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!

6 comments:

Alex Deadpoint said...

word! hes back! to crush another day.. love the vids, they give me super psych to go climb. keep them comin.

Phillip Schaal said...

Thanks Alex,

Glad to hear it!

Leif said...

Damn Son! Get a haircut. Hippy

Katie said...

Hey Phil. This is Travis in Salt Lake. It looks like you are back in Boulder. I'm off work next week, and thinking about doing some climbing. How's the weather in Boulder?

ww said...

Burgandy...

DWHY said...

haaaaaaaaaaa!