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Friday, December 9, 2011

In Afghanistan

For those of you that keep up with my non-climbing life, I am currently in Afghanistan. I clearly am not climbing (not that there aren't rocks) but I am doing a good bit on the hang board. I have my shoes and a hangboard put up in the Tactical Operations Center, or the TOC. I am to 90 degrees on a one arm pull-up, which is a big step up from not being able to lock-off when I first got here. I will keep you guys updated and will put up some pictures of my set up once I get a chance.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I'm Lame

Well, I haven't been keeping up on my climbing in a while but I have been going to PT more regularly now that it is in the morning. That should get me in better shape. Too bad it is now too hot for Hueco. That's ok. I will have a surprise for all of you soon. (I say that as if someone actually reads this.)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Training Again

I finally went to the store and bought some 6" PVC pipe to work on my sloper strength. I attached it to my pull-up bar and can campus up to the rail above it. Not a bad system. I have to set it up in the front door to make it work but that is alright. If I do it that way there is a railing for me to put my feet up on and do targeting workouts. Hopefully I'll get stronger. I'm wanting to go out to Hueco tomorrow but we'll see. It may be too crowded seeing as it's spring break for a lot of people. Just for fun here is an old pic of me at Hostility Boulders on Nerve Damage - V10

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hueco with the Baylor guys.

So, Alex is in Ecuador doing POYi which is the Photo of the Year competition. She is helping to facilitate the competition and most importantly making good connections with people in the photo world. While she was gone I had a few chances to go out and climb with some guys from Baylor. It was a lot of fun and I ended up getting a few new V7s and got really close on some V10s. We'll see how everything goes down but today I am really sore and tired. I'll train tomorrow and wed and see how climbing goes this weekend. Here are some pics from this last week. Also I put up a video of "Be Flat - V4" on youtube if you want to check it out.

Here I am on "Schadenfraud" A really fun V5 in the bottom of Martini Cave

Here is a one finger snag on "Be Flat" as I was trying out different beta for Landon.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rock Rodeo.

So, this past weekend was the Hueco Rock Rodeo. Big names and big brands alike were there. Of course, as always Five Ten was there with a shop set up to loan out tester shoes. Daniel Woods was there as well pulling in a first place win. I climbed harder than I thought but most of their problems were really obscure, not to mention I went with Fort Bliss MWR, and their idea of fun would probably not have been to watch me on a bunch of 7s and 8s. I managed to pull a V8 on warm up roof, but mostly ticked a bunch of 5s. I did all the moves in Better Eat Your Wheaties, so that should hopefully go soon. It's good to be back in the groove of things and climbing hard again. Hopefully Alex will get some pics up soon and I'll put in a link.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Well, I'm back. Basic training was brutal on my climbing but I finally went to Hueco for the first time since I have been in El Paso. I didn't get on much, being that I don't like climbing in the cold, but that's ok. I looked at Chablanke and Diaphanous Sea, to know what I have to work towards, but it should be great to start training again.