Video: Adventure Photographer Chris Burkard Admits His Crack Problem

Most of us know Chris Burkhard as an amazing adventure photographer. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise however, but it turns out he’s a pretty good rock climber too. But, as you’ll see in the video above, he does have a problem. He apparently likes to take on so-called offwidth cracks, which are routes where the cracks are too big to finger or fist jam, but too small to chimney climb. As a result, they often present a confounding challenge to climbers, who have to find unique ways to make their way up these routes. In this clip, Burkhard travel to Yosemite to take on one of the more notorious of these challenges in the form of the Hardman Offwidth Circuit. The results are pretty entertaining.

Kraig Becker