Hey! I've been here in England for almost two weeks with David Lama, Anna Stohr, Jakob Schubert, Magnus Mitdbo, and Cedric Lachat climbing on good old fashioned English Gritstone. It's been incredible, the climbing style here is like nothing I've experienced before. We're all climbing trad for the first time and learning a lot from local English legend Johnny Dawes.
Starting in Kantucky and ending in Joes Valley, this road trip is going to be hard to top, but I know I can think of somthing.
Lately I've been trying to get back in shape after my 3 month break and finger injury. I've found some new ways of training my endurance and power endurance (or at least to me) that have been more effective then how I trained in the past.
Our athletes are the greatest! Thanks Brian Dunohew for the image.
I just came back from a one week climbing trip in England. Our base camp was a small Hotel in Sheffield and from there we could easily get to the best gristone areas in the Peak District! What a beautiful area is the Peak! Miles and Miles of green pasture lands with these sporadic canyons and rock cliffs and of course big boulders! But fist let's talk about the comp in Sheffield last saturday!
Last monday we drove to Chironico to see how the granite felt like!... Weather has been crazy in the last days and we arrived welcomed by a few centimeters of fresh snow that fell during the night! The snow quickly melted down and neither let the blocs wet thanks to the dry wind blowing!! This means conditions for climbing were perfect! First we went to Boogalagga sector. After a small warm up we put the pads under a cool problem called Confession of a Crap Artist! Very nice line and a bit tall too... Roosa, the strong...