Here’s a quick climbing update before I fly down to Hueco Tanks next Friday:
- It’s Canada – it’s winter – I’ve touched real rock 3 times in seven months. The 2009 version of Dave would be seriously disappointed. I think I’m gonna cry when I reach the chains on North Mountain on Jan 19th.
- I took two weeks off climbing over Christmas and had a cold for one week. It’ll only be two weeks of training before I arrive in Hueco and I’m quite scared that I won’t be ready. The past two sessions have been BAD but last night was slightly better. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
- My great friend Adam Seely just climbed Acid Wash in Bishop California. This is his first V10 and everyone at teamheerema is incredibly proud of him. He never gets discouraged and is very dedicated to bouldering. Nobody deserves this more than him and I’m very excited. Phil, Graham, JM, Leanna… they all say congratulations Seely.
- I have been on the campus board a lot at Altitude lately and last night I repeated my personal best achieved in March 2009. I completed 1-5-8.5 on 22cm spaced medium-sized metolius rungs at 17 degrees overhanging. This is a big deal for me and it’s equal to Ben Moon’s accomplishment in the film The Real Thing. I’m really excited. I’ll freak if I can do 1-5-9 one day on that board.
- This weekend (Saturday) I will be judging the finals in the route climbing competition at Altitude.
What’s everyone else been up to?