!!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @walltopia @petzl_official #trangoworld @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs 2w

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dave_graham_ Sent Mystic Stylez [8b+] yesterday with a last try best try effort, what a surprise!! Had some nice temps after the rain, but the forest was still quite wet, so expectations weren't very high. The problem is only five hands moves, but theres crazy shit to do with your feet as well, so its very short; fell about six times going for the jump at the end, prolly 60 more just slipping off the middle, another 10 times just trying to move the feet...Needless to say I was super worked, and the towel was already thrown! Just for old times sake, pulled on for one last go as the darkness set in, and BAM!!! Crazy!!! Its easy to think climbing is about power and conditions, but sometimes its just a concept of head space and executing the proper positons. I love it!! Nice rig @dawoods89 #weareisland @island_io @petzl_official @fiveten_official #trangoworld @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs photo by Seb!!! 2w

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dave_graham_ Climbed one of my ultimate lifetime nemisis rigs yesterday here in Magic Wood, the classic Never Ending Story [8b+], which was first ascended by @chris_sharma like ten years ago! Managed a quick send of One Summer in Paradise [8b] directly after, which was really enjoyable after so much failure on harder projects oooof. Hoping for some dry winds so the rest of the wet shit dries, and more take downs !!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs #trangoworld 3w

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dave_graham_ Guiliani Cameroni trying the amazing @dawoods89 rig La Force Tranquile [8C] in Magic Wood. Super fun climbing with the new generation of Swiss boulderers!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official 4w

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dave_graham_ Got hooked up yesterday with SICK conditions down here in Ticino and managed to take down the amazing Insanity of Grandeur [8c] !!! The Foune (crazy Swiss Alp weather phenom) was blowing full force, drying everything from the weeks of rain nearly instantly, SO sick!!! This boulder has a very complex and powerful lower sequence, then the styles switch quite radically to resistant techy Chironico climbing on ramps! Hoping for more dry days like this one and more take downs!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition 1mon

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dave_graham_ Posted up here in Magic Wood battling the snow and rain which spring usually brings an abundance of here in Switzerland. Goin for it on whatever is dry, and really hoping there will be some windows for success. The last time It was cold and dry was the last time I sent a hard boulder! The classic Nem 8b+, down in Varazze. Cold dry conditions are the make or break for topping rigs out, but if your aren't chasing them, you will most likely be missing them! Heres to the hunt! All part of the game!! by @the_burrow_photography #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition 2mon

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dave_graham_ Still posted up here in Varazze! Progress on Gioia has been a little stunted by this crazy humid marine layer thats settled in over the region, but we are still goin a muerte, sampling lots of the areas classics and dialin the beta in on the big rig. Weather should be better the next couple days, then the monsoon hits. Go time! #unphased #positivity #humidity #weareisland @island_io by @bearcam @petzl_official @fiveten_official @walltopia @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs @dawoods89 @daniel_beall @theburrophotography 2mon

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dave_graham_ Havin a blast bouldering here in Varazze!! This place is super cool!! Thousands of crazy metamorphic boulders hidden in the tailings of the Alps with reach all the way to the sea. TONS of hard stuff here to try, including the infamous Gioia. This first week has been a mad rush to try all the sickest rigs and dial in the hard stuff, now its time for some takedowns!! Thanks @bearcam for the sick of Raptor Survives [8b+] #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition @dawoods89 @daniel_beall @theburrophotography 2mon

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dave_graham_ Super syked to have arrived here in magical Verbier, Switzerland! Headin to Varazze tomorrow to meet up with @dawoods89 and the crew, pretty amped to finally check out the legendary rig Goia! I have 50 days here in EU, lets see where this journey leads me! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs 2mon

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dave_graham_ Climbed the classic Triton rig out at Arthurs Rock the other day in between snow storms. Had a serious strugglefest on it but somehow managed to beat that grease and hold this swing! Thanks for vid @orourker!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs #trangoworld 2mon

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dave_graham_ Back at it up on the legendary @dawoods89 rig Hypnotized Minds. The weather seems to be offering up a rare window, so its time to swoop. by @lindsey.dolan #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @gognarly @frictionlabs #hypno @daniemarie791 @fausey 3mon

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dave_graham_ Had a blast climbing in Roy the last couple days instead of warring with the Colorado snow and got the pleasure of climbing this SICK new 8B prow that the legendary @silvdawg put up recently. A true five star boulder, something incredibly difficult to find on this planet. Im very impressed with the size and quality of stone littered amongst the crazy bands of sandstone, some more exploration is in serious order!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @walltopia @petzl_official #trangoworld @fausey @tchadx 3mon

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dave_graham_ This project we have tried up in Upper Upper seems too slip through my fingers every Fall, just before the winter reclaims Chaos Canyon. Boulders with a temporal existence always intrigue me. It may not be the industry standard for a "king line" but this is one of the coolest projects I know of in RMNP. @carolinelovesphotos with the amazing shot!! #weareisland @island_io @walltopia @fiveten_official @petzl_official #trangoworld @gognarly @frictionlabs 3mon

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dave_graham_ A nice screengrab from the @island_io footage we shot out in Red Rocks of a sick @carlodenali rig named Reflecting Pool 8B. #weareisland @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld 3mon

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dave_graham_ Syked to be back in Colorado where its winter! Even though it was in the 60s up in RMNP the last couple days, the bitter cold air I love so much will be returning on the quick! Yesterday was really fun, went up to the sick new rig in Big Elk Meadow which was recently established by Ty Landman and summited the new mega classic The Matterhorn V12. This thing has a heinous first move, a very dynamic swoop, followed by some awesome granite rails, then an alpine top out. Photo by @tchadx !!! Follow that guy, he's got an iphone 6! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @gognarly @frictionlabs @fausey @kray_sean 3mon

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dave_graham_ As our time winds down here in Vegas all kinds of projects are coming down to the wire. @nalle_hukkataival needs to finish this V10 @blackdiamond glove ascent for sure, he was so damn close!!! #weareisland @island_io #cantevendoit 3mon

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dave_graham_ Been zeroing in on the The Nest lately with the posse! Everyday it feels more possible, which keeps me syked, but the crux of this boulder is such a fine line between strength and technique, nothing is certain! You need to execute the perfect body positions, not punt, AND feel the power!! Such an awesome challenge, and such a COOL boulder!!! Nixe work opening this thing @dawoods89 and @jwebxl its LEGEND!!! Goin back tomorrow GAME ON!!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @gognarly @frictionlabs @originclimbing @nalle_hukkataival @bearcam @kray_sean @ethan_pringle sick by @honngy !!!!! 4mon

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dave_graham_ Well RIP 2014!!! That was pretty tight!!! Despite ringing in this last New Year with a real bang down in Penoles Mexico when I fully ruptured my a A2 pulley, things worked out just great! Sure half my year was spent healing, but hot damn! I got to focus on things other than just climbing, like the sick @island_io project! Good thing the latter of the six months consisted of SOLELY climbing a muerte!!! Heres some video shot by @tchadx of this SICK 8B FA I managed a week or so ago down in ROY!!! The universe just doesn't stop providing!! Glad I survived another round here on PLANET EARTH!!! #blessed #weareisland #trangoworld @walltopia @fiveten_official @petzl_official @gognarly @frictionlabs 4mon

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dave_graham_ Sick shot of the "nagual" rig down in Roy from this last weekend! This awesome crimpy line checks in around 8b and wanders across a large brown wall over a sketchy landing!! I got an awesome lil tour from @tchadx @fausey and @diegolmontull of the new stuff they were tryin, and got lucky enough to make a couple of the projects rock climbs!! So sick!!! Now im in Vegas! Whoa!!! Merry Xmas everyone!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld 4mon

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