Sunday, January 31, 2010

2 more 7's

Thursday was a solid day for the boys out at LRC. We worked a couple fun problems. Elliott worked The Shield (he got the first 3 moves), we all worked T thong, and we hit junkie a little more. Jo was super psyched to send Spyro Gyro (v7) on only his second day of working it. Elliott also sent Junkie (v7) on his first day of working it. I gave it a single attempt and got to the top (again) but didn't feel like risking the fall with too few pads. Unfortunately, we were very neglectful with the camera and didn't get video or pictures of any of our noteworthy sends. We're still in need of a solid camera and with rumors of the school having ones we can rent, we're stoked. Hopefully we'll get out to LRC a couple times this week and crush some new stuff.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some days, you just gotta eat it.

So me and Joseph went to LRC today to hit up some fun problems we'd heard about. We started out by hitting up junkie which is right next to heroine. Jo got junkie on his second try but he'd also already sent it before. I was not so lucky. I worked it several times and got to the top without much difficulty but could NOT stick the last move. I literally fell from the top time after time because I was inches from reaching the last hold. Looks like the next time we go out, I'll just have to dyno after being fully extended. Oh the difficulties of being a 5'6" climber, but I really can't complain. Either way, here's a highlight reel of some of the stuff we did (I'm the guy who eats it a lot).

Sorry the video quality kind of sucks. Until I can get my hands on a real camera, I'm shooting with my Nikon point and shoot.

Monday, January 25, 2010

First Video!

This is a video from last semester of me (Jordan) sending my first v7. I came really close to flashing the problem, but alas my foot dabbed on the pad right before I sent the problem. So this was my third attempt and although it's sloppy, it works. This is a problem called Midway out at LRC. It starts halfway through The Chattanoogan which is a v12. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Let's get it started

So I recently decided that with all the climbing that me and my housemates have been doing lately, I needed to start a blog to keep track of all our noteworthy sends. I use the term "noteworthy" very loosely knowing full well that I won't be documenting any v13s by myself or my friends anytime soon. That said, this blog is a way for us to motivate ourselves to better document the climbing that we do (that way we can pick up more girls). Just kidding, but really Elliott is single. So for now I thought I'd give a little bio on the boys and what we do.

Jordan White (me)

Height: 5'6"
Weight: 125 lbs
Ape Index: +.25"
High Send: v7
Climbing Since: fall of 2008
Relationship Status: Single
Shoe of Choice: 5.10 5x

Joseph Ezell

Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160 lbs
Ape Index: +.25"
High Send: v8
Climbing Since: 2007
Relationship Status: Taken (by B-rat)
Shoe of Choice: 5.10 Dragon

Elliott Brown

Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 140 lbs
Ape Index: +.1"
High Send: v7
Climbing Since: 2007
Relationship Status: Single (and looking)
Shoe of Choice: Moccasym

Sam Halleen

Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 135 lbs
Ape Index: +.25"
High Send: v6
Climbing Since: 2007
Relationship Status: Taken
Shoe of Choice: 5x

Gabe Glass

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205lbs
Ape Index: +1.0"
High Send: v2
Climbing Since: 2009
Relationship Status: Taken
Shoe of Choice: Air Jordan

You can also expect to see guest appearances made by the likes of Drew Meyer, Garret Venable, our dog Grim, and anyone else we see doing something cool. As long as this rain chooses to subside, this blog should be consistently updated with pictures and videos of us climbing cool stuff. So thanks for reading and please check back soon.