A quick, fun recap of the first of three Dark Horse competitions held at Metrorock North in Newburyport, Mass. On Saturday the 6th of November (or Movember as I like to call it), Metrorock North held the first chapter of the Dark Horse Series of bouldering competitions, of which Five Ten is a presenting sponsor (Werd!). I woke up at 9:30, early by my standards, pounded a banana and coffee and drove 45 minutes North to Newburyport, MA.
The 2010 Gibbon World Cup Took place this last weekend during the IMS Boulder Festival where Five Ten athletes Momo Weiss, Andy Lewis and Bernd Hassmann took the podium.
Take a look at Jurgen Lis and his brother promoting Five Ten at an extreme sports event on Jim TV last Sunday.
Horse Pens = Success. The 2010 Triple Crown continued yesterday at Horse Pens 40. Weather was incredible - sunny and breezy with a high of only 54. And while Triple Crown days are usually torturous days spent attempting difficult boulders in less than optimal conditions, yesterday was one of the most enjoyable days of climbing I've had in a while. Competitors were happy, no one rushed by the threat of warming boulders or rolling skin, and everyone seemed excited to try their hardest.
Amazing how great the landscape can be in autumn. I've been in Fontainebleau last week with two guys from Munich. Our plan was having fun and climbing some of the great boulders.
Fed up of waiting for conditions I decided to just have fun. For the last week the sun has been shining and the sky blue here in Fontainebleau but it hasn’t been especially cold. I had got bored of waiting for perfect conditions and so decided to just climb a lot! Also the one climb I really wanted to do this week, Delire Onirique had fully shut me down again, not sure why but it just feels too hard. I will have to get better at rock climbing and try it next time!