Sep 072011
 
A Fine Line: A Visual Meditation on the Bouldering Life

Promo shots from the new film: A Fine Line.  All photos by Andrew Kornylak. A climbing friend once told me about a beautiful, rectangular rock perched on the edge of a rubble strewn slope near the rim of the Owen’s River Gorge. The location was off of the typical Bishop bouldering circuit, in an area […]

May 262011
 
Packing in the Fun: Bishop Mule Days in the Eastern Sierras

Every year, on Memorial Day weekend, a great mob of mules and their packers, riders and trainers converge on the small town of Bishop, California, in the Eastern Sierras for an event called Mule Days.  For us, the Mule Days celebration and Memorial Weekend marks the end of our bouldering season – it’s time to […]

Oct 272010
 
That Choked Up Feeling

It’s not that I’ve been in a slump, but it’s good to get a little inspirational jolt from time to time.  Last night, I attended a screening at Adventure 16 of 180° South, a film about Jeff Johnson’s Patagonian journey, inspired by the 1968 epic adventure of Patagonia and North Face founders, Yvon Choinard and Doug Tompkins. […]

Jun 272010
 
More Crag Dog Tips: Stay Off that Crashpad

Toki and I show you what not to do (T. Kornylak) Our puppy, Toki, is currently attending Puppy Kindergarten.  Like the other new puppy parents, we have a lot of the usual questions about potty training, jumping, and chewing.  But we also want to know – what’s the best way to keep your dog off […]

Jun 212010
 
Crag Dogs

About a month ago, Josh and I brought home an adorable pound puppy we named “Santoki” – or “mountain bunny” – after a chestnut-gathering bunny in a famous Korean children’s song. awww, baby bunny I’m a dog lover, so I’ve always had a soft spot for dogs at the crag.  I’ve climbed with awesome crag […]

Jun 152010
 
After the Burn: Bouldering at the Brickyard in Santa Barbara

Earlier this spring, a group of us decided to take a bouldering day trip to Santa Barbara. We arrived at our destination, Lizard’s Mouth, only to find it socked in by a cold marine layer of fog. After some painfully cold “warmup” traverses at the Lizard’s Mouth, we bailed. But on the way out we […]

Apr 012010
 
BETA

“Beta”: (noun) A word originally derived from the word “Betamax” (an old video format) referring to information describing a climb. One online dictionary of “fringe English” describes “beta” as “a verbal videotape” of how to execute a particular climb. Christina and Christine consult their “beta books” (The Sad Boulders, Bishop, CA) Most often, the term […]

Mar 122009
 

Climbing is more than just getting on some rock and pulling hard. This video pretty much captures it for me. Friends, goofing around, climbing … or just celebrating a great day outside. A Day in the Open from Andrew Kornylak on Vimeo. (This video was shot using a technique the photographer (Andrew Kornylak) calls “stillmotion”, […]

Mar 122009
 
Inspiration

Every year, I look forward to the world tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The tour features the best movies from the festival in Banff. Topics range from impossible feats of rock and ice climbing, radical kayaking descents of unexplored rivers, quixotic quests, larger than life mountain men and women, and my favorite–surprising cultural […]