Wednesday, November 16, 2011


So I haven't posted on here in a while, but my return to the blogging world seems to have finally come. I've started a new climbing blog called Toe Hook. I'm really excited about it because it's a chance for me to write articles and post stuff about the climbing world that I never felt compelled to on this blog. The main difference I suppose is that Toe Hook is more of a community based format which is something I can really get behind. I tend to not post on this blog for long periods of time because I don't climb hard enough to have people follow me around with cameras constantly and I have a hard time getting up motivation to talk about myself. Therefore, Toe Hook is the best of both worlds because I get to write about climbing without being completely self absorbed, and I get to have a positive impact on the community! 

Well, in other news I've actually been climbing a good bit lately. I went on a trip to the Red a few weeks ago and it was the sickest UTC Outdoors trip I've ever been a part of. Our group was the best I've ever had. We had ability ranges from experienced sport climbers to people who had never touched real rock. I'm happy to say that everyone pushed themselves physically and emotionally and I think we all grew together as a result. I could not be happier with the way that trip went. 

"yeah right!"
In personal news, the winter is fast approaching and I'm gearing up for bouldering season! Although I climbed a lot of sport this year (comparatively) I still haven't really pushed myself on a rope at all. I'm hoping to get out to T Wall this winter and break through that 5.12 barrier so I can stop thinking about it. It's stupid I know, but I just don't have the confidence to approach hard routes with any sort of head game yet. As far as boulders go, I haven't had a chance to get out too much, but in the time that I have, I've been able to send 3 new problems. So far this season I've gotten Galaxy 5000 (super classic v5), Cyclops (painful v6), and Tooth Fairy (v7). I'm really hoping to get the Robbing the Tooth Fairy extension soon. I was almost able to do the move on my first session on it the other day. I feel way stronger than last year. 

The same day I worked Robbing, I was also able to repeat Jerry's Kids and Midway with Alli. Elliott was asleep in the truck with Krystal's eggnog milkshake food poisoning. I don't know why he thought that was a good idea. Alli took some pics of me on midway, which honestly started out as attempts at The Chattanoogan (v12). Let's just say that one is a little it outside my pay grade. Maybe one day. Happy climbing yall! 
The new Midway beta is way better, just skip half the crimps!

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