Sunday, March 15, 2009

Chillin in Chicago

i just got back from spring break in bishop

instead of going back to chatty i came to Chicago to help my dad out
he recently had a heart bypass surgery
the trip to bishop was amazing!

Jimmy and i left from chatty to Nashville on Thursday... about an hour into the drive we realized that we were almost in Fort Payne... jimmy pulled a u-turn on the interstate and drove 100 mph to the airport in Nashville... we barely made our flight!

when we got to the airport in Vegas Jon and Nate were already waiting for us... we had to wait about an hour for Tommy to get in...

We got a rental car and drove 5 hours to bishop... the last hour of the drive was awful due to crazy turns in the road... Nate puked a few times...

We spent most of our time climbing at the Buttermilks but we also climbed at the Happy's and Sad's...

There were many sends during the trip
my personal opinion on some proud and inspiring sends were...
Jimmy flashing "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" (super inspiring, he said that his fingers here frozen and numb when he finished it)
Tommy doing "Strength in Numbers" (he had tried it for two days and did it first go the third time he did it)
Jon doing "Stained Glass" (he fell on the last move three or four times before he sent it)
Nate doing "Checkerboard" (even though i actually didn't see him do it, he fell on the last move twice, and took a good minute to figure everything out)
All of them also did "Highbrow" which was the most bad ass looking line I've seen... really proud sends from everyone... i wish i could have done that one...

My personal favorite sends was "Finder's Fee" (i had tried it last time i was in bishop, two winters ago, i was scared on the top out but Jimmy's motivating words of "just do it" and "don't fall" and "you can do it" got be up to the top, thanks for the spot Tommy)
Also "Strength in Numbers" was a little epic of mine as well... i was freaking out at the top... I'm sorry for my spotters... i probably freaked them out a bit... but man was a i psyched on that one... last send of the trip as well!

Jimbo chillin

Tommy on Mesothelioma

Last day view

Warming up at Dale's Camp


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