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.
Check out this pinkbike article. Awesome DH action shots with Five Ten Impacts.
Here's an excellent article from Climb ('08) about the one and only Kevin Thaw.
Bouldering in Pemberton and preparing for the Vail World Cup. Spring has finally come here, bringing a few more sunny days and opportunities to get outside. At the end of April, I finished up my second year of University and jumped right into a full time job at a software company. Despite being pretty busy with work, I've been trying to climb a lot and keep in shape.