This year's Beg, Borrow, Steele event was a huge success. Despite threatening weather, over 130 people showed up to support the event. Matt Ginley and I got loads of demos out on people's feet to enjoy the 75 sport routes at the house. As the heat and humidity took its toll around 6pm, the kegs of local microbrew were tapped and bbq was served to fuel the ensuing pad wrestling match and dance party.
Check out this video from Novatec Racing Team of the Bikemagazin Summer camp in bike-resort Jasná
Mark and Janelle Smiley are well on their way to completing their dream of climbing the 50 Classic Climbs of North America. Check out these images of their recent summit of Slesse in Canada.
2010 SCS Youth National Championships...dang. Months of hard work came down to this four day event. The competition format was changed this year into two days of qualifiers (one route on both Thursday and Friday), semi-finals on Saturday, and finals on Friday. I really have to say, that this is the first time that I haven't ever actually been all that nervous for a competition.
I just got back from the SCS youth national championship at Stone Summit in Atlanta GA, I had a great time at nationals. I competed in sport only, in male youth A. At nationals there is a three round format with a flash format qualifier and an onsite format semifinal and final. The comp is spread out over 4 days so, on Thursday I had my first qualifying route and then my second on Friday. I tied for third place for the qualifying round, moving on to semifinals. On Saturday the semifinal round took place and then I placed...
Tucked away in the middle of Vancouver Island is an incredible limestone amphitheater with dozes of steep, classic sport climbs. Several times a year, my girlfriend Vikki and I shell out the $143 ferry fare and make the Journey to Horne Lake. Its an expensive weekend trip, but the climbing is well worth it. The wall is littered with tuffas, pods, and gigantic huecos, making for excellent 3-d climbing.