Moving Eastward My journey around the world moving eastward is well on its way and off to a successful start! After departing from the limestone rock in Southwest Utah, I arrived in Boston, ready for the next events on my April calendar! To begin with, I spent Friday, April 20 teaching two separate clinics at MetroRock Climbing Center in Everett, MA. First, I worked with a talented and enthusiastic group of youth climbers, then later that day, I coached a group of equally excited adults in a clinic in which all proceeds went to HERA; a nonprofit Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. I’ve realized that sometimes after trying to help others improve, I find the reiteration of technique and the mental foundation of climbing really helps my scope on climbing and aids my personal improvement as well. The perspective I gain from teaching climbing is rewarding. Also, working with others eager to learn and improve inspires me to want to progress forwards.
The Central Rock Pro Competition took place in Hadley, MA the following day. Another success for me =] Qualifiers were in the morning, and in the evening were finals. I led both rounds in the company of a strong field. The men’s field was incredibly strong as well and this competition’s attendance approached the registrant list at US Nationals. Central Rock fully fulfilled this role in hosting a great competition. The crowd turnout was spectacular and the final round was amazing! Both the men and women’s final routes covered a dauntingly large and steep head wall that was decorated with impressive volumes, features, and new holds. The fervent energy of the crowd helped me to the top. Thank you for all the support everyone, and thank you Central Rock for a great event! More photos and Video coming soon… Side Note: The competition was held at Central Rock’s newest location; however, 2 years ago I worked with Big Up Production at Central Rock’s other location also in Massachusetts. Now, continuing with my eastward motion trend, I am in Spain. Back to the ROCKS! Stay tuned, I will be trying “a muerte” in sport climbing’s mecca! Happily Livin’ my DREAM =] Follow YOURS!