School started last week which means I'm now waking up at 7 AM to get to class instead of 10 to go climbing. It also means many more gym sessions. But I've still been getting out quite a bit. For the past couple weeks, Jweb and I have been psyched on a route at Little River Canyon called Southern Comfort. At 5.14a, and climbing through the tallest, steepest part of the Concave, SoCo is definitely the most difficult thing I've ever tried on a rope. Really, the route can separated into 4 separate boulder problems ranging from v6-v8 with only one rest near the bottom. After a couple attempts it's obvious that my endurance needs some serious work. Still, I'm psyched to put in some good efforts and once it gets a little cooler I think it will go.
Triple Crown Bouldering Series. We filmed two problems at Little Rock City, Human Hand Grenade (v6) and Instinct (v7). So stay tuned for some beta. The video was also promoting the new Team 5.10 shoe (see my earlier blogpost "The Trade of Showing") which is scheduled for release tomorrow. Also, check out Andrew's website and blog to see some of his incredible work. Oh and by the way, there is a similar Hound Ears Beta video on Deadpoint, Triple Crown, and Andrew's blog.
On Sunday, Jimmy, Kasia, and I were at the Obed to knock out a route I tried a couple times last August called Roughin' Up the Suspect (5.13b/c). After a beta run and a little rest that's just what I did.
Anyway, now it's time for class. I'll catch ya later.