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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.