Where did the summer go? It seems like so long ago that I was training for nationals and worlds. That was way before I got back to school. 11th grade is killing me. After missing a week to go to Scotland for worlds and another week due to pneumonia, I got really far behind and ended up having to switch some of my classes just to have a workable schedule. Unfortunately, this put climbing on the sideline and I ended up making a really hard decision not to go to Ecuador in November for the Pan-American Championships in order...
I just made my return to school from a year off and some crazy trips! I think I found a good program, choosing architecture. It seems like I had just begun and it's already 3/4 of the semester! Lot of works and drawings to do for the next week!! Hope everything's gonna come together and that I'm gonna go trough without too much pain!
I went 2 days to the magic forest in Fontainebleau (France). It was almost 3 years ago that I did bouldering. I was psyched to go bouldering in Fonteainebleau. I was in good shape, the conditions were excellent and I broke my personal limits in bouldering. We went the first day to Beauvais and the second day to L'Elephant.
Good news come from Asia comps. Five Ten athlete Edyta Ropek, from Poland, had good performance during two Asian climbing events. She had won gold medal in the IFSC World Cup, and silver in Rock Master event!
Well, sighhh, the bivering season may be over in Moab for the year. :-((( It was wayyyy too fun to be able to boulder in the searing-hot desert in the summer! But somehow, I just don't see myself jumping back into the Colorado river now that the overnight lows are dipping into the 30s.
This past Saturday I drove down to Philly for my second time at the Midnight Burn. As always, there was a fair number of strong climbers in the Open category for Men. The route setting was on par, the lines were slight, and the atmosphere in Finals was rabal-rousing. I threw together a few small clips that my Dad shot, as well as a few I was able to take as soon as I was done competing. I took what I could (And for some reason I didn’t shoot it in the full-screen mode–woops).