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Up Rock, Down Rock, Broken in the End - Sam Hayden

 
Up Rock, Down Rock, Broken in the End - Sam Hayden
Up Rock, Down Rock, Broken in the End - Sam Hayden
Up Rock, Down Rock, Broken in the End - Sam Hayden
Up Rock, Down Rock, Broken in the End - Sam Hayden
 
October 10, 2012 - 
 

My summer has been pretty interesting, fractured my knee, biked quite a bit, and found some new rock.  In recovery right now from my broken knee...avulsed my tibia where the ACL connects biking with a friend on a paved road.  I had surgery a week after the accident and they screwed me back together.  Since then I’ve been training upper body and core like crazy and have been able to do some one footed climbing the last two weeks.   Hopefully I’ll be doing the ABS comp at Petra Cliffs in two weeks, though I’ll probably be doing it with a leg brace on.

Before my accident I was downhill mountain biking almost everyday up at Killington and did my first two races.   I love going down rock almost as much as I like going up it!  Biking is so different from climbing with high speed and big air but with a similar rush of adrenaline.

Over the summer we climbed at Rumney a few times, worked on my local projects, and found a ton of new stuff we’ve started cleaning.  Lately I've been climbing at Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center in Rutland as our team practices started back up in September and building back up the leg muscles at physical therapy.  Finally everything is almost back to normal!

 

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