Monday, February 28, 2011


I haven't gone climbing in the south (outside)
for who knows how long!
but on wednesday, i'll be headed out to climb OUTSIDE!
either Little Rock City, Little River Canyon or Rocktown
Haven't decided yet, but i'll be pebble wrestling or roping up somewhere

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jimmy sending hard in CO

Here are two videos of jimmy's trip to colorado
i'm really proud of him and all that he has done so far
so much more to expect!
getting so strong!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Youth Nationals 2011

This past weekend I flew to Boulder, CO once again
This time I was traveling with the Fox Family so that Anna could compete at Youth Nationals
AJ was going out to Colorado as well to compete but he traveled with his grandparents
We met with him on Thursday Night at the competitor check in

middle wall at the competition

There are three days
Qualifiers - 4 problems 4 minutes
Semi finals - 3 problems 5 minutes
Finals - 3 problems 4 minutes

Anna competed Friday morning around 9am

problem 1

problem 2 - flash

problem 3

problem 4 - slab?!?

After qualifiers Anna got 28th
She climbed really well
But you could tell she was nervous
It was her first Nationals so that is to be expected
We have a lot of training to do for next year
Watch out Nationals 2012 - we are going to bring it!

problem 1

problem 1 - flash

I only got these few photos because I got nervous and couldn't take anymore pictures
I had so many pictures of Anna because Evan was taking the pictures while I was watching her
AJ flashed his first problem
Then he got REALLY nervous!
He could not read a sequence or climb well
His nerves took over him
If those problems were at the gym, he would of been able to flash all of them
We need to work with AJ about his nerves!
AJ got 38th

AJ didn't climb till 9pm
So we had a full day to do something
We decided to play putt putt
Winners in order - Jimmy, John, Kasia, AJ, Anna, Evan and Barbara
It was a fun two games of putt putt

We then went to get pizza at this place called Abo's Pizza on the Hill
Huge pizza

Jimmy, Anna, AJ and I split the pizza

Evan got his own slice of pizza

Jimmy eating one of his slices of pizza

Saturday, February 12, 2011

ABS Nationals Wrap Up

Qualifiers - 6 problems - 4 minutes each
Semi Finals - 3 problems - 4 minutes each
Finals - 3 problems - 5 minutes each - long rest between each problem

After qualifiers - 7th place
After semi finals - 7th place
After finals - 7th place

semi - finals #1 (photo: Dane Cronin)

I got psyched on monday for nationals
Training monday and wednesday
was it enough?
enough for me to make it to finals, but finals got hard!

finals #3 (photo: Dane Cronin)

i have not been motivated lately,
don't really know the reason for it
maybe because i've been climbing for 14 years
maybe because i just didn't have time
either way, it's done
getting psyched!

the venue (photo: Dane Cronin)

nationals was a great event
awesome problems
good setting
awesome holds
one of the best competitions that i've been to!

can't wait to get back home and get to some training
looking forward to working on a lot of different things
a) stretching
b) core
c) power
d) crimps
e) bunched body/ feet high up
f) dynamic movement
g) endurance

Also wanted to thank my sponsors for everything that they have provided me with!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

ABS Nationals!

next weekend
can't believe it

it was so far away and now its just a few days away!

oh boy, it's going to be exciting!