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Friends, Fun, Food (and Climbing): 2011 - Angela Payne

 
Friends, Fun, Food (and Climbing): 2011 - Angela Payne
Friends, Fun, Food (and Climbing): 2011 - Angela Payne
Friends, Fun, Food (and Climbing): 2011 - Angela Payne
Friends, Fun, Food (and Climbing): 2011 - Angela Payne
Friends, Fun, Food (and Climbing): 2011 - Angela Payne
Friends, Fun, Food (and Climbing): 2011 - Angela Payne
Friends, Fun, Food (and Climbing): 2011 - Angela Payne
 
November 01, 2011 - 
 

Highlights from 9 competitions I attended in 2011

 

2011 was full of competitions for me. Instead of recounting the details of the 9 events I attended, I have decided to take a different approach by highlighting 4 things from each event: 1. Location 2. Memorable Moment 3. Favorite Eats 4. My placement

1. ABS Nationals (February)

Location: Random warehouse in Boulder, CO

Memorable moment: Watching Ashima Shiraishi crush her finals problem in the Youth Finals

Favorite eats: Walnut A Go Go provided delicious food outside the venue

Placed: 5th

2. Canadian Nationals (April)

Location: Climber’s Rock; Burlington, Ontario

Memorable moment: Seeing Niagara Falls

Favorite eats: Tim Hortons (coffee & donuts), QB Sports Grill (gigantic bacon cheeseburger)

Placed: 1st

3. River Rock (May)

Location: Brown’s Island, Richmond, VA

Memorable moment: Getting a personal tour of historic Richmond courtesy of Taylor Lorraine Lightninghorse Nystrom

Favorite eats: Cross Roads Coffee & Ice Cream (http://crossroadsrva.com/)

Placed: 2nd

4. World Cup Canmore (May)

Location: Canmore, Alberta

Memorable moment: Getting snowed on in May while watching finals

Favorite eats: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company (http://www.rockymountainflatbread.ca/)

Placed: 11th

5. World Cup Vail (June)

Location: Vail, CO

Memorable moment: Doing the double dyno on women’s final 2 after the crowd started chanting “USA”, definitely the most enthusiastic crowd I have ever climbed in front of

Favorite eats: Joe’s Deli (lunch, gelato), Covered Bridge Coffee (bacon, egg and cheese breakfast bagel & coffee)

Placed: 6th

6. Central Park NYC Comp (June)

Location: Central Park, NYC

Memorable moment: Getting stuck at a train station with Emily Harrington after midnight and having to go to the nearby gay bar to have them call us a cab

Favorite eats: Home-made dinner at Matthey Barney’s house (world-renowned artist and friend of Emily) with an amazing view of the city (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Barney)

Placed: 1st

7. World Championships (July)

Location: Arco, Italy

Memorable moment: Swimming and goofing around at Lake Garda with many members of the American Team

Favorite eats: Saiwa Oro Ciok Cookies! (http://nutrizione.saiwa.it/oro/)

Placed: 17th

8. Adidas Rockstars (July)

Location: Area 47, Oetztal Valley, Austria (http://www.adidas-rockstars.com/en/general-info/area-47/)

Memorable moment: Missing my train on the Italy-Austria border and getting stuck in the tiny town of Brenner

Favorite eats: Amazing catered meals provided by Adidas

Placed: 13th

9. Nor’Easter (September)

Location: Burlington, VT

Memorable moment: Paddle boarding with Alex Johson, Isabelle Faus, Lizzie Asher and crew

Favorite eats: The Skinny Pancake in Burlington, Café Rustica in Boston,

Butter Girl Baking in Boston (amazing cookies!) (http://buttergirlbaking.com/)

Placed: 1st

 

 

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