Monday, December 21, 2009


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


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

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


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!