Tuesday, January 25


Straight from the crag last thursday, I drove late into the night to Salt Lake City. The ever welcoming Leif and Lindsay Gasch put me up once again and for the next couple days I enjoyed my biannual SLC visit, complete with Liberty Park runs, Sushi, dogs, trade-show happenings and enjoying the company of friends. I finally had a chance to check out Utah's answer to The Spot; The Front Bouldering Gym - which, as I expected, exhibited sound problems and was good for a ass kicking workout. I planned a longer stay and had convinced myself that I'd be able to enjoy some outdoor climbing in the area during this time, however, it quickly became clear that if I was to stick around I would be mostly gym bound... thus I pulled the cord and finished of the drive home after the weekend with a smile ear-to-ear knowing that the Green Bay Packers are headed to the Superbowl.

Zeke made some friends in SLC too
gettin my slide-show on at the Outdoor Retailer last week

Now I'm three days deep into a brutal self induced training schedule that will hopefully be just the right medicine for my ambitions back in the desert. Many of my peers insist that it is purely mental, but I've found that even just a few short weeks of training can make a big difference for my climbing. In that spirit, I'm making the best of my time home before moving out to Las Vegas for the remainder of the season - could not be more stoked!

Just before I left Nevada, I did an interview with my buddy Chris Weidner for his rock climbing column, Wicked Gravity, in the Daily Camera Newspaper - have a look at the interview here. Today I spent the entire morning preparing my slide-show for tomorrow night.. it's coming together really nicely and I'm stoked to share some images and stories from my year of climbing in 2010! I've got a healthy box of Arcteryx, Sportiva, BRC and BCA goodies to raffle out (all raffle benefits will be donated) and there will be free Avery beer while it lasts. See you there!