This weekend I had the privilege to attend the Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo in El Paso, Texas. I flew there to teach a clinic on injury prevention for climbing but I also participated in the competition while I was there.
A couple months back I enjoyed my first-ever trip to Hueco, and now one week ago I attended my first Rock Rodeo! It was my first outdoor competition I'd participated in and was quite the experience. I'm glad I went down a week beforehand to toughen up my skin and get used to the climbing style; I had some great days with sends of Free Willy, Purple Flowers, This Is Your Brain On Drugs, Better Eat Your Wheaties, and New Religion before the weekend had even started. With these reinforcing my confidence I went into the Rodeo relaxed and...
Stage 1 of the mega trip, which is within the US, is almost complete. I just finished a month in Hueco and am now sitting in The Looney Bean in Bishop, where I'll be for a little over another week before heading back home to Seattle. One month in Seattle, then Switzerland on April 24th!
Hey Everyone!I'm happy to say that on March 23, 24, and 25, I will be at Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center with Angie Payne, Daniel Woods, and Ethan Pringle! Aside from being great friends, this is a class act gathering of athletes who are all super stoked to work and climb with the community in Southern California.
The 2011 fall term ended up consisting of more climbing than any other in the past.Weekend trips to spots like the Gunks, Great Barrington, Ice Pond and local Connecticut areas proved important in maintaining a balance between school work and play. I also managed to complete several problems I had been wanting to do for a while but had not due to time constraints.