Tuesday, September 22

end of the road (for now)

Here I am, SouthBound on I-25 with Denver on the horizon. Solid five weeks on the road wrapped. I love this life. Always in transition, always something to look forward to, always a new zone, new friends and new climbing just around the bend. Every morning I wake up and feel grateful, motivated, stoked. The last several weeks have been especially exciting, as we trucked across the Pacific North West and back down to Idaho and Wyoming. I'll let the pictures do the talking:

Smith Rocks. I made it up this incredible arete in some horrendous heat. Loved every terrifying moment of it.. 'Spank the Monkey' 13d R. So damn good.

Homeboy Boone Speed gave us an incredible Portland tour, drinking and food but also the local crags. 'FreakShow' 14a was definitely worth the visit. 

City of Rocks, Idaho. So amazing. Ari on 'Fido' 11c. 

We trad climbed, sport climbed and bouldered every day in the City. Not many places in the world that you can do that and stay on top quality climbing. Here I'm pictured doing 'Tres Huecos' V12.

Idaho Mountain Fest. One of the best events in the country without a doubt... 

Beau Stuart climbs 'Demon Daze' V10, a stunner. 

Yellowstone. Almost too much beauty to absorb in just a long day. I had already been twice but I was still left completely speechless. 

That's a wrap on an amazing road trip with this girl...  
Now, it's time to shift gears and prepare for the fall and winter. Six weeks of training. Starting tomorrow... stoked. Ready for the pain. 

In the meantime, I've got tons of events on the Horizon ---> 

Arcteryx is opening a Brand Store this weekend in Denver. This is going to be awesome. 

I will be doing a live interview / Q and A  -- something a little different for me -- with my friends over at Neptune Mountaineering on October 1 at 8pm. Stoked. 

Lastly (at least for the next few weeks) I am doing the ROCK Project event with the Access Fund in Denver the weekend of the 3rd. This is a super cool project and an event that I'm very excited to be a part of.

Catch me at one of these awesome event!