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.
Last weekend, in my home city Tarnow, we had Polish Championships in speed climbing. Event was held on twelve meter artificial wall, with one meter overhanging. Easy and very quick routes ensure the large audience quite a spectacle. Best man reached them in 5 seconds, woman in 8 seconds. Even light rain which interrupt several times a struggle of runners were not able to deter fans of the competition, who warmly cheered their favorites.