Hope everyone is enjoying the fall. School is kicking my a$$ up here but Im gettin’ er’ done. So I talked Cody Howard on his way up to BC and we have decided on one last premier of HAYMAKER and Wet Dreams. The venue is not yet decided but it will take place where it all started in my hometown of Mt. Shasta, CA
During the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend I was invited to speak at the Banff Coaching Conference. As a former youth competitor in Canada, I trained on a team with a coach for my entire youth. Until I turned 20, I trained, competed and traveled each year to the annual Youth World Championships in Europe, Asia, and South America.
During the summer I was climbing in polish rocks, which are white limestone. It's very specific and slippery rock with many holes. For my project I chose a very hard route with longs moves, in polish grade it's VI.6+, and I can easly say it's 8b+. I did it after a few days of tries, and I am the first woman who did this route.
A couple pictures I took over Kapowsin Air Sports in Shelton WA one of the last sunny days this year.
Fall tricked us here in Salt Lake. We had a few cool days where Little Cottonwood felt sticky, but now it is back to 70 degrees. Time again to put my crash pad away and get my harness out. It's back to clipping bolts which has been awesome. With my finger injury, I really only seem to have issues after training in the gym. For now, I have little or no pain outside, which makes me STOKED! American Fork, Maple Canyon, and Dierkies Lake have been my latest adventures.
A bit of a mixed month this month. My main objective was to red-point Le Lapine but I was also keen to start doing some strength training for our trip in November. I arrived at Kilnsey feeling good but found someone already on Le Lapine so I decided to have another look at Complete Control F8a, a link-up between WYSIWYG and They Brush Me. I'd had a brief look at the top half in August when the start was wet and thought it suited me, being more vertical and crimpy. I wasn't wrong. I nipped up and put the...