Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Todra Sunrise

African sun floating on a prayer,
Flesh and bone on knees,
Sands of time filtered through waving palm trees.

Heat warms dusty streets,
Red walls glow with retreating night,
Song of the rooster kindles new light.
Berber on a hill,
Black flock in sight,
Smoke rises, twisted tight.

Gash in ancient earth,
Hands and feet tacked on gritty stone,
A connection with Africa, all I've ever known.

Monday, April 5, 2010

El Chorro Psyche

Hey guys-
Jessica, Rigel, and I are about to get in our speedy little rental and zoom around Portugal's southern coast for the day, but I thought I would post a few teaser shots from El Chorro climbing. Enjoy!

Alicia (5.12c)

Jess crushing on Bienvenidos Al Circo (5.12a)

140 meters of incredible stemming on Judea Del Frenta Popular (5.12a)

Two views of the classic Tipo Sueco (5.11d)