Barnardsville @ nite

Went out to the Barnardsville boulder again on Wednesday with Robert, and Josh and Chris were there when we arrived. It got dark pretty soon after we arrived, but we set up some lanterns and got some cool night shots. Here's one of the best, of Josh on the way overhanging backside of the boulder with Chris standing by:


Back at it

About a month ago i totally bottomed out energy-wise from too much training for Purgatory (5.13a). I never did send the route, party due to temps getting too warm and partly due to breaking a hold in the crux at the end of the season (and probably partly cuz it's hard!). I actually lost 5 pounds in the training process, which is a lot when you're 6 feet tall and only weigh 160 to start with. Anyway, I ended up having to take about 3 weeks to a month off of training, and i spent a lot of the weekends doing fun laid back stuff like going to Table Rock with my girlfriend, Melissa. I'm just now getting back on the training routine (though I've modified it) and started climbing a bit hard again. This Sunday I went to the Barnardsville boulder with Howie and Ben. It's a fun place...but you've gotta be a V6 climber to get much out of it. I got a couple of cool shots of Howie and Ben on the sick roof on the frontside of the boulder:


Picture on Climbing.com

I just saw that one of my images has turned up on Climbing.com (thanks for the heads up, Zach!). Very cool. It's a pic of Dave Sharrat sending his new 5.14b route The Bad in Hickory Nut Gorge. Dave also climbed the crack to the left of the route, and it's a 5.13+ trad line called The Good. See the whole article here


College days

I'll be posting more about the last few weekends soon, but I wanted to post these pictures a friend sent me from climbing in Boone during my first year of college...in the late 90s! Thanks to Matt Bielejeski for sending these images my way (and for the nostalgia)...