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Friday, September 26, 2008

Bull Creek

I found out tonight that there was a bouldering place within 10 minutes of the REI in Austin. I was meeting some people there today and I decided to clim a little. Messing around became climbing and I got on some problems there. I flashed a few hard problems but I didn't know any of their names or ratings. I went back to REI and looked in Austin Rock and I actually Flashed a V9 named Viagra. I also Flashed a V6 called Xanax and some V4 Dyno problem. Pretty psyched. Here is me on the V6.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I was watching Dosage III today at work and I discovered something kinda funny. I went to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and forgot a crashpad so they let me borrow one. The pad Sharma was sitting infront of right after he sent king lion was the same pad. It had a hand drawn sun on it. Kinda cool I thought.
Dyno Comps are fun. I have a dyno set at the Rock and it's about even with the world record. Needless to say I haven't done it. One day though. I found this little snipit on my computer so I thought i'd share it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

So Channel Cat and Kung Fool are slain...for now, until the sit start. The great thing is that I got a picture of it. I'm also pretty sure that next time I go back to tonks there will be no trees left. They're clearing out all the trees on the other side above the left band. Kinda annoying.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another day gone.

It's amazing how much working at a climbing wall interferes with climbing. I was going to go climbing this weekend, probably all weekend, and I have training. Granted it is AMGA climbing wall instructor certification but it is still taking up all my climbing time.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


So I am getting just a little further on the V12 in the Gym. Haven't stuck the crux but I've done a lot more than I expected. Pretty psyched.

Monday, September 15, 2008


You will not believe how effective a strenuous campus workout can be until you push it as hard as you can. Last night i did and today I can't climb anything. I went into the rock and climbed for about 30 minutes and decided my time was better spent elsewhere...Like on the couch blogging. Sooooo Tiiiiiired. BTW climb on bar rocks.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sad Day

So...Ham Creek Park is actually Hostility Boulders. Oh well. That's the bad news. The good news however is that the "FA" that I got out there, that i rated an 8 was rated that by the actual guys who got the FA. So that means my internal rating system isn't as skewed as i thought.

P.S. Here is a picture after the send.

Lead Climbing

Good News. I can still lead climb. I haven't really led in a long time. Yesterday I went into teh rock and Led a 12b first try clean. It felt good to be pumped again on rope without having to climb 20 routes. Over gripping can kill your forearms. (plus im a little rusty with my clipping.) Regardless it felt great.

Friday, September 12, 2008


So...the trip was a success. I headed out to Tonks with Andrew Wooldridge and Landon McNeely. Andrew got a real fun V3+ and Flashed a V2+. Unfortunately Landon got close on both but didn't quite get either. I finally got on Le Ceil the V9. It is a great problem. Got it 4th go! Pretty Psyched. Amazingly I also got the first ascent of a project aptly named mono project. All in all a good evening.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Channel Cat

So I am successful in setting and sending channel cat low in the gym. Of course it can never be exactly like the real thing but i am confident that I have set a problem adequate enough to send my Tonkawa Nemesis.

Schools Out

So...this year round I have no class on tuesday or thursday needless to say I'm Psyched. Tonkawa Falls twice a week. Wait...why am I here I should be climbing. Later.