Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rocklands Videos...

A few videos from Rocklands last Summer. Oh... I miss that place.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ehh..... about 52 days ago was my last blog. What can I say, it's been Summer and the weather has been hot and rainy. It seams like Fall arrived last week and now the air feels crisp and the heat is coolin' off!

I've spent most of my time lately preparing for the competition at the Nor'easter in Burlington, Vermont. I know it will be a fun time but like any competition I've competed in, I'm feeling a bit nervous about it. I just hope I can represent for myself in a strong way.

After the Nor'easter I'm going to be shifting into more outdoor climbing and forget about the gym for a while.

If anyone has a few minutes check out this trailer from some friends of mine. The areas look truly amazing!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rocklands video...

The first problem was done at the beginning of my trip. The second was done on my last day.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


It’s rough coming back to reality after an international trip. Even rougher when that trip was amazing. Coming back from South Africa is no exception. Truly amazing. Our five week trip to The Rocklands was one of our best. Our time was filled with great people, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food. And the boulders. I cant even begin. All I can say is next time, five weeks is not enough.

I climbed many classic V11 and V12’s. Some of my favorites were Golden Virginia, Witness the Sickness, The Amphitheater, Shosholoza, and Steak House. My best efforts were on, Ray of Light, El Corazon, and Amandla.

I cant wait to get back!

Here is what I climbed on my trip.

Stretched and Pressed (flash) 7c+
Golden Virginia 8a
Pendragon 8a
Green Mamba (flash) 8a+
Shosholoza 8a+
Panama 8a
Pinotage (flash) 7c+
Paula Abdul 7c+
Witness the Sickness 8a
Black Shadow 8a+
Ray of light 8b
Armed Response 8a+
Steak House 8a+
Royksopp 8a
Amandla 8b+
El Corazon 8b
The Amphitheater (flash) 8a+

I captured most on video and will be posting soon.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New video...

I've got two new videos up on the Moon Climbing site.

Slashface & Purity Control. They're the first two in the USA video section.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Some Austin DWS'ing...

Deep Water Solo/bouldering in Austin, Texas

Friday, March 25, 2011

The last 36 hrs have been great for me,

Uconn won.

Duke LOST!

And I FINALLY climbed this little boulder called Echale.

Thas for you Earl!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

After braving dust storms in El Paso.

I am back home in Boulder. I've been doing some soul searching as to why I haven't felt "on form" lately. Looking back over the years I've always felt best when I climb 90% outside. So I'm going to make it simple on myself. No gym memberships, just the boulders.

Here are two pics from the 2nd or 3rd move of Fantasia, a great roof that I've enjoyed climbing on lately.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Night sessions...

I've been feeling pretty lazy the past few weeks. Not big Bill. He's putting in work, late at night. Always brining his A-game.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Training hard...

Not much going on in Ct. People are shoveling off their roofs. I've been stuck inside training very hard.

When I've had some rest I've been training my lil' bro for the big leagues.

I've also made some time for fun too.

I'm looking forward to climbing again soon. Next week I'll be back in CO for a week,
then back again to El Paso!

Friday, January 28, 2011


I've been planning a trip back to CT for some time now. My Mother and Josef built a new addition on their house and offered my the painting job. I was very much looking forward to working and climbing while Im back.

Now I'm just looking forward to working....

Monday, January 3, 2011

Another Sydney Sensation...

Here you have another great v11 boulder problem in Sydney. Like most of the problems around Sydney this one doesn't top out. For me top outs are arbitrary. I mean I'm not concerned with a long top out that adds nothing to the difficulty of climb. I guess you have to weigh out the pros and cons for anything that seams dangerous. Fortunately this boulder just ends half way out a huge cave so there is really no were to go. I love to climb great moves and this one does not disappoint.

Combat Wombat from Phillip Schaal on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cowboys still do exist in El Paso.

Real cowboys do exist.

I just returned from a three week trip from El Paso. It has become a ritual of mine now. Four straight seasons in a row are making me feel like a local. Maybe not that severe. Although I am beginning to have a soft spot for the harsh place.

This year I was a bit off form on my arrival. In effect my first week and a half was a warm up of sorts. Repeating some classics falling off some others. Fun at first but boring soon there after. Another theme for my trip other than my time spent warming up, Hueco was warming up too. So far the warmest winter on record. Lower 70's was common. True vacation weather. It wasn't primo by any means but acceptable. I put some time into old projects. Tried a few new ones. left excited to get back.

Chrtstmass Dinner at the Strong's
Santa even showed up!
Now that the holidays are over, it's time for me to start training again. Or something!