Update from Santa Cruz Syndicate on the latest races and standings. The UCI Downhill World Cup Series is becoming a nail biter as Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar takes 2nd place today in Val Di Sole, Italy in the fifth of the six race series. Gee Atherton takes the series lead with a 3rd place finish, just 7 points ahead of Greg with one race left.
GT Bikes and I recently attended Pro GRT national round #4 in Winter Park, Colorado, at the 2010 Crankworx festival. With slopestyle happening right out our race pit and by far the biggest crowd we’ve had all season, it was bound to be an awesome event.
Wood has been the choice for the past month, so it was nice to get on some rock this weekend in North Wales. After a few months away from climbing due to low motivation after a hideously wet 5 week trip to Fontainebleau, I have started training again. The past 4 weeks has been dedicated to campusing, fingerboarding and one arm sessions. This is to build up my basic strength again!! I have 2 more weeks of this training to go, then 6 weeks to convert this into some sort of climbing ability before going back to...
On June 20, Myself and Jon Walsh climbed a new line up the storied Emperor Face on Mt. Robson (3959m), the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
More new rocks and new adventures have come into play! The last year has proven to be a new development wave of explorative breakthroughs. All across the west coast, fellow rock pioneers have been on the forefront of fresh stone establishment. From the high altitude granite of Lincoln Lake, Colorado to the Sierra Buttes granite in Lake Tahoe, California and down to Browse boulders in Saint George, Utah. One cannot doubt the massive amounts of unexplored granite in the west.
It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone in the climbing industry strolls into Salt Lake City. And I am no exception. I love the chance to see friends and meet new people. OR is a crazy event which is a great time every year. I was planning on competing at the OR competition but a sprained ankle got in the way. I know it sounds like a huge set back but really my ankle will be fine.