Friday, December 19, 2008

Good Times

So heres a few shots taken over the last several days.
Havent been doing much updating. Just been psyched, and focusing on the rad weather, good friends, and chillin in the desert.
Ive felt super motivated this past week.
Friends from home have been in town. So its been fun, and always entertaining!
Haha, Voges almost died ghost riding the whip...
We got chased out of quiznos with a knife..
And Carl got so trashed he threw up for a day and a half.
so.. thats how my weeks gone!
Besides that... theres been some sick sendage!! 
Voges is absolutely cleaning house, and shows no sign of letting up! 
He has three more days on his trip here.. Im psyched to see what else he can take down!!
Sick work brother.


Voges sending Crown of Aragorn, 8b.

Voges. sending Full Monty, 8a+.

Again, sending El Chupacabra right, 8a
3 tries.

Me working Crown of Aragorn.
Finally getting stronger on small edges!!

Hugh. Back safe from the epic decent!

Times are good.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Had a fun day at North today!
Didnt get too much done.
Just some fun climbs..  a couple i cant even pronounce. 
Daniel was super close to Terremer today.
Some of the sickest bouldering ive ever seen..
He'll be back in January to finish!
Some shots.

Chris on a deadly warm up

Une pointe de bleau dans un hueco

D gearing up


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So, the last several days i've been climbing alot. shredding the tips.. constantly "attempting" to take rest days. and for what its worth. i've taken 1!  
Mostly been climbing on North. But once managed to take a tour out to east mtn.  which is so sick! East in my opinion has so much room for growth. and soon i hope to start the search for some new, classic problems!
In time!

front half of East mtn.

Marian battling with the tub.

Jai on a classic.

Rush battling the hardest v6 i've ever seen

D on Full Service
Stay tuned.

Friday, November 21, 2008

1st days in Hueco

Cbo on baby face

Slim pickens

Jeremy on Jigsaw

Bleeding Brothers

So in hueco now. and really amped to be here! The weather is nice, the skys are so blue, and the rock is soo good!! Not much to say.. just psyched!


Monday, November 10, 2008

So, as many know I am leaving for Hueco next monday! I'm so psyched for the scenery change and all the new boulder problems i'll have the opportunity to climb on! Things are definately looking sick for the next several months... but i am definately going to miss Chattanooga. The people, the scenery, and the amazing climbing is just so dope here... i honestly couldn't ask for a better town to reside in. Chattown, with no doubt holds some of my best memories.. and experiences.
I will miss home... but i will return!
Hope to see some familiar faces in my new, temporary residence of Hueco Tanks, Tx!

So on another note!
Went to LRC today for a very lo-key sesh with Kash and Jeremy! Only got to get in a few hours of climbing... but it was fun, and entertaining to say the least!!
Some shots.

Jeremy on Heroin

Electric Boogaloo, v10



J on the infamous, Barn door 2000 proj.
This project is sooo difficult!! I personally am millions of years away to sending this rig... but J on the other hand is looking quite nicely on it! Looking forward to hearing about the dispatch.. very soon!!
Stay psyched!

Im out,

Boone, Nc

So me and kasia went to Boone North Carolina this weekend to climb with friends, Nate, and Sammy. It was absolutely the most perfect weekend! The weather was good, and the colors were sick! I was definately psyched to try some area classics, and to finally see some hard problems i've yet to try!
Yea, we arrived in Boone at around 2:30 Saturday afternoon.. and met up with nate and sam at the Lost Cove. Me and nate were psyched to go try a problem first done by Jon Glassberg at an area called the Sasafras Boulders. So while Kash and Sam just chilled at Lost Cove.. me and nate set off down the mountain towards "Twice upon a time" v10. Which we both dispatched rather quickly! It was a sick line!!! Honestly could say one of the best problems ive done. Sick effort from big Jon G on the F.A. Proud!!
So saturday was sick.. but sunday got even better!
It was definately one of my best days climbing.
Started off warming up on the long wall.
Then continued to flash left out, v8.
Afterwards we made our way towards an area at Grandmother called "The Great Roof".
Where i attempted two hard ones called Sunday Service, v11.. and The Masochist, v10.
These two were so sick! And with some surprising effort i was able to Flash both of these amazing boulder problems!
So with some confidence i was able to finish off the day climbing Full Throttle, v11. and Bertha Sit, v10. Definately a high sendage day.. and although nate had no sends.. he made major progress on his projects.. and im sure with some time ..will be back out to dominate!
Kasia had not such a bad trip either. She was able to dispatch a few hard ones.. such as, Chapter 13, v7. Zen Master(stand) v7. and Matt's prow, v8. Sick effort from her! Needless to say, the psyche was high!
So amped on the trip! Such a good time, with good weather, and damn good company!
Huge thanks to Nate, and Sammy for all the help! Definately couldn't have done it without em.
Some shots.

Matt's Prow, v8

Sunday Service, v11
Sammy on Left out, v8


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Long Day

So this morning I woke up around 630, with plans to meet Jenkins at Greenlife around 730... This is the first time since i've been back from Colorado, that ive woken up before noon.
So burly!
But the temps were great and me and Jenkins went to try the segal project.
Didn't really try the original project that matt cleaned.. but 
set our sites on a line heading left instead!  Even though there was no sendage.. im pretty psyched! Ive come to realize that this problem is gonna be sick! Definately a hard one.. for who ever is worthy!
So afterwards we headed up to Damn Yankees.
Jenkins had yet to try this one.. and was psyched on gunning for the 2nd ascent!
And even though he had some close attempts... once again, no sendage.
Couple shots.
Segal Project

Damn Yankees, v9

So then Jenkins had to work.. so i headed back home for some grub.
But less than an hour later, Carl was on his way over and psyched to head back out to Suck Creek. So i sucked it up, and headed out.
Jwal decided to come out! and after getting super close to Damn Yankees last time, he was confident to nail the 2nd. And he did! It was sick effort!!!
And then afterwards we finished up attempting a new proj in the base of the creek. It was a hard jump start that we thought to be around v9. I sent. Then Jeremy followed soon after.

 Battle and the Beast, v9
2nd ascent
Right about here Jeremy's left hand ripped off, breaking the good edge.
He almost died..

So overall the day was sick. Also got a vid of Jwal killin Damn Yankees!
 So, im tired.. and im probably gonna sleep for a week.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Laurel Snow

So today went out to Laurel snow with Jeremy and Kasia.
Me and Jeremy were both psyched on trying a couple new projects! So after warming up in the riverdance area.. we started trying the proj. "Southern Draw". This line lies on the far left side of the Riverdance boulder. And after some goes Jeremy figured out the crux sequence.. which involves a really high left heel hook.. and right hand bumps of a series of terrible crimps. I was eventually able to link the line from the start to the last move... but was unable to complete the problem. So psyched to return to this one.. and after some close attempts, i believe that problem will be in the 8a range. Check back soon for hopefully some good news!!
Photos from Kasia!

Southern Draw
Biscuit chillin

So afterwards we decided to take the 20 minute hike back to Laurel Snow, with intentions of trying Jamies project that he cleaned a little less than a year ago. And after some treacherous hiking we finally arrived at the beautiful wall. Me and jeremy gave it some goes and soon realized we could both send! So with some major psych we completed the line in less than an hour!! Dubbing the new line "Western Gold" 8a. So amped on this problem.. and by far one of my proudest f.a.'s! I wish there were more like this...
Thanks again Jamie!!

The Send.
"Western Gold"