This past weekend I set off again for the third competition in a row this month, this time held at Central Rock Climbing Gym, in Hadley Massachusetts. This event was the first of an Central Rocks annual sport climbing competition series “Ring of Fire” as each year they will give out a ring to the winner.
SCS Nationals were at the movement gym in boulder, Colorado this year and like last year it was an exciting competition. Two routes were set for the qualifiers and each climb had a group (group A or group B) and on each climb we were given 7 minutes to climb and about 30 minutes to rest. My first climb was all green holds and probably the easier out of the two. I passed through the tricky first crux and got to the overhanging section just before going over the lip. My arms started to give out and I couldn't...
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.