Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A New Beginning

So, as of recent I have made some changes regarding the companies that I choose to support.  I am very psyched on this change and the future with them looks very bright.  I have decided to make the switch from La Sportiva to the 'brand of the brave' Five Ten!  Five Ten for years has been on top of the game when it comes to both climbing and approach shoes.  On top of that I must say that the Stealth Rubber is hands down the stickiest on the market! I'm really excited to begin my journey with Five Ten and I can't wait to see where it takes me.

The next company I have began working with is Prana. Prana in my eyes has always been that prestigious company that we all looked up to.  From watching dosage 1 and Chris Sharma climbing the first ascent of realization I have always seen Prana as "top notch clothing".  Since receiving some of their threads I have began to fall in love with the comfort and relaxing fit the clothes tend to offer.  Organic cotton shirts and some Mojo shorts are a summers dream!

 Big things are starting to happen on the home front and I couldn't be more excited about it.  Keep an eye out for more from these amazing companies here on my blog.  Click the logos on the side bar for a direct link to their website and do some shopping!

On a side note the River Rock Competition went very well!  Surprisingly I came out on top in a very stacked field.  I have plans to do a nice little write up of the competition complete with some cool photos as soon as I get my other blog set up on the Five Ten website.  I will be sure to post a link here for everyone to go check it out.

Here's a nice write up from the homies at DPM

For now it's off to the New River Gorge in West Virginia! I'm going with some chilled out people, kasia, Luis Rodriguez, Theresa Rodriguez, Tyler and Stacey Duncan.  Tyler has booked a baller cabin for the week and it's going to be nothing short of relaxing.  I'll update upon my return!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dominion River Rock Competition

Tomorrow Kasia and I are departing for Richmond, VA to compete in the 2nd annual River Rock Bouldering Competition. Last years highlight reel got me super psyched to climb on the crazy walls they had created.

The competition format is a little different than most comps i've attended. The schedule is going to be qualifiers Friday, quarterfinals Saturday morning, Semifinals Saturday evening, and finals in the afternoon on Sunday. Gonna be a tiring weekend to say the least. On top of all this there is actually going to be a dyno comp! Qualifiers Thursday and Finals Sunday evening. I am looking to compete in both so it will be 4 days straight of competing.

Just in case your psyched to come check it out you can get all the logistics here:

Last years highlight video