Life has some pretty crazy twists and turns in the last couple months. This time around the story starts with my epic skiing accident that crunked out my left knee, then delves into the making of The Island Volume One, and then follows my last month of country hoping out here in Europe. Life is good! I hope you all enjoy!
The Ring of Fire this year in Hadley, Massachusetts was a great comp and a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to get a place to stay with some really cool locals of the area, they were pretty cool people. But this was my first time competing in the Ring of Fire, it was definitely an awesome comp, and it was challenging because of the difficult routes and tough competition. It had a different format from what I'm used to. You basically had 3 hours to climb 3 climbs from one to three in order, it was...
When school gets out and the warm Colorado sun begins to shine, I have only one thing on my mind: Alpine bouldering. I headed up to Rocky Mountain National Park for this first time of the season on May 18, and as usual, I was not disappointed. Though last winter’s snow was so plentiful that it seemed it would never fully melt, the boulders were completely dry and and spirits were high.
It’s been a pleasantly busy month, and I am finally catching my breath during my first full weekend at home in a few weeks. Now it’s time to reflect on some of the fun I have had recently!
Good climbing conditions are not easy to find these days due to the huge amount of rain lately. But there are exceptions: The Verdon canyon. The mistral didn’t only help Nina (Caprez) to do first female ascent of historical route Les Specialistes 8b+, it also helped us with my husband Nico to do the first repetition of the steep 180m long route Tschhh..hou, qu’il est con in the Paroi rouge. Why did we choose this not very known route?