A world first! The first international DWS competition, listed on the IFSC calendar, and there was a strong bunch out to test the water!
Five Ten athletes Dave Graham and Jon Cardwell give a little climbing instruction in Rifle, CO, in this first behind the scenes look at The Island.
Over the Fourth of July weekend a crew of Chicago climbers and I headed up to Lion’s Head, Canada. Lion’s Head is located on Lake Huron just north of Toronto. These limestone bluffs overlook the beautiful Lake Huron, and some of the climbs are directly over the water, making for a refreshing spray.
I had a great time training in the North Cascades in WA state for the past 2 weeks getting ready for my expedition to Kyrgysztan and China that is going to start in less than a week !!!!!!
Suphanat Juksujang, a.k.a. “Jeffy” was born on the southern Thai island of Phuket in 1998. He immigrated to America in 2007 with his mother and little sister. Jeffy’s poor English skills didn’t hold him back much at all in school where he immediately excelled at sports which he had never played before. He made the basketball, football and track and field teams at school, but, it was rock climbing that really interested him.
Since Canada I have been in real adventure mode; exploring, questing, learning, suffering, progressing and resting, usually in the middle of the mountains, with no phone or internet. The reason - Joy Division, a 20 pitch route on the Qualido wall, Val Di Mello. The result – sore muscles, sorer skin, and a fast track course in Big wall bumbling.