Throughout the months of March and April I have been making regular weekend trips down to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. While the drive is about 7 hours, the climbing is definitely worth every minute!
An awesome new climbing magazine has just been created. The origins are Australia, however it is attempting to represent the whole of Australasia. The first issue is now available on-line at: http://www.verticallifemag.com.au/vertical-life-is-born/ Including an in depth interview with me, exploring topics such as, my history and motivations, my ascent of the Salathe and my struggle to climb Wolfgang Gülich's Punks in the Gym. Enjoy!!!
Here are some pictures of my trip to South Africa last summer 2011... I loved it, just very beautiful rock and you can climb-climb-climb, there are endless problems :)
It been a very short month of April and I am very excited for May. With school ending in a little over a week and my strength coming back after being forced to take so much time off. I have been feeling strong and very excited to climb over the past few weeks. With the first couple weeks of April not being able to do more then walk around campus after having surgery to re-break my nose it was a huge relief to be allowed to climb again.
I have been climbing in Colorado for some time now. It feels like it has all gone be very quickly, but in reality it has been almost 6 weeks. I returned from Hueco Tanks at the beginning of March with the fire, worried about an injured MCL, and feeling pretty beat down from the Desert. Luckily, the new crib I live at up in Nederland is super pimp. Equipped with a hot tub, lots of plants, a dog named Ziggy who chase squirrels, Dutchez the best cat in the world, and an extremely relaxing environment, I was on...
Project 365 has been a struggle, climbing every day without a day off, but currently I have logged 27,200 vertical feet in 103 consecutive days climbing. Over the better part of April, we have been in Zion NP, getting reacquainted with the hardship of the desert, making big strides and learning humility.