Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Honey Comb!

This problems has been on my "must do" list for a while now
I've tried it probably for 4 or 5 days
With long periods in-between those days
Went out last week and after a little nap in the sun
It went! I was so psyched!
Here are some pictures thanks to Paul

Oreo running around...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pictures from the Dark Horse Event!


Waiting for the next problem...

Problem #2

Problem #3

Problem #1

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dark Horse Competition

I flew to Boston for the Dark Horse Competition!
I stayed with Shane along with Alex D Johnson

There was a qualifying round from which they took the top 6 finishers
I luckily placed 6th, and made it into finals.
There were 8 guys and girls in the finals round because the winners of the two previous competition got a buy into the final competition.

There were four problems in the finals round
Problem #1: Was one of the closest problems i had ever done in a competition. The fact that you had to drop down onto a feature and be hands free and continue the problem was AMAZING!
Problem #2: It was awesome due to the two mini mantles in it. The finishing hold was very bad, and made it very improbable to just jump to the hold.
Problem #3: It was the most straight forward problem i think. It had awesome movement and flowed really well. The last moves were very big reaches for myself, but i liked it because it tested my ability.
Problem #4: It had about 14 moves on it. And after trying it 3 or 4 times, i was pumped. It was hard to get over the pump.

This competition was 2 weeks before ABS Nationals, and I think it was a great experience to prep for the event. All i know is that i need to work on my endurance a little more, there is not much more i can improve in 2 weeks... haha

So i will be running everyday... doing endurance training at the gym and healing up my finger so that it doesn't hurt as much during Nationals...

Below is a video of the event!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

White Face

I have been trying several climbs out at LRC recently!
I've been trying Interplanatary Escape, where i have come up with short person beta!
I have also been trying Donkey Doobie. I think it is almost time to qualify this climb as an epic. I have been able to get through the crux but yet somehow mess up my beta and fall... Soon though... it will go!

Photo thanks to Lydia - Donkey Doobie

My other project was White Face. It was one of those climbs that when you see for the first time you don't think you will ever climb it. It is my complete anti style so i was always scared to try it. I tried it about 3 days. The last day it finally went and i have to give thanks to the people that let me borrow their pads. I think there were 8 pads being used, making the landing PERFECT!! Here are some pictures that Mike took of me on the send go!

So psyched to have completed this one! Looking forward to some more cold days and great temps!