Great climbers aren't born, they're made and the place that they learn their craft is what makes them who they are. From the people around them to their local climbing spots, it all feeds into the type of athlete they become just as our earliest climbing experiences shape our climbing style and future expectations. What type of climber then comes out of the flat heartland of Texas, USA? Well, in the case of 20-year-old Delaney Miller, three time US national champion, a pretty damn good one. We caught up with Delaney in her home town of Frisco to find...
To discover new places, to meet foreign people, to look at never seen landscapes – all these things are desirable experiences. Although, going to a well-known place has its charm too. A place where you know that friendly people, a relaxed atmosphere, endless bouldering potential, a wonderful surrounding and culinary treats are waiting – a place, that feels like home.
So far the summer has been a bit off… I kicked it all off by making it to finals at a fun campus comp at The Spot in Boulder, only to break my pinky finger on my left hand. This was such a bummer, and I was definitely disheartened. This all occurred with in a week of getting out of school at the Colorado School of Mines. What was I to do??
Here is my latest blog post. I have been having some troubles logging in for the past year or so but i have finally sorted it out, so now it is time to play catch up. If you would like to hear more about what i have been up to during this past year, please visit: http://worldofwiz.blogspot.co.uk/ including great pictures and more!
I finished my last blog talking about the new route called Paco that Nico bolted the recently discovered cliff in the Aiguilles Rouges. As soon as there was occasion (that means somebody to watch after Paco and Tommy – thanks “mamie” Nathalie and papi Dominique!) I joined Nico in »his« more than 40m high and overhanging cliff that he called »Ventilator«.
The first stop of the 2015 Bouldering World Cup was in Toronto Canada during May 30/31. It was a different venue than last year, this time it was in a hockey arena.... The walls were much like our ABS National walls, the setting covered all styles of climbing and the crowd supported climbers from all across the globe. Check out some photos and my point of view from warm up, to boulders from qualifiers and my thoughts and feelings after.