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 22h

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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 1w

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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 3w

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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 3w

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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 1mon

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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 1mon

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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 2mon

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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 2mon

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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 2mon

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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 2mon

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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 2mon

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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 2mon

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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 !!!!! 3mon

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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 3mon

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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 3mon

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dave_graham_ Tried another amazing project yesterday. This one is gonna be SICK #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gognarly by @diegolmontull 3mon

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dave_graham_ A nice shot by @diegolmontull of the new 8B | V13 rig up in Lefthand Canyon from yesterday! This section is the CRUX #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @walltopia @petzl_official #trangoworld @gognarly @frictionlabs 3mon

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dave_graham_ Put up another new rig out there #onthecircuit yesterday! Might not look that amazing in this photo, but this thing is super cool! Crazy river sandstone compression with a really burly start. Another 8B for the crew? Nice find @tchadx !!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @gognarly @frictionlabs @diegolmontull @fausey @kray_sean 3mon

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dave_graham_ Got my ass kicked by this @dawoods89 rig up in RMNP called Mirror Reality all week. No matter what I do I just can't seem to stick the heinous jump move in the middle from the start. Regardless of the grade, 8b+| V14, this may be my longest term project I've ever had, and the hardest boulder in the world (for myself mind you) I think I've tried. I've spent over 20 days there now since the day @jon_cardwell and I discovered and cleaned it in 2011...Sometimes I question whether Im happy we actually found it...but since we did, I hope more so that someday I will stick this jump from the sit, and really hope I don't fall off then ending if it actually happens #nemisisrig #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia @frictionlabs @gognarly by @tchadx 3mon

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dave_graham_ @tchadx @diegolmontull and @fausey cleaned up this amazing project out in the hinterlands of Eldo last week and brought the crew up to test drive it this weekend! We got the beta all sorted out the first day, then came back the next day for the take down. Just barely snuck in the first ascent, had to climb really well to summit!! It still needs a name, and is one of the nicest boulders I've ever done? 8B? Another great one for Colorado!!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @walltopia @petzl_official #trangoworld @nalle_hukkataival @frictionlabs @gognarly 4mon
  •   benlillijord How about "rise over run" 3mon
  •   dawoods89 straight just straight leggin that heel hook 3mon
  •   fabio_ariely @fabiofty bora treinar 3mon
  •   fabiofty Bora @fabio_ariely 3mon
  •   nervousone Damn Homie! Thanks for the love on my photos! Really appreciate having my work be recognized by those that inspire me. You Sir, are most certainly one of those people. Thank you for chasing your dreams and giving so many of us ones to chase in the process. Thanks again and happy New Year to you and yours. - Matt 3mon
  •   dave_graham_ Aw man happy new year @nervousone !!! Thanks for the kind words! You got some sick shots in there dude! Maybe i will see you out there in bishop someday! 3mon
  •   nervousone It is truly an honour and a pleasure my man. Really appreciate the compliment. I do what I can. I would imagine our paths will cross eventually. We all go to the same great places at the same optimal times. It's pretty much inevitable. It would, however, be pretty rad to run into you here. Thanks for the follow and see you around! 3mon

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