Current Transportation: 2010 Toyota Prius
Core Activities: Rock, ice and alpine climbing
Non-Core Activities: Running, coffee drinking
Favorite Places: The bottom of the Black Canyon, the Canadian Rockies and Patagonia
My Jam Is: Die Antwoord
I Eat Lots Of: Sugar
Fun Fact: Most people don't know this, but I wish I played hockey in the NHL.
Bryan grew up in New Hampshire and started climbing at age 16 in his high school outdoor program (yes they did exist in the 80’s). Previously eschewing everything except ground-up traditional climbing, he luckily stumbled upon some friends who had heard of this great thing called sport climbing, and has since seen great personal growth in all the varied disciplines climbing has to offer. While he enjoys long, remote alpine routes most, having recently relocated to Boston, he’s found solace in the short, fierce test-pieces of Rumney and Pawtuckaway and has recently sent his hardest boulder problems and sport routes. Bryan just returned from a month in the Tasermiut Fjord, Greenland, where he summited Nalumasortoq and Ulamertorsuaq. He is currently running laps at Rumney and spending time on the finger-board in preparation for Chulilla, Spain.
I love the Voodoo Pants—I wore them for a month straight in Greenland this summer and they performed admirably. I love that you can wear them on multi-day alpine rock climbs and they’re comfortable enough for camp and then they transition back to town without a hitch.
This thing rocks. Along with the Voodoo Pants, I wore it every day in Greenland. As a mid-layer, and outer-layer. While relaxing in camp, approaching with a heavy pack and when giving it my all on route. Just the right combination of weight, warmth and stretch—you barely notice it.
Answering The Siren Call Of An “In A Day” Attempt In Greenland
Sometimes the inspiration—er, wine—makes you feel psyched and bold. But Greenland's granite giants are a formidable foe. [Read More]
Need A Family Climbing Destination? Check Out Acadia National Park
Three days of scrambles and moderates in the park is perfect for the groms. [Read More]
Exactly How Good Is The Climbing In The Bugaboos?
So good it's worth borrowing a stranger's rope for it. Well, maybe, according to Bryan Gilmore. [Read More]
Sending Secrets To Steal From A Pro Climber
Want to climb harder this season? Here are some smart ways to make sending your project a bit easier. [Read More]
In A Granite State Of Mind At Cannon Cliff
Bryan Gilmore breaks down the beta for the New England classic, the Whitney-Gilman Ridge. [Read More]
How To Stick Clip Without A Stick Clip
Surprised by a high first bolt? Try this trick. [Read More]
Making The Most Of Your Climbing Opportunities
When a cross-country move cuts into Bryan Gilmore's Colorado climbing plans, he decides to make a tick list and seize the day. [Read More]
Making The Best Of A Tough Season In Patagonia
Bryan Gilmore, Mikey Schaefer and Josh Wharton develop bouldering and gather beta around Cerro San Lorenzo. [Read More]
Two Dads On Les Droites
Sneaking in a climb on family vacation is extra sweet when it's in Chamonix. [Read More]