Professor at FRCC Campus in Fort Collins Writes Book about Bouldering

I meet with faculty and students quite a bit, and I like to share their stories. This is an occasional series.

Peter Beal is a bit of an Renaissance man. He teaches humanities and art history at the FRCC campus in Fort Collins. He paints and has an exhibition of his paintings at Mercury Framing, 4692 N. Broadway, Boulder, through Dec. 22. “Open Space” is based on the landscapes of the Colorado prairies.

Away from the prairies he paints, he has written a book about bouldering, “Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving.”

This video captures a conversation I recently had with Peter about bouldering and his book.

Check out Peter’s blog, too.

What do you think about bouldering? Are you ready to try it? If you’re already into bouldering, what advice would you share with novices?

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2 Responses to “Professor at FRCC Campus in Fort Collins Writes Book about Bouldering”

May 31, 2013 at 12:54 pm, Community College Professor Studies da Vinci Masterpieces | Front Range Community College Blog said:

[…] Beal has a bachelor of arts in history from Bowdoin College in Maine and a master of arts in art history from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He joined FRCC as an instructor in 1998 and became a faculty member in 2004. He also has written a book about bouldering. […]

October 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm, Leonardo da Vinci: Art and Science in Florence | Front Range Community College Blog said:

[…] from a state known for its mountains, it was fascinating for me to trace the ways in which Leonardo’s thought evolved as he studied […]