May went by very fast! We started the month at the sea in Finale Ligure (Italy). We spent some time swimming (in the wet suits, because the sea was still rather cold) and of course climbing in nice spots 20min from the coast. All this wouldn’t be possible without my mother in law, Nathalie, who played with Tommy when we were climbing with Nico.
It was my first time ever leading in a big comp. My category was stacked with strong competitors. I knew that I was going to have to give 100% on every route. “TIME TIME, climbers you may begin climbing now,” the timer announced. I stepped onto the wall and was instantly in the zone. But that’s not where the competition started. It started that morning when I checked into ISO to warm up for the comp. ISO is always interesting and crowded because there is never enough space, and often there are new competitors at regionals that have...
SCS regionals were a few weeks ago, down in Rockville, Maryland. I drove down the day before the comp, which was also my last day of classes, to stay with my friend Kerry for the night. We ended up having a 4-hour AP biology study session for most of the evening, since we were both taking the exam the next Monday, and crashed at about 11:30 since the comp was the next morning.
Another impressive line sent last weekend in the south of Spain, paradise of perfect rock. "Momento Payaso",8b+ a long, sustained and hard tufa climbing.