Friday, February 19, 2010

The Road...

It's been a difficult road back. Still I have yet to feel that snap, or that lightness. I did climb 3 v10's in the gym the other night. This brought a little smile to my face but I have still a long road ahead of me.

On an other note, I will be representing Metolius at the 2010 Red Rock Rendezvous.

I have never climbed around las Vegas so I'm very excited to visit a new area and attend such an event as the Red Rock Rendezvous.

In addition to the Rendezvous, The Hueco Rock Rodeo is something I've been thinking of attending. It's coming up soon, next weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Last Saturday I decided to start climbing again. It had been about three weeks since I last climbed. My plan was to wait until after the Super Bowl to start climbing again, but I figured that starting up a few days early wouldn't make much of a difference. Nikki myself and a few of our friends headed into the flatirons. As we make our way to the satellites I was unsure of how my first day would be. I just wanted to scratch up my tips and get ready to train again. As I warmed up on the savage rock that makes up the flatirons I didn't have much expectations for the day. Our first stop was The Turning Point.

This has got to be one of Boulders most photographed boulder problems. I had never tried it and thought it would be a good one to try my first day back. And after a few goes I sketched my way to the top.

After we climbed on the the iconic Turning Point. I rallied the pads down to Flesh Fest. With absolutely no expectations other that just wanting to scratch my tips up some more, I started working out the moves. I was having fun figuring out the technical bottom and figured I could put it all together. And after a few tries I totally surprised myself by climbing to the top. What a great first day back!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


In previous posts I've mentioned that I've done some filming for an upcoming climbing movie. I'm Happy to let you all know that the film is done.
My Friend Taylor De Lench has put together a great film. I'm really excited to have been a part in this film and will have details as to where to purchase it soon. Taylor has been working hard for over a year on this project. It's not the easiest thing to do, making a good climbing movie. Dealing with weather, stubborn climbers and anything else that can go wrong can damper anyone's spirits. Good effort Taylor you deserve it.