Just got back from an awesome weekend down in a place called Wanaka where i was competing in the first round of the NZ national sport climbing series.It was really cool because i had never been there before. My first impressions are: it is such a cool place!!
First Days in Spain - March 29th, 2011 After weeks of stress and hard work I've finally arrived in Spain, a place that I always associate with tranquility and the easy life. We arrived in Spain at 8:30am Barcelona time. Jet lagged and exhausted we loaded up the giant Mercedes Benz bus and headed into Barcelona to see some sights and find some coffee. The sight seeing and coffee were plentiful, but groceries and other essentials were nowhere to be found. It would seem that Sundays are not a big day for commerce in...
26 Marzo 2011 - L’ultima tappa del Torino Climbing Challenge organizzata dalla sasp si è svolta sabato 26 marzo nella palestra di corso Tazzoli. Più di 100 i partecipanti in totale tra cui 32 Top uomini che si giocavano il titolo della classifica finale del Tcc. Tracciatura e organizzazione spettacolare, sia in qualifica (dove l’unico avversario di tutti era il caldo), sia in finale. Nella prima fase sono uscito primo in classifica chiudendo tutti i boulder blu, gialli e rossi, compreso il megabastone tracciato sullo strapiombo arancione.
We arrived in Arkansas just as the summer temps seamed to be rolling in. Ronnie and I picked up out contact Charlie at the OBG (Ozark Bouldering Gym.) Charlie took us to a local roof, minutes from the gym we had a demo scheduled for. After a taste of sandstone we went back to the OBG. The gym was small but definitely packed a punch. Great angles and psyched locals. Everyone dug the shoes, and after the demo we chilled out some local legends.
It is a well known fact that the Buttermilks of Bishop, CA are known for their highballs. It only takes one visit, or one glance at a photograph, to realize how big the granite boulders are and how unique the geology is. However, had it not been for the events of the mid to late 1980's, and a climb called Transporter Room, the Buttermilks may be known for the country's shortest sport climbs instead.
Hit up Smith Rock this last week over Spring Break. It was my third time there and I'm just starting to get use to the unique climbing style. The park is absolutely beautiful and would definitely recommend climbing there if you can. I sent Aggro Monkey, 5.13b on my third attempt...this route was really hard for me because of the powerful moves. I also flashed Vision, 5.12b, and onsighted Kings of Rap, 512d. Working on my endurance, I was able to put 3 good laps in on my previous ascent of Churning in the Wake, 5.13a.