So I've recently just got back off a bit of a Europe trading trip, which was pretty flipping cool! I had a couple of projects that i wanted to get done and the rest of the time was spent new routing, which some days turned out to be pretty epic, i.e abseiling down the wrong buttress in the pitch black with no head touch, no fixed anchor points, etc, etc, haha, fun times.
I went to Serre De Piedade yesterday to have another shot at the 'esperanza' project. The one I blogged about a couple weeks ago. The day was surreal- the winds were ferocious and the clouds were thick which gave the whole area an ire/ghostly feeling... I started trying the project which still felt impossible- closer but always very hard...maybe I can't finish this before I leave, I thought... Then, after taking a break and studying the rock I tried something different- to start with my feet in the opposite direction. Immediately it worked and within...
Dal 1° al 10 ottobre 2010 ritorna la rassegna culturale dedicata alla montagna! La rassegna propone un momento di confronto e di dialogo fra i diversi modi di vivere ed esprimere la cultura della montagna, offrendo al pubblico più sguardi possibili e l’occasione di vedere con i propri occhi i protagonisti.
Leaving today for our ski trip. in the fever of last preparations hoping not to forget anything. Well, there' s alot of stuff to take with us, we have special prototypes that we will try in high altitude with new foams etc. And , of course, the Five Ten Insight's will accompany us for a couple of days thanks to Ivo !!
I currently have a finger pulley injury that's keeping me from bouldering and sport climbing. But the injury is forcing me to get out and enjoy some of the great hiking and easier trad climbing that the Wasatch Front has to offer. Over Labor Day weekend, I made the +5 mile journey to the alpine granite climbing of Lone Peak Cirque just a few miles south of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Mountains at over 10,000 ft elevation.
Deep Creek is located about fifteen minutes from Spokane, WA and features Steep Climbing from 5.11 to 5.14b/c. This area is a little bit of Sport climbing heaven due to the Sandy landings and steep lines. The most common sound heard at Deep Creek is the echo of the deep power endurance pump. This crag offers a unique style of basalt climbing. If you ever get the chance to check out this gem you should stop in and crush out some ultra classic 12's and 13's.