Posts tagged "Climbing"
A new perspective

A new perspective

After vis­it­ing the place many times over rough­ly a year and a half and climb­ing there for near­ly as long, the one thing that was miss­ing from my Bernal expe­ri­ence was actu­al­ly climb­ing up the whole damn thing. Well check that off my list in a most pleas­ant way. We picked one of the clas­sic and relaxed mul­ti-pitch...
Where not to climb

Where not to climb

Every­thing looked good until the rope start­ed to bump the wasp nest on the way down from the anchor. Guess that is an active nest after all… I didn’t have the big lens with me, but the grow­ing swarm of wasps was quite evi­dent, and they seemed agi­tat­ed. Good thing there are plen­ty of oth­er...
Winning is a lot of fun

Winning is a lot of fun

With trep­i­da­tion I went to the Fes­ti­val Inter­na­cional Sal­va el Diente this week­end out­side of Guadala­jara. After a late arrival, I wasn’t sure how I was going to be feel­ing for the 10k trail race ear­ly on Sat­ur­day morn­ing, but I just want­ed to run as a part of my marathon train­ing (which is only three weeks away!). I wel­comed the oppor­tu­ni­ty to run on trails,...
Power through it

Power through it

If I can’t climb on the week­end, then I can at least pow­er through some work.
Getting ready

Getting ready

Best watched on repeat. chalk­ing-up2 from Karen M on Vimeo.
Almost a complete set

Almost a complete set

After climb­ing in Sala­man­ca, Gua­na­ju­a­to yes­ter­day, I think that I’m just miss­ing one of the “local” crags — those with­in say an hour to an hour and a half away — before I have the com­plete set. The miss­ing locale is an old crater and sup­posed to be nice, but we’ll have to see how it com­pares to...
Local Crag Thursday

Local Crag Thursday

In which Sarah and I take a late-after­noon jaunt out the crag for some train­ing on real rock. Also, the gym was closed.
Local Crag Sunday (Issue #5b)

Local Crag Sunday (Issue #5b)

In which Sarah and I meet a new climb­ing crew (go blog pow­er!) and have a bush-whack­ing back­track adven­ture before get­ting to the pret­ty, pret­ty routes. Karen has a pow­er lead day, albeit on noth­ing hard­er than prob­a­bly a 10b, but still has a great day on lead even through anoth­er blaz­ing hot day prob­a­bly over 30ºC. I was just sav­ing those three...
(Pre-)Local Crag Sunday (Issue #5a)

(Pre-)Local Crag Sunday (Issue #5a)

In which it real­ly is just too hot to climb prop­er­ly, but Sarah and I have a great time bik­ing our way out to the local crag and near­ly kill Bil­lie the dog. Bil­lie is a troop­er though, and recov­ers while Sarah and I suf­fer through a few routes. All is well though, and real­ly we were just sav­ing our strength...
Semana Santa 2012 - talk about a good Friday.

Semana Santa 2012 — talk about a good Friday.

Last year’s East­er week was in town dur­ing train­ing and I kept myself occu­pied explor­ing the cul­tur­al side of the fes­tiv­i­ties in a very Catholic coun­try. So, I didn’t feel the need to do that again, and I was hop­ing for a climb­ing trip. I was feel­ing frus­trat­ed that every­one seemed to have excit­ing plans and with myself for not just...
Still trying

Still trying

Scary for sure.
The body and mind

The body and mind

They are will­ing, but the skin can­not hold — in the But­ter­milks. I made much bet­ter progress on a project (Solar­i­um, V4) in the Hap­pys yes­ter­day. I very near­ly had it, but the top slop­er was just a bit too slip­pery in the hot after­noon sun.