Here's an excellent article from Climb ('08) about the one and only Kevin Thaw.
Bouldering in Pemberton and preparing for the Vail World Cup. Spring has finally come here, bringing a few more sunny days and opportunities to get outside. At the end of April, I finished up my second year of University and jumped right into a full time job at a software company. Despite being pretty busy with work, I've been trying to climb a lot and keep in shape.
Last weekend, in my home city Tarnow, we had Polish Championships in speed climbing. Event was held on twelve meter artificial wall, with one meter overhanging. Easy and very quick routes ensure the large audience quite a spectacle. Best man reached them in 5 seconds, woman in 8 seconds. Even light rain which interrupt several times a struggle of runners were not able to deter fans of the competition, who warmly cheered their favorites.
Tuesday was our last climbing day in Margalef. It's been cool observing the different seasons in this region. Further, it was interesting to observe the different climbers who passed through-some only for the day, others on a small trip, some locals, but only a select few returned again and again and again...
John Sherman, master of footwork, sent in this picture of the Pursuit. It's the first protection bolt on a fairly steep route with some grippy granite (and grippy Stealth® rubber!)
This weekend was the first Pan-American Continental Championships, which was held in Quito, Ecuador. Climbers from nine countries in South or North America came together to compete in bouldering, sport, and speed climbing.