Winters are rough. In past years I've managed to get out from time to time (weather depending) for the occasional pitch in between months of plastic climbing, but unfortunately my options in the front range are running thin, as is my motivation to climb indoors or freeze my ass off. Now that I have the freedom and an increasing amount of resources I'm adamant to resist the winter lull and get out. I realized that If I really want to go after this rock climbing thing I'm going to have to chase the sun (or the shade - season depending) and stay climbing on new terrain year round. Thankfully, I'm very passionate about traveling and always ready for an adventure.
And so begins this one... I'm on my way back to Las Vegas for an extended stay. I'll be hanging around and checking out everything the area has to offer until it gets too hot. As I wrote last month during my visit, the community and lifestyle out here are rad. I'm super psyched!
Before taking off early this morning I was filling my days continuing to fight this brutal cold, set some quality routes at the BRC and get some solid training in. As a result I'm finally well, have a few more dollars in my pocket and I'm fit and ready for some burl.. just right. I also did a radio interview last week along with Adam Scheer of climbinghouse.com, which is posted below.. have a listen if you've got some time to kill.
good ol' Sport Climbing!!
I put together a short essay highlighting a (very) brief history of Sport Climbing in America to accompany a really nice series of Andy Mann images featured on the Climbing.com website that can be found here. While I'm in the Vegas area, I'll be holding it down for LaSportiva and preparing for a clinic and / or slide-show at the upcoming Red Rock Rendezvous next month, which is rumored to be a rad event - super excited to check it out. Otherwise I'll be cragging like an animal, and hopefully getting some hard rock climbing done. Stay tuned!