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Greig Seitz Climbs Bambi 8A+/V12 - Greig Seitz

Greig Seitz Climbs Bambi 8A+/V12 - Greig Seitz
February 20, 2013 -  Greig Seitz

Recently, I went up to Matthew’s Winter Park. The area up there has mainly two boulders; the Hillside Boulder and the Millennium Boulder. As I went up to this new area, I only had one boulder in mind. This boulder is called Bambi. Bambi is an amazing roof in Matthew’s Winter Park. This boulder consists of multiple big moves through a steep roof. The redpoint crux is a long move to a fairly shallow two finger pocket. After I climbed through the pocket, I climbed through a technical slab to top it out. I was super psyched...

Competition Climbing 2013 - Greig Seitz

Competition Climbing 2013 - Greig Seitz
February 13, 2013 -  Greig Seitz

This year I have been focusing on climbing in competitions as well as climbing outside. Since I can still compete in the ABS youth series, I have been trying to stay motivated to train for gym climbing. It is hard to maintain a sense of motivation to climb inside while the temps have been so good outside. In January, I went to the ABS Youth Divisional Championship in Tucson, Arizona. During this competition, I met many awesome climbers. The excitement level was high with all my friends and competitors supporting each-other. I...

Vertical Rock Climbing Gym - Hans Christian Montenegro

Vertical Rock Climbing Gym - Hans Christian Montenegro
February 06, 2013 - 

This is my third competition of the season. There were 63 climbers in the open category. This time the foreign climbers came from Toronto, New Brunswick and U.S.A. I met a very nice man, Josh Larson, who is on the U.S.A. climbing team.The competition had 50 problems for the qualifying round. The qualifying round was hard because the level of the climbers was higher than the last competition. I was amazed to flash problem 50 and this made me very pleased with the qualifying round. After three hours of climbing, I completed six problems beyond problem 41. This score...

Take 5 with Five Ten Athlete Andrea Cartas - Colette McInerney

Take 5 with Five Ten Athlete Andrea Cartas - Colette McInerney
January 09, 2013 - 

Andrea Cartas is 30 years old and has lived in Madrid for seven years, though she is originally from Andalucía, where she started climbing at age 15. Andrea is involved with many facets of climbing from the competition realm, to outdoor climbing. In 2009 and 2010 she won the Gané la Copa de España and came in 2nd in 2012. Last year she ticked her hardest red-point White Zombie, 8c (14b) in the Baltzola Cave in Basque Country in Spain. To add to her already impressive tick-list, Andrea has racked up 13 routes rated 8b (13d) and harder,...

Why is it Important to Share Information? - Hans Christian Montenegro

Why is it Important to Share Information? - Hans Christian Montenegro
January 06, 2013 - 

Some weeks ago I went to “Cour du Roi” in Val-David. I realized that there are many potential boulders to do. But, I don’t understand why people do not come to the sector “Cour du Roi.” I think the problem is due to not sharing enough information with other climbers, and they simply don’t know enough about this place.Why is it important to circulate information about a climbing sector?Improve and maintain the climbing sector.It is important that many climbers go to the sector to climb. When the people climb in the sector, the sector is cleaned, the problems and...

The Competition Season has Arrived - Hans Christian Montenegro

The Competition Season has Arrived - Hans Christian Montenegro
November 29, 2012 - 

The competition season has arrived. I have decided to do five competitions. The first one was in Montreal at the gym Allez Up. There was a large number of participants. I think it was the biggest competition in the last two years or even more. In the open category there were 102 competitors. This is a huge number and the gym Allez Up managed it with no trouble. I saw some climber friends from Toronto, kingston and Ottawa. It is always nice to spend time with your friends while you climb.The competition had 60 problems for the qualifying round....

 

Fear and Loathing - Shauna Coxsey

Fear and Loathing - Shauna Coxsey
November 20, 2012 -  Shauna Coxsey
A couple of months back I was bouldering in Magic Wood, Switzerland. I jumped off...

The Performance Phase - Hans Christian Montenegro

The Performance Phase - Hans Christian Montenegro
November 20, 2012 - 
I have finished my specific training and now I am in the performance phase. The...

Psychedelia 2012 - Greg Seitz

Psychedelia 2012 - Greg Seitz
November 05, 2012 -  Greig Seitz
October was an amazing month. The temps are finally starting to drop during October. Also,...

Specific Training 2012 - Hans Christian Montenegro

Specific Training 2012 - Hans Christian Montenegro
October 19, 2012 - 
What does “specific training” mean to me? After two months of general training,...
 
 
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