Another impressive line sent last weekend in the south of Spain, paradise of perfect rock. "Momento Payaso",8b+ a long, sustained and hard tufa climbing.
In the last 4 months 16 year old Swiss Giuliano Cameroni climbed 31 boulders graded 8A or harder! At the same time he also set a new record: Giuliano became the youngest climber to climb an 8C boulder. We filmed Giuliano during a sunny sunday afternoon in Chironico - one of the most beautiful and well known boulder area in Switzerland and even in the world. In just a few tries he made the ascent of “Vitruvian Man” 7C and in 1 hour he succeeded in”‘Willenberg Dach” 8A.
A few weeks ago I received a phone call from a close friend in Idaho asking if I would be willing to help out a family in need. This family had lost a great man, Vietnam Veteran, Frederick Kellerman. One of Fred’s dreams was to BASE jump off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho. Unfortunately, that dream was never fulfilled before he passed.
The competition was the Québec championship bouldering. This competition was not too good for me. I got good things and bad things from it. The bad thing was that I did not do finals. The good thing was that I tested a new competitive strategy and it did not work.
So, I've been pretty busy lately. I took a trip to Bishop a while back and was able to send my long term project Direction V13. I had been working on it for a couple years, so it is extremely rewarding to be able to move on from it! Now it is almost summer time which doesn't reveal good climbing conditions. For now I will work, save money, and maybe take a few short weekend trips to Tahoe/Tuolumne. I recently got a new job! I started Route Setting Full Time for Touchstone Climbing...