So I've been here in Colorado for a couple weeks now sampling the famous front range bouldering. The weather has been a little iffy - good weather is always a few days away... But I've been super motivated despite the rain and climbing temperatures. It's nice to focus my full attention on climbing for once rather than dividing it between friends, family, school, and climbing. Rather than a detailed description of my activities, here are some photos I've taken of friends in Colorado and in Joe's Valley.
Steve Edwards climbs Mt. Wilson with the help of the Five Ten VMile. "The route has a lot of bolts but isn’t a sport climb. You can fall a long way and if you can’t climb solid 5.11 you might want to bring a hook or two. If you can the rack is simple: 14 or so QD’s, 4 or 5 cams from a #1 Camalot down, and 4 or 5 small nuts. We probably placed less than 10 pieces total. The hard climbing is bolted but not in a way where you can cheat through the...
German website MTB-News put the Sam Hill and the Blue Zebra Freerider to the test. If you speak German, check out the review here. For those of you who don't know how to read German, the pictures are still worth checking out.
Julian Bautista reports on the event. "The Battle in the Bubble Pro Invitational was unlike any other event I've ever attended. The Redpoint Qualifier (Friday) and Onsight Semi-Final rounds were held at The Spot with the Elimination Final round taking place at the Boulder Reservoir Saturday, May 15th. The new Elimination Final Round for me was the most exciting part of the competition.
...and a good reminder to always check your anchors! Andy Lewis shows off some of his slacklining moves wearing the Five Ten Line Kings. Channel 9 News in Boulder Colorado has a segment called "Wargin Workouts" where they feature a new workout... this morning it was slacklining. Andy Lewis and Haley Ashburn (wearing Daescents) made an appearance to show off some tricks and the benefits of slacklining as a sport.
Phil Schaal reports on the Five Ten Battle in the Bubble Competition that took place May 14-16. Well the comp was super fun. I must say the guys did a great job with everything. The semi finals at The Spot were great. The problems were well set and there was a great energy in the building. The real show was at the Boulder Reservoir. With treating rain everyone was unsure of how things would turn out. Lucky for everyone the rain held off and the walls remained dry.