First off I would like to wish everyone who is reading this a happy new year. I hope your holidays were relaxing and spent doing what you love most with family and friends. I’ve done a lot since my last blog post, so I’m going to sum that up, then reflect a little on the past year.
Winter can be a weird time for climbing. It is not unusual to find myself feeling torn between climbing outside and training inside. Because, despite what some might think, the climbing in Colorado in the winter can be quite good. This winter, however, has gotten off to a slow start in terms of outdoor climbing. So, I have found myself in the gym quite a bit, trying to stay fit. This has paid off, however, as I have felt pretty good recently.
I chose to wait a little before I wrote the ending of Malawi. I apologize for what I feel was something that got dragged out a little bit; but I wanted to wait for a few reasons. One was so that I could link the product of our filming to the ending of this adventure; but there was another reason…. I just wanted to sort out the experience. This was not just simply another we came, we saw, we climbed. There was much more.As climbers we explore the world in a different way. We...
2013 has been my best year up to now: I’ve climbed 150 new routes, I onsighted my first 8a+ and just last week I did my first 8c+. You will definitely hear from me in 2014.