This past weekend I was at the Nor'Easter event in Lincoln, NH. Now, I've been to a few events before, many of them at an international level, and I must say that I have standards for being impressed. I was impressed at the Nor'Easter. Out of the three competitions on the Unified Bouldering Championships circuit Unified Bouldering Championships, the final stop stands out as not only the best of the three, but one of the best US competitions I've done.
Fall, coming soon to boulders near you!lk I wore a jacket this morning. Granted it was 6:30 am when I left the house, but as temps haven't dropped below 90 in Chattanooga yet, it felt wonderful. And the annual Hound Ears comp is coming up this weekend - it will be the first time most of the southern boys have climbed outside in a couple months and it marks the beginning of the season.
It's been a while since I posted a blog on here! To recap on this summer, I placed 5th at the 2010 SCS Nationals in Lead at the Stone Summit Climbing Gym in Atlanta, GA. I made the 2010 US Team for MYA Lead and had an invite to go to the IFSC Youth World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland in September. I was able to fund raise for the trip, but that was not the only thing that was required to make this trip count. I had to put more effort into training than I ever had before. ...
Congratulations to Five Ten climbers Ethan Pringle and Alex Johnson for taking First place in the Nor'Easter Competition this past weekend (Sept 24-26, 2010).
Last thursday was a good day! I woke up psyched and everyone else seemed to be on the same program. Me, Nalle, and Chad decided to head up to Mount Evans, aka Wolverine Land, despite the intimidating snow storm that was predicted online. A few hours later, we were in the boulders and freezing. Luckily, NO snow! I was more psyched than ever and decided today would be the the day to finish some boulders.
Jon Gomez shows us some tricks in this video from X EL Norte BMX