I've been climbing for 8 years now and I have never been able to go more than a month without climbing. I never believed my friends when they told me that they had took time off and had come back feeling stronger and fresher than before. I always thought that if I were to do that, I would lose all my strength, endurance, technique and I would just totally suck when I started again. So this year, when I was forced to take 4 months off due to a dislocated finger, I thought it was going to be...
OHHH the heat is here in full effect, and there is not much you can do but run to the shade and search for the wind! With little storm fronts blowing in every other weekend, it has been feasible to get some great climbing in due to the cold fronts. First mission was to Joe's Valley.
Well, I'm just hours away from my trip out west. Jenny's asleep on the couch and I'm, well procrastinating. We just tracked down our camera battery charger and I now feel we have most (likely not all) of the necessities. When embarking on a trip such as we it is safe to leave when you feel as though you have most of the essential goods (climbing shoes, lucky underwear, a far too small cooler and of course your camera battery charger).
Sunday evening bought an end to what many say was the best Squamish Mountain Festival on record. Perfect weather and great attendance made this year’s annual five-day celebration of climbing culture a huge success. The 2010 Festival, running from July 14th - 18th, included three nights of climbing films and speakers, climbing clinics with guides and pros, the “Steep Shot Photo Contest”, a trade fair including demo gear, a “West is Best” cowboy-themed party and several other fun free events.