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.
Five Ten® climber Sebastien Lazure has been crushing the boulders in Rockland, South Africa. In the last couple weeks he climbed 10 V10s (3 flashed), 6 V11s, 2 V12s and a V13. He is presently 2nd on www.8A.nu for bouldering in Canada.
I have been in Rocklands, South Africa for just about three weeks now. The weather has been quite back and forth from hot to cold to rainy and most everywhere in between. Fortunately, I have had quite a few fair weathered climbing days over the past few weeks to keep my complaining to a minimum.