This Saturday I went down to Philly to compete in the 2011 ABS Regional Championships, and try to qualify for Nationals later in the winter in Boulder, CO. I got down the night before, and spent some time at dinner and our hotel with my friends from Jersey, Alex Coda, Amir Ansari, and Charlie Schreiber. We hung out with some other climbers at the hotel, then got to sleep.
I'm exited to report that I've been chipping away at my long list of projects here in Bishop. We've had two straight weeks of unbelievably perfect weather and the snow is melting like crazy, opening up more lines every day.
Christmas comes but once a year - and that’s fine by me! I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas; in fact, I find it overindulgent, over expensive, and overrated. More than anything though, it’s the sickly pretence of the day that always puzzled me – we shower or families in lavish gifts, hand out a few awkward thankyou’s, smiles and hugs, only to later argue with said family over something completely trivial, because deep down we feel bitter and bored by the whole charade! Even wrapped in tinsel, does our affection on the 25th make up for...
Have you noticed that your ability to dangle from ever thinning holds and steeper angles is inversely proportional to your ability to, say, tie your shoes or open a bag of chips or other seeming remedial dexterity tasks? I have … if so, read on.
Hueco and its enticing atmosphere, christmas climbing, and globetrotters playing guitar