Saturday, January 22, 2011

I did it!

After about 4 months of not sending anything
4 months ago meaning sending a new v6 at hound ears
before that i don't even remember when i had done something new
but today
i did it
i completed a new rock climb
a really fun climb at Lilly Boulders
i think the name is "Now and Later"
that's what jimmy told me, i'll double check sometime in the future
but i was so psyched
tomorrow, Jimmy, Rami and I are going back out there
for all of us to try something new and finished off somethings tried today
getting the long lost psych back!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

ABS Regionals

Woke up at 8am
left the house at 8:45am
got to the gym a little after 9am
didn't leave the gym till 10pm!

had 7 kids competing at regionals...
AJ Hanson, Luke Holmes, Lydia Fogo, Max Glascock, Anna Fox, Evan Fox and Savage Glascock
out of the seven, five of them made it to finals!!

In finals they all climbed really well, especially since it was all of their first times doing a regional competition (except for Anna)... they were all nervous, but now after the fact I think they will all be fine and not nervous at the next big competition... HOPEFULLY!

I wasn't able to watch the girls climb because I stayed in iso with the boys. I was able to watch Max, Evan and AJ... could definitely tell they were nervous, but they still climbed really well... Evan cut his thumb open on the second climb. In a way set him back, but he tried the third problem and did great on it. AJ was tied going to the third problem, but due to his fingers hurting he didn't trust them in the two finger pockets, so he came up with some crazy beta that got him nowhere. Max sent his first problem second try, and then his nervous kicked in. He got his beta confused on the second and third problems. But after the comp, after showing him the beta, he knew that it was just his nerves. Next time he'll dominate.

Overall the results were as follows:
Anna got 1st - got an invitation to nationals
Lydia got 7th
Evan got 3rd
Max got 4th
Luke got 4th
Savage got 6th
AJ got 3rd

pictures will be posted soon

Monday, January 10, 2011

Video from Warsaw

here is a little video from when i was in poland

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ana on Dragonfly Low

Went climbing with Ana on East yesterday
It was a good day!
climbing and just having fun!
here's a clip of Ana sending Dragonfly Low

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Isabelle on Julio and Me

I got this point and shot camera
it also takes video
here's a clip of Isabelle trying Julio and Me
she went back today to send it!!

Hueco Tanks

When i got to Hueco on the 30th of December, i was told it had snowed!
I didn't believe it!
But it was true and the first two days there was snow on the ground and some top outs were harder due to the ice on them.

Hueco in the snow

31st - I went to East Spur on the first day. Warming up was quite the challenge but once warm, and if you kept moving, you stayed warm. After warming up, I went over to Glass Roof to try it for a bit. I figured out the bottom part pretty fast, and then tried the last few moves. The last one is a pain in the butt because you put your left foot on a glassy foot. It pops off every time you try to make the move to the last hold. I tried that move several times, and I wasn't able to stick it. I called it good, and i hope to get back to it. We then moved on to the tip of the spur where Daniel tried a project. I brought my sleeping bag out, so it wasn't too cold just sitting around.

Hueco Tanks

1st - Went out to East. I didn't get out there till 2pm, so it wasn't too full of a day. But i tried Crimpin Crist - so sharp. Did a few moves on it, and it's pretty fun actually. Then we went over to Full Service. I tried a few moves on that, but couldn't make to many moves. Maybe another trip.


2nd - Went to East again. This time with my old climbing team. Lots of fun. I tried 10-10. Did all the moves and linked it into two sections. I was too tired to try it again. Later on in the day we headed over to Julio and Me, where I refigured out some of the beta and Faus figured out some other beta. We put it together and it made the problem work. We both tried it and worked it. It should go down next time.

3rd - I took a rest day. I hadn't climbed in two weeks prior to coming to Hueco, so my body and skin are taking a beating. For my rest day activity I decided to walk to the Park from the Ranch. It took me 1 hour and 45 minutes. Once there, I watched the video to get my north mountain pass. And got onto North and hiked around a bit. It was a good rest day.

From my rest day walk

4th - Isabelle and I got onto a volunteer tour. And we headed on over to East. We first stopped at Dragonfly. Where I gave the Low to Dragonfly a few tried. I felt really close. We then went to Julio and Me, where both Faus and I got to the big throw move and both would hit the arete. So close. On my last try, I punctured a hole in my finger. A mini split. It's the first one ever in my climbing career. I was so psyched, but also kinda bummed. We then went over to 10-10. On my first try I got pretty far on it. And every try after that just got worse and worse, till I couldn't even figure out the first move again. So tired. Maybe on another day.

My finger

Today - taking another rest day. My skin hurts. Body is sore. I got two more days left in Hueco after this. I plan to head back to Glass Roof and 10-10. Hopefully they go down. Psyched!