I finished my last blog talking about the new route called Paco that Nico bolted the recently discovered cliff in the Aiguilles Rouges. As soon as there was occasion (that means somebody to watch after Paco and Tommy – thanks “mamie” Nathalie and papi Dominique!) I joined Nico in »his« more than 40m high and overhanging cliff that he called »Ventilator«.
The first stop of the 2015 Bouldering World Cup was in Toronto Canada during May 30/31. It was a different venue than last year, this time it was in a hockey arena.... The walls were much like our ABS National walls, the setting covered all styles of climbing and the crowd supported climbers from all across the globe. Check out some photos and my point of view from warm up, to boulders from qualifiers and my thoughts and feelings after.
In the winter time or in the periods of rain we take advantage of every occasion to escape in the friendlier climate of the south of France. This time we spent Tommy’s April school holydays in Gorges du Verdon.
Hey everyone swims, it's just part of kayaking. So I have been on a bit of a role lately. It's been at least 3 years since I last had to leave my kayak.
Overview Training for the upcoming Bouldering World Cup season has pretty much consumed my current climbing schedule. I know what you're thinking “he’s such a gym rat! He's training for comps during great temps, spending money and time on comps and training instead of getting out! Well, if I were to do this all year, yea, call me a fully addicted, crazy ass, gym rat, but I do this type of intensity training and comp prep 2 parts of the year; and the second one doesn't even happen if the first one wasn't enough… ...
This past weekend was the SCBC Provincial Bouldering Championships in Vancouver. Last blog post I didn’t mention I was planning on attending this comp, it was a spur of the moment decision!