A few weeks back, I drove inland to Kamloops and Kelowna to attend the Tour De Bloc’s Western Regionals. From Vancouver, it’s almost a five hour drive, but it was well worth it in the end. The competition consisted of two rounds held in two different gyms on consecutive days. The qualifying round was held in Kamloops at Cliffside Climbing Gym. Most of Western Canada’s strongest guys had shown up including Sean McColl, Jamie Chong, Terry Paholek and Josh Muller. The gym had some great steep terrain and the problems were well set. I struggled through the redpoint...
To be the first people to climb all of the routes made famous by a book published in 1979, The 50 Classic Climbs of North America, and broadcast the experience to the general public via a mini-series on television and “web-isodes”.
Spring in Colorado.. Snow, rain, sleet, hail, all in a 2-minute space, followed by sunshine. The days look nice, with all that clear, end-of-winter light and moisture in the air. Everything is greener, which gives kinda-dry Colorado a sort of European feel. A lot of time is spent searching for boulders in between the precipitation; patience is pretty key this time of year.
This was a great weekend for 5.10’s athletes. Alex Puccio took first place, closely followed by team-mate Alex Johnson. And we applaud our new team members, Francesca Metcalf and Isabelle Faus in 4th and 5th. Paul Robinson was a very close 2nd place. We’re proud of our team! We had a very strong showing, with Chris Webb Parsons, Ethan Pringle, Matt Bosley, Julian Bautista, Carlo Traversi, Dave Wetmore and Charlotte Jouette-Bosley all making strong showings. Thanks Team!
Five Ten® Yosemite Jeans have a new logo that doubles as a drink coaster. The goal is to cut down on hang tag waste--we noticed that 100% of all hangtags end up in the trash. So we designed a cool tag that doubles as a drink coaster (we recommend removing it from your jeans before placing it under a drink). But, don't expect to buy it in China!
I'm finally done with school... at least for the summer. That means 3 months in Colorado. As the weather here in the Southeast has deteriorated, I have been spending more and more time in the gym. I've even met one of my training goals. I can now do one arm hangs galore! But after 6 weeks of training it's time to get back outside. - BRION VOGES