Sunday, January 17, 2010

I have seen the future...And it's scary as hell!

Yesterday I spent the whole day at the Youth Regional abs finals volunteering as a judge.  I watched some strong kids pull down on some sick problems and was truly blown away by the display of talent and level of comprehension some of the climbers possesed.  There used to be some negative stuff written here too...Kick ass time nothing negative. Good luck to the competitors who made it to nationals

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chatt. Nasty

I didn't pick the name I'm just along for the ride.  Today was the first climbing competition hosted by UTC's brand spankin new Chatt Nasty climbing Team (club sport).  There was a decent turn out for the comp and a few folks still strong enough afterwords to participate in a dyno comp.  I competed in the advanced catagory finishing 3rd.  I wasted much of my time working some tough problems I never completed but the 4 I did get put me on the metaphorical podium (they score you based on your top 5 climbs).  It was a great event and they managed to raise a few bucks for the team.  Big thanks for all the guys (and Rachel) who set for the comp. Hopefully I'll snag some of the pics and video Drew shot, check back in a few days.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter Precip.

Little kids pray for snow days to get them out of school, and skiing and snowboarding are two of the greatest things known to man, however, we were bouldering today. Got home right as Zack pulled into the driveway, giving me just enough time to grab my camera and a crash pad and go right back out the door. The rocks were wet and the cold made touching the rock as appealing as hitting your own hand with a mallet. Not to be discouraged, there were still some strong folks trying the shield V11 and Zack got some solid burns on Deception V7. It was cold and wet but a day outside is almost always better than one inside.

Monday, January 4, 2010


I lead an active life and for the past few months have been piecing together my plans for the next year, which as many of you know involve leaving my home town of Chattanooga, TN. I am creating this blog to provide a window into my life as a climber, skier, raft guide, and outdoor enthusiest in general and to keep those interested, up to date on my plans as they come together. Hope you enjoy.