Santa Cruz Syndicate (SRAM/RockShox) was firing on all cylinders this weekend as Steve Peat, Greg MInnaar and Josh Bryceland all finished in the top ten and took top team honors at the UCI World Cup season opener in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. With his hometown oneLife crew and family watching,
Now, this may sound like a shoe review from a guy who climbs for Five Ten, who has been asked to do such a review. It is in fact not that at all. Simply put, I was never asked to do this review. I am so impressed with this shoe I wanted to share it and give some fit information which is greatly lacking online in the current e-stores. I have only felt this good about a shoe once before in my life and that was the Jet 7.
During the spanish holy week, i spend 4 fanatic sessions in a french bouldering area up to the pyrenees, in this 4 sessions i did a lot of boulders on 7b, and some others masterpices very hard ones, like "No more coockis 7c+", "Black bloc 8a" 3th go, "Compression 8a" 4º go, "Le Perdon 8a" and "Zdabao 8a+", it was a good weather, just one day raining, perfect to take a resting day and get some skin.A small trip with good friends and with new projects, that i know, i have to crush now.
Just a summation of what I've done while recovering from hyper-extending my tendon.
Some limestone bouldering from Anston stones... Mike Adams (hero) recently put up a new 8b+ at Anston Stones, near of all places. Fire in the Rain starts as for an old 8a+, White Light Direct but rather than moving out right to an obvious ledge it tackles the prow head on via some tiny holds, long moves and bad heel hooks. Sounds contrived? Well it is a bit, but your climbing the obvious line in its entirety and once in sequence the “out of bounds” ledge wouldn’t be much help anyway.
After a great 3 weeks on the rode with Ronnie I’ve already started to reminisce about our good times. The gyms we went to were each exciting to see. And what a surprise to see how involved kids teams were. It’s nice to see how climbing has progressed more into the mainstream. Ronnie and I didn’t have the best weather during our trip. but we made the most of the time we had, visiting as many areas as we could.