I just got back from the SCS youth national championship at Stone Summit in Atlanta GA, I had a great time at nationals. I competed in sport only, in male youth A. At nationals there is a three round format with a flash format qualifier and an onsite format semifinal and final. The comp is spread out over 4 days so, on Thursday I had my first qualifying route and then my second on Friday. I tied for third place for the qualifying round, moving on to semifinals. On Saturday the semifinal round took place and then I placed...
Tucked away in the middle of Vancouver Island is an incredible limestone amphitheater with dozes of steep, classic sport climbs. Several times a year, my girlfriend Vikki and I shell out the $143 ferry fare and make the Journey to Horne Lake. Its an expensive weekend trip, but the climbing is well worth it. The wall is littered with tuffas, pods, and gigantic huecos, making for excellent 3-d climbing.
Rock and Ice does a video review of the Five Ten Newton. Check it out.
I hate the part of a trip when the end starts to come into sight. My tick-list has too many routes unmarked, and “necessary” rest-days feel too long. I begin to wish I had energizer batteries to keep me fully charged for the next week and half, because only by climbing full strength every minute of every day would I have enough time to send all the lines I’d like to.
… am I all alone out here in these "roiling seas of life?!"
It's official! I am back in the game (or maybe just testing the waters?). Yesterday I booked flights, a rental car and registered to compete at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show in Salt Lake City. The competition is one of the biggest and most important competitions of the year.