dave_graham_ SUPER SYKED!!! Finally managed to make the 2nd ascent of @dawoods89 new power test-piece Spray of Light [8c] after struggling HARD with the heat and humidity we have been dealing with over the last month!!! Every session I grew fonder of the moves and the actual climbing, and the urge to link the whole sequence began to be overwhelming, but with the uncooperative heat wave it was starting to seem like a dream, something only in my mind, not an actual real event that could exist in this time and space. Climbing is such an amazing game of belief, concentration, and execution, and I feel really lucky my life revolves around this game, it teaches one so much about life in general. Thanks to the homies who came to spot or support the epic haha @kray_sean @syknar @fausey @tchadx @shawnraboutou @dawoods89 @sheneenagins @beauknowsphotos by @kray_sean #weareisland #ZAmovie #trangoworld @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia 1d

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dave_graham_ Got the FA of this sick new rig hiding above Road Crew a couple days ago! Seems around 8b? Lets see what the people think! Ive been struggling with the conditions here the last month and the harder projects are feeling more and more elusive...Its been hard to have a positive attitude through all the failure, but climbing these new lines with the posse has been keeping the fire burning @fausey with the @island_io #weareisland @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld #ZAmovie @tchadx @syknar @fausey @kray_sean @olafdewet 6d

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dave_graham_ @syknar and I trying this sick new dyno project we got up in the mix, only thing is, we don't know how to do it yet!!!! This one is gonna be LEGEND!!! Instabang by @syknar as well!!! #weareisland @fiveten_official @walltopia @petzl_official #trangoworld @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs @kray_sean @tchadx @fausey @shawnraboutou #ZAmovie 2w

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dave_graham_ Got the 2nd ascent of this sick @nalle_hukkataival rig Rule of Thumbs [8b+] a couple weeks ago , crazy face climbing on freak pinches!!! Thanks @syknar and @tchadx for the clips, @kray_sean for the track, and @dawoods89 with the spot!!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs 2w

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dave_graham_ Freeze frame from my ascent of Modified Limited Rampage [8b] a couple weeks ago amidst a sick collage of clips from other captured sends that will be featured in the new #ZAmovie we have been workin on out here with @beauknowsphotos and @threepeakfilms !!! All the homies are up in there, @dawoods89 @nalle_hukkataival and @sheneenagins on the take down!!! #weareisland @island_io #trangoworld @petzl_official @fiveten_official @walltopia @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition 4w

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dave_graham_ Sick screen grab from my ascent of the legendary @dawoods89 rig El Corazon [8B] which will be featured in the new #ZAmovie we have been shooting here in Rocklands with @beauknowsphotos and @threepeakfilms !!! Its been an amazing trip so far, and im pretty sure its only get better!!! SYKED!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @walltopia @petzl_official #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition 1mon

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dave_graham_ Had a blast on "dyno-day" a couple weeks ago with my dawg @dawoods89 !! We swooped up @nalle_hukkataival 's legendary Industry of Cool [8a+~8b] along with the freak Flying Guitar [8a] !!! Finally a couple rainy days here in Rocklands which is forcing the posse to rest, which is most likely for the better!!! Hoping to send sone rigs here as soon as it dries!!! Instabang comin from the notorious @syknar !!! #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition and thanks for the Industry of Cool clip @threepeakfilms !!!! 1mon

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dave_graham_ Super syked to get back on the legendary @fred_nicole problem Wedding [8c] as soon as possible! Ive made some consistent progress in the last couple sessions, so this dream may become a reality! Thanks @syknar for the the sick Instabanger!!! Afrika RULZZZZZ!!! #weareisland @island_io @dawoods89 @nalle_hukkataival @shawnraboutou @beauknowsphotos @sheneenagins @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition 2mon

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dave_graham_ Well its been nearly three weeks that I've been here in Rocklands, and its been quite a time warp!!! Climbing and exploring everyday here has been such a refreshment after months of traveling globally only to be rained out or shoveling snow!! Its so motivating to get nearly perfect weather everyday, creating the unending opportunities one needs to take down new rigs and repeat the existing classics!!! Heres a shot from the ultra techy Hatchet Prow project [8b+] which I finally made the first ascent of last weekend!!! Thanks for the photo @sheneenagins, and all the spots from the homies like @syknar @grantdobson8a @dawoods89 @nalle_hukkataival @beauknowsphotos #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld 2mon

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dave_graham_ Super syked to take down one more Wild Basin project last week before the heat set in! Epidote [8b+] is a crazy power compression roof that has tricked us for years, never offering us any feasible solutions. However, after tinkering for some days, I came up with this crazy full extension beta that covered all the gaps. It was rad to see Adam Ondra try it the day we took him up there as well (which affirmed it was actually hard) and the syke was super high with the big euro crew!! So excited to head to South Africa this Monday, looking forward to winter again!!! Video by @daniemarie791 #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @walltopia @petzl_official #trangoworld @jakob.schubert @adamondra @tchadx @fausey @kray_sean @klaus @alfons 3mon

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dave_graham_ Wow what was amazing week touring the legendary Ondra around the RMNP classics!! Super fun to climb with this dude, he has amazing concentration and focus, not too mention he is strong as shit!!! It was pretty mind blowing to watch his level of pure execution, flawlessly flashing most of the rigs we presented him! Watching him flash Jade was the highpoint (holy shit) which you can see by following the link in my profile, but for now heres footy of his flash of Bear Toss [8b] #weareisland @island_io @tchadx @fausey 3mon

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dave_graham_ Teflon Don [8b] up in the Basin. A crucial crimp broke after @dawoods89 's FA, and forced a loco shoulder method to escape the scoop. A rugged lock off to tiny edge, with the help of a small thumb, leads you to the dicey mantle. #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition @tchadx @fausey 3mon

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dave_graham_ The brown wall proj in the Basin goes down!!! Thuggy moves lead to a heinous mantle!! GREAT rig!!! Seems around 8B? Good times out there, less rain these days, but good lord, we traded it for heat and some heinous new breed of monster mosquitos, they look like birds!!! @daniemarie791 #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @walltopia @petzl_official @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition #trangoworld @tchadx @fausey #boom 3mon

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dave_graham_ Super syked to make an ascent of the amazing @dawoods89 highball, Survival of the Fittest [8b] up in Wild Basin. This thing is no joke, a really powerful crux with small crimps and gastons leads into a technical exit which you cannot fall off! Hoping for some more dry weather windows, its been a rough spring here in Colorado with all this inclement weather @daniemarie791 with the #weareisland @island_io @fiveten_official @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition @fausey @tchadx 3mon

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dave_graham_ Syked to hear @griffinwhiteside took down Somewhere in Between [8b+] out in Magic Wood! Nice work dude! This is a shot from a couple weeks ago of Griff executing the crux move, a crazy tension/torsion move with a very freak bicycle. I miss Switzerland!!! #weareisland @island_io @cole_bradburn @daniemarie791 4mon

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dave_graham_ Felt great to finally get outside and climb a boulder here in Colorado! Ive been back in the States a little over a week now, and the weather has been super crunk. At least there wont be any forest fires this spring Heres a cool pic from @fausey of the lil compression rig Mysterious Ways [8a+] first done by @alex_manikowski...Good times! #weareisland @island_io @petzl_official @walltopia #trangoworld @frictionlabs @gnarlynutrition @tchadx 4mon

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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 4mon

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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 4mon

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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!!! 4mon

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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 5mon

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