2015: A Great Year

Nina Williams working on Speed of Life in 2014.  Photo by Jeff Domko.

Nina Williams working on Speed of Life in 2014.  Photo by Jeff Domko.

When I resurrected NEB back in 2014, my main goal (as it was when the site started on AOL back in 1999) was to connect the climbing community of the Northeast.  With almost 1,500 followers on Instagram and over 600 members of our Facebook group the connection of the climbing community has far exceeded our goal.  Personally, I have made many new friends and connections this year and look forward to more in 2016.  A big thanks goes to Bryan Rafferty at Back Mattress Productions and Kai Webler for pumping out great videos on a regular basis.  We look forward to promoting more of their great work in the coming year.

Looking at our site statistics for the past year, it is clear that everyone loves seeing video of strong locals sending classic boulder problems.  Based on pageviews, these are the three most popular articles of 2015, all three of which feature the strongest climbers around sending some of the best in the U.S.

Mike Foley working on The Fly.  Photo by Maine Preerati Chaisarn.

Mike Foley working on The Fly.  Photo by Maine Preerati Chaisarn.

Video of Nina Williams Sending Speed of Life

Mike Foley Sends The Fly

Josh Larson Kills it in Bishop

Personally, my favorite of 2015 was our interview with Josh Larson.  Josh provided some great insight into his outdoor climbing and indoor competitions.  We look forward to Josh taking another big step forward on the World Cup stage in 2016.

We are always looking for content and news, so drop us a line at newenglandbouldering@gmail.com if you have something to say or share.  Thanks and Happy New Year!