/ NEW ARTICLE: Skyler Weekes, King of the Dyno and Wine Taster

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UKC Articles - on 23 May 2009
[Skyler Weekes bouldering in Colorado, USA, 3 kb]The American climber Skyler Weekes is traveling to Sheffield in July for Cliffhanger.


Skyler is an exponent of controlled dynamics - jumping bloody great distances from one hold to another, first practiced properly by the first obsessed boulderer, John Gill.


When Skyler isn't leaping he is a certified Chef of the Wine Arts and an Executive Wine Sommelier. Sounds like he likes a drink!


He's also had facial reconstruction surgery that cost millions caused by....not tasting wine, but by jumping for holds.


Sarah Stirling investigates.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1872

James Oswald - on 24 May 2009
In reply to UKC Articles:
Weekes or Weeks?

Good artice though.
James Oswald - on 24 May 2009
In reply to UKC Articles:
Any plans known for him to go and do the Tank Project at Wimberry?
gaz.marshall - on 28 May 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: I heard a sly rumour that an Edinburgh strong-man beat the world record once everyone had packed up and gone home last year. Anyone know the story?
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IainAM on 28 May 2009
In reply to gaz.marshall:

There was indeed a jump higher than the world record after the competition finished, and the man in question doesn't train specifically, he's just strong and naturally talented.

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