Here are some of my favorite photos from my time in Bishop this winter.
I initially travelled down with my friends Bret Johnston and Kevin Carhart to stay in Bishop for about two weeks and then I returned after about a month in Hueco to stay for another couple weeks with Jesse Warren and Chris Sinatra, as well as some other friends already in Bishop (Yea Jon Thompson, Joel Zerr, and Colin Barnes!!!).
I had come quite close to Buttermilker Sit and Mandala sit on previous trips and was capable of climbing through the crux on Spectre, so I had my sights set on those three. Sadly I was not able to take down all three...but i was able to bust out the Mandala Sit, which definitely represents a new level of climbing for me. Maybe not in the sense that I am actually stronger now than before, but definitely regarding the fact that I've never completed a climb as involved and at that difficulty before. PSYCHED
There is also a photo of Black Velvet canyon, the home of some Red Rocks testpieces including Wet Dream (V13??), and white sands. Both are places that I stopped in at on the way from Hueco to Bishop. Both are highly recommended!
Next stop EUROPE!!!