Saturday, August 28, 2010


My day yesterday. Again another perfect day in the 60's. Sydney is the best!

J1, V13
The double toe hook finish on J1. The only method to finish this problem.Mark Withers working the moves of Chris's recently opened, liquid Dreams, V11.

Tom "The Butcher" Farrell flashing the second ascent.

The Weather in the Gramps is looking better. We are headed back on the 1st. It will be nice to get some redemption.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Checked out another great little area called The Villas.

Climbed a cool problem called Contact.

Having a great time here but missing this girl.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Yesterday I went climbing,

and surfing,

in the same day...

I love this place!

Living bouldering legend Dave Kellerman, Sydney bouldering would not be where it is today with out this guy.

There is a chance Chris and I will go back to the Gramps next Wednesday, depending on the weather. Redemption would be nice, but with the weather so nice in Sydney I'm happy to hang out here as well. This may be the best city I have ever visited. Surfing and climbing in the same day, amazing!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Finally nice weather..

Very happy we decided to leave the Gramps. Now instead of nothing but rain on the horizon, we have sun!

And I managed to climb a tricky problem called Genesis.

Genesis is located at one of the many little areas that are scattered around Sydney. Probably the best urban bouldering any city has to offer.

In addition to having great areas to visit. We are staying with a gracious host that has a mini pony! Yup you heard it right a MINI PONY...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Yesterday Chris and I ventured off into Melbourne. And yes it is still raining.

Today we are leaving Victoria and heading back to New South Wales. Maybe we will return to the Gramps if the weather changes. But at this point dry rock is the main objective.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Since our arrival to Melbourne we have been lucky enough to be taken in by James Kassay and his family. And in typical Ozzy form they have been some of the most gracious and genuine people I have met. A family of climbers that in addition to being extremely fun and nice, own one of the newest and best climbing gyms in Australia,

Chris and I are going to train our ass's off for the next few days before giving the Gramps another shot. If we get shut down then we will head back to Sydney stopping at some areas along the way, weather permitting.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


After my last post things were looking good. All we needed was some sunshine to come our way. Well in typical form non has been given to us. On the contrary, its been really pissing down. The only day since I have been here that it didn't rain at some point of the day was my first day off the plane. Other than that it's been raining every day. We went back to that place were I said you could climb in the rain but guess what? It was soaked.
We decided to bail on the Gramps for now and visit Melbourne for some indoor climbing and shelter from the rain. We are planning on going back to the Gramps but I'm not feeling too optimistic. I wonder if i will climb more days inside than outside here in OZ.

Friday, August 13, 2010


After a week here in Australia I've finally started to feel normal. Chris and I made the long drive to the Gramps and have set up camp. We are planning on staying for couple of weeks. So far the weather has been a bit rainy and the boulders a bit soggy. I'm hoping for the best.

There are a few places that are climbable in the rain but we need some nice days to come our way. Hopefully mother nature will have pity on us and give us some sunshine.

Monday, August 9, 2010


My first day in OZ,
Tomorrow I'm headed to the Gramps for a couple weeks. I cant wait to get there and start climbing.