During these past two weeks, the dreadful white substance that is called snow has thwarted my efforts to make my way to any outdoor areas. Though my outdoor season seems to be coming to a close, it was a good season while it lasted. During this short fall I climbed a bit in the Compound. There I got the second ascent of Close Quarters Combat (14a). This was a fun route that took me six tries over three days. I also put a couple of days into an open project bolted by Jeff Pedersen (the grade will probably be around 14a/b). I was very frustrated when after one hanging the project multiple times and falling off of the last hard move, the weather in Salt Lake took a turn for the worse and I could not ever get back to the project. My outdoor bouldering this season was very slim, only getting outside one time the entire fall. This was a trip to Joe's Valley where I sent Nerve Extention (v10) second try. I never got back to Joe's, but there is still the possibility of cold weather climbing later this winter. I am looking forward to climbing more outside this spring.
As for the competition season, there has been the start of the ABS 13 season. I have placed first in both of the comps that I have competed in. One of the comps took place at Momentum Climbing and the other at The Front Ogden. Our next event is regionals in Albuquerque, which I am looking forward to. I have been training toward my goal of making US Team again. I have also gotten some press for the first time, making it into the young gun article in Urban Climber. I am pretty excited to see my name in print, and I cant wait for the upcoming Bouldering Season.