Thursday, October 8, 2009

The best comp ever.

24 Hours.

me: "How many breaks are we going to take?"
Maury: "I don't think we should take any..."
me: "Oh."

I didn't think he was serious. No one can really climb for 24 hours straight.


Well, it turns out you can.

57 routes later and I am a new man. Eyes tired, hands torn, feet swollen, and body wrecked, Maury and I finished our last route of the 24 hours 23:45 in and headed down to the barn. There I saw Tommy and Jeremy turning in there scorecards as well. All smiles....

I knew that there was no chance that we had won, but this confirmed it. I could barely move, and they had changed into costumes.


These two young guns climbed 213 routes.


The entire experience was a blast. I'll have to say if you like climbing, and want a challenge, this is it.

:::Some Highlights:::



All photos are courtesy of Lucas Marshall. => Check it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Going Big

I've been known to say "Go Big or Go Home." Well, for the first time in my life I am going big. REAL big.

I've recently been planning a trip of a lifetime, and I couldn't be more excited.

Here's how it will hopefully lay out...

Starting in January of 2010, I'll hop in my car and shoot down to the world class bouldering area of Hueco Tanks.

I will stay for 3 weeks, and then head back to Hot Lanta (ATL, GA) to meet up with my good friend ALEX SAVAGE (the man, the myth, the legend).

And we will then fly out of ATL to Paris, France. We will then buy a car.

And drive south to Fountainbleau....

And possibly all these areas as well...
Brione, Switzerland

Mallorca, Spain

Magic Wood, Swtizerland

Ceuse, France

Verdon Gorge, France

Hopping from one area to the other for four months. Meeting people, and exploring new land.

Could it get any better?


At the end of the four months in Europe, Alex and I will then fly South....... Way south.


You guessed it.

South Africa => The Rocklands

Coming back at the beginning of August.

Then starting Graduate School.