The last 12 days we had the best weather possible in Västervik. Sun, Wind and sometimes some clouds but today it started to snow! Now the forecast isn´t looking that good anymore but we hope it will change. Here i have some pics from most of the hardest boulders we did the last weeks here in Sweden. Counting Down 2 , movie from Västervik
Several months ago, my girlfriend and fellow five ten athlete, Vikki Weldon, told me about an idea she had for the Junior team at our local climbing gym. Vikki has been coaching the team at the Edge Climbing Centre for several years, and she wanted to create a scholarship for the kids to pursue climbing goals that they otherwise couldn't afford.
February 1st, Sophia (my girlfriend) and I leave Rotterdam (the Netherlands). We quit our job, paused our studies and quit our house. The plan is to go climbing for the next 6 months in Spain, Austria and everywhere in between.
The first half of 2011 is coming together nicely in sunny Southern California. I've been fortunate enough to spend most of my weekends split between Bishop, Black Mountain, The Republic, or a few other spots trying to send everything I can get my hands on. It seems like I'm finally back to my pre-college fitness, ticking off at least a V10 each time I head out. I'm starting to feel much more aware of my body position and its minute effects on my climbing and I'm encouraged by the progress I've made on problems that are definitely not my...
After two and half weeks of effort, the project did not yield. It turns out it's way harder than I initially anticipated, which I'm excited about. It's been a long time since I've had a big bouldering project to sink my teeth into. With the warm spring weather here to stay, it's time to put this project on the back burner and get back to training for El Cap in the fall.
For the past few weeks rivers have been rising and dropping up here in Nor Cal. A gauge I always keep my eye on is the McCloud river about 25 mins outside Mt. Shasta. During the middle of last week I saw it was on the rise and tried to rally the troops. Unfortunately everyone has a life or something and can’t drop everything to come huck a perfect 50 footer, so I weighed my options.