I'm leaving tomorrow for the USA! Plan is staying a couple of days in Boulder,CO chilling and training a bit then drive to Vail,CO fot the 3rd stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2010... I don't have any expectations due to my poor form and low syke on plastic this year but we will see what happens!! I'm sure it will be a great event like every year and it's cool to see some friends I haven't seen in a while!
Ahh Boulder! It's been so long since I've stepped into the bubble, nearly 3 years to be precise. After hearing word of the most groundbreaking competition circuits to date, I received the official invite and decided to put off my rock fondling habits for a quick weekend to check out the hype.
Here we are: 2010 race season! Once again, the first stop of the Canada cup is in sunny Mont Tremblant. Now that's something we can't say often, the sunny part that is, and to top it off I don't think I've ever ridden the course as dry as it was throughout the weekend. It remains, unfortunately, one of the most demanding tracks on the circuit in Canada. I say unfortunately because it is so early in the season. I've heard many riders manifest their desire to race this track later on the Canada Cup schedule, once a little more...
Yesterday, (May, 27) I went on a solo mission to Chaos Canyon in RMNP. After 2 hours of hiking in snow, I managed to send Jade V15 for it's 6th Ascent. I logged it as a V14 on 8a.nu for a variety of reasons, but more importantly I believe the ascent to be one of my greatest accomplishments as a boulderer. I can't tell you guys how important the "TEAM 5.10®" shoe was for my ascent.
I have just come back from Notch Peak, UT. It is one of just two or three legal cliffs that I know of suitable for wingsuit base jumping in the USA. It was a special trip. With a snow storm up high on the mountain when we launched from winter and flew into summer 3000 plus feet below. Notch is a cool place and its large NW limestone wall is in powerful canyon. There is nothing like desert air after a storm, and we did not see another human in the 6 nights we...
Last weekend was the annual Adult Canadian Bouldering Championships, hosting Canada’s best adult boulderer’s. This was the finale to an incredible 8th Tour De Bloc season. Joe Rockhead in Toronto was the host gym. I thought they did a fantastic job hosting the event, it was well run, organized and the routes were incredible, although it was extremely hot in the gym, with no air conditioning, which may have resulted in the men’s final routes being a little too difficult.