I made a spur of the moment decision last week to travel to Ottawa with a buddy and compete at the Festi'Grimpe 2011. It was an open route climbing competition at a really modern new gym called Altitude. Walltopia was contracted to build the walls and they did an amazing job! Walking into the Annex section felt like I was back in Europe gym hopping with my sister!
Despite the unfortunate misunderstandings and errors in the scoring of this year's SCS Nationals in Boulder, one thing is for sure .... Carlo Traversi gave a great performance!
Our first stop in Houston was at a cafe claiming to have the "best" chicken fired steak in Texas. We learned that's not something you claim. After digesting our meal we made it to Stone Moves, where we had another good demo. I've noticed every gym in Texas has a kids team. It's nice to see youngsters encouraged to climb.
A nivel de escalada y de entradas a sido una semana poco productiva, en trabajo a sido todo lo contratio, he acabado de editar un video de The Secret Area, que de momento queda almacenado en el disco duro del ordenador, he tenido tiempo para acabar diferentes pedidos de clientes, y la verdad que la red no ha deparado muchas mas sorpresas de las ya habituales, remarcar el encadenemiento de Adam Ondra y primera repetición de Chilam Balam, todo un espectaculo por lo que se sigue por la red.
Amazing crag, amazing people. March 30, 2011 I could literally feel the stress I’d been carrying around for weeks leave my body as I became accustomed to our temporary life in Spain. Long evenings of climbing and socializing with friends instantly filled the space that once belonged to work and exhaustion.
We bid Dallas farewell this morning, headed to greener pastures in Houston. Our demo at Dallas Rocks was terrific. The gym itself was one of the sickest bouldering gyms I've seen. Ronnie and I arrived early so we could climb. Again, I can't say it enough Dallas Rocks was sick. We also had fun hanging with the staff.