Friday, June 26, 2009

Wow it's been rainy......

Not much been going on except lots of rain.  It's been the worst I can remember with the last 3 week of straight rain and nothing but bad weather on the horizon.   I feel for all the outdoor painters (like me right now).  

I just got back from doing two Five Ten Shoe/Stealth Paint demos.  

I wanted to say thanks to everyone that made it out.  And a big thanks to Carabiners and Metro Rock for having me.

Well I'm looking forward to getting out to Co. but with all this rain I might not make it out till the end of July.  

Please pray to the sun god if your reading this...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Great loss...

I'm sure everyone heard about Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson.  I didn't know them personally except for seeing Jonny around Boulder.  I have a great deal of respect for the climbing they did.  Today is a sad day for anyone that new or followed these three's travels.

I send my condolences to the family and friends of these three... 

Monday, June 8, 2009

Welcome all haters....

After last week house painting I was happy to escape to the Gunks this past Saturday.  Burg and I met up with friend Paul Jung and set off to find this lone roof problem.  

This roof sits alone a 30 min walk from the car.  It hosts one of the best roof problems in the North East called The Forbidden Forrest, V11.  

I've wanted to climb on this roof ever since Dosage 5 featured it in one of the segments.   After a strong flash run I figured some shizz out and made a nice second try ascent.  After the roof we went over to another area where Burg flashed this dope V9 arete then we both made quick work of this savage lil, V10 called The Boston Tea Bag Party.

As the hot weather creeps up the rough rock at the Gunks still feels climbable. 

Paul was a great guide for the day and did one better by making a quick movie containing all the ascents named above.  Check 

With a month before Nikki and I make a second run at Boulder CO. I'll be busy trying to get things ready, my updates may be a bit sparser but i'll do my best to stay up to date.