Thursday, October 28, 2010

Boone Vid

Brad put together a vid of our trip to Boone last week. It's super good. Check it:


Saturday, October 23, 2010

More Boone photos

We were out from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. yesterday in Boone - long day. I was able to finish off the Big Black Crack which I am stoked about. Anyway, here are a couple pictures I took of Rami trying Sinderella (v12):

I guess that's all for now...


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Boone photos

I didn't take a lot of photos in Boone but I thought I would share these:

Nate spotting Tyree the wooly worm at Blowing Rock

Nate on Sunday Service

Nate on Sunday Service again

The crew is heading back to Boone tomorrow. I'm really hoping to put Black Crack together and I would love to finish of Don Johnson (v11) as well. I've been sick the past couple days so I'm hoping I feel better by then. Psyched!


Monday, October 18, 2010


Boone is sick. I am so psyched on the Big Black Crack. I tried it this weekend but it didn't come together for me and I can't wait to get back to it. Talk about tuffa pinches on an overhang!

Here's the vid of jimmy climbing it and me doin' Random Man:

Got fall break this weekend and we will be back in NC. Can't wait!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Weekend

I pulled my '93 Jeep Cherokee off the interstate on Friday with a smoking engine and on Monday dropped it off with a mechanic. Turns out I "blowed a gasket head" and my car is virtually worthless. For now I'm just bumming around but I'm going to have to cough up the money for a new car soon. I don't yet know how this is going to affect my climbing plans over the next year but it's not looking good.

Anyway, Saturday was the Hound Ears comp. It felt really tough this year and I failed on a lot of boulders. Hanging out with the crew was super fun though and I'm psyched to have a great group of guys around this season. The thing that Triple Crown does best is bring everyone together. It may not be very fun climbing next to 400 of your best friends but it is fun hanging out once the climbing is done.

On Tuesday Jimmy, Nate Draughn (Chattanooga's newest resident), and I went out to LRC. We climbed a lot of boulders, even a new one - a one move undercling problem on a short boulder left of the trail just before Super Mario. In the new guide I believe they call it v10 but after claiming a flash a piece Jimmy and I agreed it's probably more like v9.

We are also camera-less at the moment. I would really love to buy a new one but after the car incident and while saving for trips this winter I'm not sure if I'm gonna be able to afford it. I think we are gonna head down to Horse Pens this weekend despite the predicted heat - at this point I think everyone is tired of climbing indoors.



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dunkie Doobie v10

So here is a really old video of me climbing a problem at Little Rock City. I was 16.

Thanks to John Gass for the edit and for keeping all this old footage.