Sorry for the lack of updates lately but I’ve been focused on editing Western Gold. The film is coming along really nicely; planning on a premiere in April. The film will be an hour and a half of the tallest, most beautiful boulders on the west side of North America.
I’ve been living in Chattanooga Tennessee for the past seven weeks. It has been amazing. It’s a great size city at around 500,000 people. Very little traffic but you have access to all the amenities you need. I grew up climbing in the south but was always in Atlanta where four hours of driving is required to go climbing. Chattanooga has tons of bouldering, sport, and trad climbing within a 40 minute drive and it’s my favorite stone in the world. Amazing, grippy sandstone.
Little Rock City (aka Stone Fort) is the main bouldering area of Chattanooga but there are lots of other smaller zones nearby which I had never checked out. Pep Boys is a beautiful area with lots of steep climbing. There is an unreal V9 with 20+ moves out a massive roof. There is some name confusion with this boulder. It’s commonly known as Salo’s roof but I’m being told that it was first climbed by Andrew Gross years before Andy Salo visited the area. So it’s actually called Gross’s Roof.
Rocktown is another bouldering destination only 45 minutes south of Chattanooga and boasts a number of classics.