Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back in Action

Well I just got back from the beach - 7 days with no climbing - and I devised a new training plan. I can't wait to implement it. I guess I don't have a whole lot else to say but I'll be checking in periodically about training and other stuff.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stone Summit

I drove down to ATL on Monday with Jimmy to check out Stone Summit. Report: the place is sick - by far the coolest gym I've seen. The walls are huge (to lower from the massive roof you need a 70 meter rope), the holds are cool, the staff is friendly; there's a workout room, kiddie area, treadmills, snack bar, retail store, and some stellar bouldering. The thing that's missing: a campus board. But supposedly its in the works. I am very psyched to have this place just down the road.

I also thought I would post some pictures from my dad and I's little trip to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Trade Show and Other Stuff

I was at the trade show Tuesday and Wednesday. It's always interesting to see new product and talk with all climbing's athletes. I'm happy to say that Five Ten and Organic both have some really impressive new products. Organic is now making stellar backpacks - a cragging model, and a bullet style pack. Check them out if you're in the market for a new pack. And Five Ten will be adding several new shoes to their already impressive line this spring. Look forward to a slightly stiffer Project, a downturned anasazi verde, and an amazing new lifestyle/skate/bike shoe called the dirtbag.

Otherwise, Ben Tsui is in town and we've spent the last couple days climbing. Yesterday we were at Lincoln Lake where I repeated a couple moderates - Chalk on Rock (v8) and Brian Capp's new one - Cloak of the Tiger (v8). I also did this super scary slab climb. It was a fun day outside and a good last day in Colorado. That's right, I'm heading home and I'm very excited about it.

Here are a couple pics Ben took:

The Slab

I'm pretty psyched to get home and start training again and I can't wait to check out the new gym - Stone Summit.

Oh, and check out LT11's Pogo series:

Have a good rest of the summer everyone.