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Finding Success in Failure - Jess Taverna

Finding Success in Failure - Jess Taverna
December 24, 2011 - 

In an earlier post, I alluded to some changes in the way I think about success and failure in climbing. Over the past year, I’ve been working to develop what you might say is a healthier relationship with climbing, spurred on particularly by my first big alpine trip. Understanding why this has been a difficult but necessary process requires knowing a little more about me. My own self-awareness was enhanced recently by a personality test of sorts I had to take during a staff retreat at work. Couched in terms of uncovering each individual’s “strengths,” the test results provided...

Catching Up - Alex Johnson

Catching Up - Alex Johnson
December 23, 2011 - 

Well I'm posted up in Santa Cruz, California for a minute. I've now been on the road for over two months, fully recovered from the Wisdom Teeth/Concussion epidemic. (Although I'm still waiting for my tooth chasms to creep the rest of the way closed...)

Winter in California! - Mayan Smith-Gobat

Winter in California! - Mayan Smith-Gobat
December 21, 2011 - 

After five weeks in New Zealand, it felt like high time to leave... The weather had changed to a nasty Easterly flow. Low-lying cloud rolls in off the sea, leaving Christchurch damp and miserable. "The Cave" is worst of all - It is the one place left to climb, and faces due east, therefore immediately becoming a nasty spooge bowl! A week before I left I came very close to climbing one of the few climbs which I have not climbed in the Cave, but the Easterly made a send impossible. A little frustrating, yet it made leaving NZ...

Sandstone Staples - Colette McInerney

Sandstone Staples - Colette McInerney
December 21, 2011 - 

I remember getting bored on my first long road trips. I did my best to prepare with an arms load of books, journals, or playing cards. I would even try out new hobbies like knitting or baking or something. Usually I wouldn’t really like these hobby, the books would get read, my writing wasn’t all that notable and at the end of those long, long rest days I wanted something else to DO.

ABS Regionals - Kyle Francis

ABS Regionals - Kyle Francis
December 21, 2011 - 

This past weekend was the regional championships, which due to an excess number of Male B boys, they had to split into qualifiers and finals. There were seven kids in my category and all advanced to divisionals so it was just for funnsies. Most of us flashed the three qualifiers.

Joes Valley 2011 - Ian Dory

Joes Valley 2011 - Ian Dory
December 20, 2011 - 

Fixing the CamperWith October on the farm being so busy and life’s demands increase it’s a hard time to fit in little things like fixing a destroyed 1963 camper from the mob of teenage boys who have been “chilling” in it while I was away on my last trip. So Jes & I had to kick it into high gear to prep for the up coming road trip with our friends Amy Langemore from Australia and Nalle Hukkataival from Finland. Ripping the back end of the camper off, replacing all the rotten wood, adding new insulation, and revamping...

 

No bolts No holds, new project - Ferran Guerrero Hervas

No bolts No holds, new project - Ferran Guerrero Hervas
December 19, 2011 - 
As has become common, traditional climbing, doses, and do homework while I have pending, among...

100% Boulder - Pol Palau

100% Boulder - Pol Palau
December 18, 2011 -  Pol Palau
This bridge last December I Albarracin, I've been climbing for 4days straight, until he had...

Learning to Fly - Jason Kruk

Learning to Fly - Jason Kruk
December 17, 2011 - 
Greetings from Argentina! Hayden and I were totally elated upon reaching the top...

Ptolmey the dog visits Peterskill! - Patrick Krieger

Ptolmey the dog visits Peterskill! - Patrick Krieger
December 15, 2011 -  Patrick Krieger
Hueco is coming up quickly!As unseasonable as the weather has been lately, it quickly has...

Portland Boulder Rally - Alex Fritz

Portland Boulder Rally - Alex Fritz
December 15, 2011 - 
Two weekends ago I headed down to the first annual Portland Boulder Rally. This would...

Sonnie Trotter ascends Ambrosia V12

Sonnie Trotter ascends Ambrosia V12
December 14, 2011 - 
Yesterday, Sonnie Trotter made a rare (5th) ascent of Ambrosia V12? Being the second...
 

Wiz Fineron - Petzl Roc Trip and Five Ten Stowaway Tour

Wiz Fineron - Petzl Roc Trip and Five Ten Stowaway Tour
December 14, 2011 - 
This two week climbing trip to the Getu Valley in china was a great experience...

Le Blond, la Brute, et le Manouche, 8c+ and Video

Le Blond, la Brute, et le Manouche, 8c+ and Video
December 13, 2011 - 
France, Italy, France, Italy, Greece, Italy, France, Austria, France, Italy, Austria, England, Austria, Italy, Switzerland,...

Dark Horse Series - Sebastien Lazure

Dark Horse Series - Sebastien Lazure
December 12, 2011 - 
We did the 5 hours drive to Everett, MA near Boston. It was my first...

Ferran Guerrero Hervas - In the process of opening ...

Ferran Guerrero Hervas - In the process of opening ...
December 12, 2011 - 
Any new adventure, called adventure needs some key ingredients: unknown location, unknown or rare rock,...

Swiss vacations - Fabian Christof

Swiss vacations - Fabian Christof
December 12, 2011 - 
Wow, the first six weeks of work felt like one day, and before I could...

ABS Regionals - Zoe Steinberg

ABS Regionals - Zoe Steinberg
December 12, 2011 -  Zoe Steinberg
November was a pretty fun month...I went to the Gravity Brawl comp at New Jersey...

Last comp of the Czech Cup - Tomáš Binter

Last comp of the Czech Cup - Tomáš Binter
December 11, 2011 - 
The final race of the Czech Cup of adults was quite perfect. Even though having...

November 2011 - Spain - Karin Magog

November 2011 - Spain - Karin Magog
December 11, 2011 - 
I had a very good trip to Spain, despite much more unsettled conditions than usual....
 
 
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