Pages

Monday, December 21, 2009

Progression

Today was my first day back climbing in the gym.. I worked on easy stuff and only tried 1 or 2 harder lines to give my shoulder a chance to reacquaint with tugging. Not much new has happened just taking it easy working on new training ideas and working on Governor Stables stuff. For those of you who don't know GS will be reopening mid winter and the work is in full swing to get things moving for a grand opening sometime in February or March.. FINGERS CROSSED.
On a side note Chet put up some new media from our trip to DIXIE awhile ago. Thanks so much Dan and Patrick for showing us around the area and keeping it really fresh finding new lines all the time! I wouldn't be the same without you guys.



Friday, December 18, 2009

Snow......

I am making progress with my shoulder.. only one light day of climbing this week and the pain has ceased, now it only gives me problems when i try and do powerful moves with my left arm. Tomorrow we are going to be getting some snow possibly 12inches. Some friends found some new rock (new to us) near Dixie so if the snow is not bad in the morning i am going for a hike to see what i can find. I cant wait to see new rock to keep the motivation from my trip going. here is a quick vid Chetroy put together of our first trip to Ghost town!! Check his site out www.chetroy.com.



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rehab

Rehab is always a challenge. Shutting down the part of me that wants more than anything to get out and be active drives me crazy. I am lucky that my injury is not serious, its really just 4 or 5 days off and I should be back to in it. Looking forward, I have the winter burn comp at PRG on Jan 9.. should be a good time other than that its really cold so climbing outside is less appealing but, i might head out to whiskey on saturday morning for a quick sesh if my shoulder is feeling ok. Here is a slide show Rabbi put together from the trip.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dirty South

Just got back from a trip to visit Ronnie and tug in the Chattanooga area. The trip was really fun but didn't do much climbing. The first day was perfect weather and I was feeling strong at the dayton roof but after that the weather got cold and I injured my left shoulder along with loosing a ton of skin on my rest day trying dragon slayer at LRC. I walked away from this trip learning some valuable lessons about listening to my body and staying positive when life has got you down. All in all we climbed maybe 20 boulder problems. This marks my first bad climbing trip and it made me super motivated to get even stronger and do what i love to do most... Climb!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

wait, wait

Not much has happened with my climbing until recently.. I had a bad bought of pneumonia that has stuck with me for about 6 weeks now but recently i have been feeling better and making progress again. We have been hitting up Ghost town an area in western pa with rad sandstone. I was fortunate enough to get inside beta to one of the coolest boulders in pa the reaper boulder located in the Ghost town forest. Got the second ascent of the sit version of reaper roof(first go) clocking in at 9/10 and managed to get the second on a line i helped establish on the same boulder probably hitting the 10/11 range. That one was by far the cooler line but also a little more tricky. Figuring out the beta took me a little but got it done in the end. no pics but check www.chetroy.com for some footage of our first visit and maybe some more media coming up this week.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New England Ho!

It's late but official... One day till departure.  I am heading north for 5 days to check out the scene in Rumney, Pawtuckaway and Great Barrington.  Seems like we might sneak in before the black fly season.. I hope. Either way its gonna be a killer trip.  I come home on wednesday to work and make some money then its off to the new for the Rendezvous..  SICK! Big week ahead of me and I am ready for the change of scenery.  I will update the old blog when I get a chance after tomorrow.  Peace, love and grease, to the north east!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Gunks

Last Thursday I made the trip to the Gunks to try and bag a few classic problems before the summer starts.  The forecast called for rain but we gambled that we (Gus, Travis and Myself) would be able to climb without getting rained out.  Turns out we were right.  

We started the day off by warming up and getting right to business on Karajo and New Pair of Glasses.  Quick sends and amazing problems, fun moves to good holds and friendly on the skin.  Next we went down to Crouching Dragon.  I have had my eyes on this problem since my first trip (this was trip three) but never got on it the first trip and gave it 3 tries at the end of the day last time.  This past trip I was sure that I would give it some solid attempts and maybe walk away with two hard sends for the day.  Travis and I warmed up on Dragon Turns (v9) which is the stand and got to business.  I was finding it hard to stick the first reach but Travis made quick work of it and in about an hour almost sent falling short of the lip jug....  Damn Son!  I got some inspiration and tried two more times but it wasn't the day.  In any case it was a great effort on both of our parts and I am sure we will see a send next trip.  Next we went to the Buddha so Gus could send and send he did.  

I snagged some good shots of him trying but no send shot...  The rest of the day we explored some more of the Gunks bouldering checking out, Venus and Scorpio, Jaboo, Box Car, Ghengis Kahn, Gass Chamber and some others.  It was a great day.  Here are some pics.  Maybe video to come.







Monday, April 27, 2009

Triple H

Hazy, Hot and Humid...  Central PA has been getting slammed with hot weather the past week...  90's..  My climbing has taken a back seat to school but I am happy to announce that I graduate on Saturday!!!  I am really looking forward to the rope season and one last crushin trip to the Gunks before summer kicks into full swing.  On the climbing side of things I have taken some small day trips hear and there but not really with any send ambition...  to hot.  Recently I got reacquainted with some classic moderates in the area and have really enjoyed the down time.  Thursday should be a really fun trip to the Gunks and I will keep you all updated. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Update

I have been really busy with school but, I am done in two weeks!!!!  Climbing has been going good but I have not had much time to work on any of my projects.  My eyes are set on snagging the FA of Keyhole sit at gretna before the humidity hits the north east...  Went out over the weekend and sent Kundalini a great v8 arete and had a chill day.  Video to come soon.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Masterpiece

Yesterday went to gretna to get footage of kyle climbing one of the best 10's at gretna.  Here is a video of what went down.  I have some pics that I might put up sometime this week.  I am heading back to Shippensburg to finish my last 6 weeks of school so I will update this blog when I can.

video

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Gretna

Headed to Gretna today.  Here is a photo of Wilson on the classic arete at whiskey yesterday. more to come later.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Second post of the day!?

After reading pauls blog i decided to start a tick list for the year..  Only seemed natural to pick up some habits from one of the strongest boulderers and make them my own.  As for now my preliminary tick list is short but this is a good start.

PA:
Mocanaqua project
Whiskey Project Dos
Masterpiece
Dark Crystal
K-A tony start

Gunks:
Euphoria 
Crouching Dragon
Dwarf Toss
others to come soon;

WV:
Butterfly Arete
Wave left (not sure of name)
Pentagon
others to come soon;

South:
Everything at Lilly, LRC and Hp40

pics to come soon of my trip to whiskey today.

Training

Today is a training day.  As much as training sucks it seems like a necessity when I cant climb.  I split my index finger open yesterday on Rebel sit but not before I managed a send.  My plan is to take today off from climbing but maybe run and do some core exercise to keep the mojo rolling.  I have had a really productive two weeks.  Recently it seems like every time I make it out to one of my projects I have managed to send.  Climbing has been going really good for me lately.  I hope to keep the juice rolling and maybe tick two more of my projects this week...  Masterpiece Mockery, and Dark Crystal both lines are classic.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Squirrel

Went to Squirrel with Gault and Colby today.  Weather was perfect and the temps were great for sending and sending we did. We started on a block that I had never climbed on before, one of the first as you enter the boulder field.  We did two warm ups both really cool then we headed for rebel sit v11..  Travis looked promising on it and made quick work of the mono move which is my crux but fell at the end... RATS! I was not to sure if I was gonna send because the mono move is a really big move and I had to jump too it.  Luckily I snagged the mono move on one of my last attempts and it was really easy for me from there.  I am not sure if 11 is an appropriate grade but I could see it being an 11 in some places or a 10 in others.  Grades are always a downer. Other news, we did some more exploration at the Mocanaqua boulders and found some rad new stuff.  We did a handful of climbs there that ranged from v2 to v7..  not sure on the names or specific grades but it was really fun.  Until next time.  As for me I am on a cross training diet for the next two to three days to heal a split tip I sustained from rebel. No Gunks this weekend for me but, maybe going to Gretna to send Masterpiece.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Another Dollar

Cold weather is finally on its way out of central PA.  Tomorrow we are scheduled to make a return visit up north to Mocanaqua.  I am really excited about the low start to the wave boulder "project".  Feelin a possible send tomorrow.  I plan on taking an easy day to make sure that I am completely fresh for tomorrow however, tonight I am doing a mini sesh at my friends Dan and Patrick's home wall.  Probably one of the best I have climbed on.  Should be really fun to tug with em again.  All this pullin on plastic makes me miss rock more than ever..  Until tomorrow.  Here is a visual of the wave boulder.



Not a great shot but that is what you get from a cell phone camera.  We are well prepared this time with video cameras and more film than you can shake a stick at.  On a side note we hope to plot GPS coordinates for the boulders to start and compile a mini guide for future exploration. We have an iPhone and a Garmin GPS so we should be able to put something together.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cold Weather

Today was supposed to be another day at Mocanaqua but the weather is not agreeing.  Yesterday was a short training day but was productive at the gym.  Today I plan on going back to the nasium and training in the evening after I finish my school work.  Here is a photo of me s sending my obsession at Whiskey "Divide Before Nothingness" v11. 


Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Everywhere

We got about 3 inches of snow today so climbing outside is def. out.  Can't wait to get back to whiskey and get footage of Dived before nothingness for the chetroy blog.  Today is gonna be a training day at the Climbnasium.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Whiskey

Yesterday, I made it out to whiskey and finally sent Divide before nothingness.  Really excited to send, its been on my mind for a long time.  Our new beta might drop the grade a little.