In September of 2011 we hit the road in Lax (my not so trusty ole ’82 Granville) and headed south from Portland to run the Rogue River, climb Mt. Shasta, and visit Yosemite enroute to Bishop where we would settle for the fall. This film documents our time in Bishop, bouldering. The hope was to show “the rest of us” climbing, the way it feels to all of us. Climbing is a deeply relative sport, with effort, challenge, and pain tied directly between the individual and the climb itself.
During the time we were in Bishop, filming COMMIT, we worked with the utterly awesome AccessFund.org, and FriendsOfTheInyo.org to build steps, clean up camping areas, and reconstruct trails throughout the bouldering areas. Please, please, please check them out, donate if you can, and watch for opportunities to volunteer with them in your area.
Last of all, thank you to everyone who was there with us, climbing or screaming, or both. It was an amazing time, one I aim to repeat… soon.