Video: Matt Bolton Charges Steep Slabs and Big Drops in 'Garibaldi Gold'

Apr 28, 2021
by Matt Bolton  

I'm stoked to share our latest video project "Garibaldi Gold" with everyone! The idea behind this video was to showcase some new trail I've been working on as well as a few of my favourite features around Squamish.

Filming did not start well. I had built this wild 15' x 15' step-down with a slab landing and a very questionable run out. After nailing it the first time I went back up for a second go. With a little more speed and pop I landed at mach 10 speed. I almost held onto the runout but due to the very loose rocky ground I slid out and sliced my finger open. Filming was cut short with a hospital trip and three stitches in my pinky.

Just pull and hope for the best

Just a flesh wound

The recovery time gave me a great chance to get some trail work done and with a little help from my friends we finished off this super fun line we'd started last year. The dirt in the zone was perfect and gave us the idea for the video name "Garibaldi Gold".

Garibaldi Gold
If you build it you're allowed to slide right?!

I also wanted to showcase a few of my favourite moves around town. My buddies Corey and Fraser had built this gnarly stump drop off the side of their trail which I had previously vaporized my wheel on (before I ran bulletproof wr1). Luckily I had my speed more dialled in this time and things went a lot smoother.

Garibaldi Gold
drops and rocks

I had shot this rock roll early 2020 but wanted to get a clip of me jumping into it for the video. Not a lot of room for error on this move, mess up and you're going off the cliff.

Garibaldi Gold
slowdown or die

Huge thank you to P.L for filming and editing,(https://coastlinefilms.ca) @jordangraves for the help all the digging, Estiven (Macho) for building the insigne rock roll ender, Fraser and Corey for the stump drop and rock roll, Curtis Bennett + friends for rebuilding ETF and WeAreOne for making this video possible! I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making it, more to come soon!




60 Comments

  • 27 0
 Amazing work Boltz! That was so good
  • 4 4
 Next stop: Remy, Yoann, Steve aaand Matt!
Looking at these steep lines i would suggest the crew name „shreddin squirrels“
  • 2 0
 thanks Steve!
  • 3 0
 @McPhilliam: would be a sick crew, name could use some work though Wink
  • 1 0
 @mattboltz: Ok, for the next video i expect a revised crew name ;-P
  • 11 0
 Pretty sure that slab line down the papoose near the end is like a 5.8 slab, thats gnarly.
  • 2 0
 malamute Smile
  • 3 0
 next time we'll get a climber going up at the same time!
  • 1 0
 @mattboltz: I'd be down!
  • 6 0
 British Columbia should change their official song to the sound of tires skittering down slabs. It's distinctive, recognizable, and sooooo B.C.
  • 2 0
 haha nothing like some grippy Squamish rocks shredding tires
  • 1 0
 @mattboltz: how long does fresh rubber last there? those slabs must eat tires
  • 11 4
 This was sick! Remi's out, Bolton lines are where it's at!
  • 7 0
 that last perspective. actually makes me sick
  • 1 0
 just don't look left.. haha
  • 6 0
 Nevermind the descent. What about the 5.8 climb to the top while carrying your bike.
  • 3 0
 hiking back up was harder than going down
  • 6 0
 Unreal riding Matt, making Ontario proud!
  • 1 0
 cheers dude!
  • 4 0
 nice to see our drop on room for error made the cut! sweet riding Matt!
  • 2 1
 when you say you'll never hit a feature again then hit it 6 times for filming.. Razz
  • 3 0
 Last edit; oh was it too artsy? Ok cool.
BANG monster shreddit.
Nailed it Matt & PL!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Owen!
  • 4 1
 Absolute heater, boys! Sick riding Boltz and nice work on the camera PL
  • 2 0
 Thanks Peter !
  • 1 0
 cheers dude! really stoked on how it came together!
  • 4 3
 Frickin' rad, but I needed a trigger warning for that pinky pic. I exploded my left one years back and still makes me nauseous just thinking about it...
  • 2 0
 Did you really jumped inot this slab ? oh myyy you did>>> ANIMAL maybe you are the malamut!
  • 1 0
 can't slip out if you don't touch the slab
  • 1 0
 @mattboltz: fair! hahahha
  • 1 0
 That was great, but next time don't tease me with thinking It's gonna be a charles bradley song and having a remix, just use charles bradley aha.
  • 2 0
 So stoked on how it turned out, props on the send Boltz!
  • 3 1
 Awesome work, ridiculous riding as always!
  • 2 0
 thanks Rob! really happy with how it turned out Smile
  • 3 0
 Don’t feed the bears!
  • 3 0
 You're a mad man!!!
  • 1 0
 Just average for Squamish Wink
  • 2 0
 F yeh Matt!
  • 1 0
 cheers Ren!
  • 2 0
 Sick video boys!
  • 1 0
 thanks Jay!
  • 2 0
 So sick boys!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Brian!
  • 2 0
 Great job guys!
  • 1 0
 Cheers dude, stoked you liked it!
  • 2 0
 Yeah Boltz! So sick!
  • 2 0
 This is sick Matt!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Codi!!
  • 1 0
 Shit that was some nuts riding
  • 1 0
 Cheers!
  • 1 4
 Sorry to he a Debbie downer, but maybe put NSFW tags on videos with foul language?! I was just having my morning coffee and clicked on the stump drop. Didn't realize my phone volume was on high, and the "f*ck dude" resonated through the whole house. My kids stopped in their tracks and my wife thought it was me...
  • 1 0
 Sorry dude! Forgot that was in there.. Thanks for watching the video.
  • 1 0
 Appreciate the Charles Bradley and nosey riding
  • 1 0
 That wheel killer was wicked!
  • 1 0
 Lucky to walk away from that one!
  • 1 0
 Rad!
  • 1 0
 Cheers dude!
  • 1 0
 Sick!!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Tippie!

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