Fun times this weekend wit @carlodenali,@jon_cardwell, and @sroyho up in rifle canyon and the fortress. Carlo and I drove out sat morning and hit the canyon first, dispatching 'Magnetar' (8b)(13d), then cruised over to the fortress in the afternoon to meet up with the other dudes. After the 45 min hike in the blazing sun we arrived to Jon giving a send burn on the first pitch of this mega proj he and Carlo bolted. He made some good links and will take down soon. Carlo and I tried this old @tommycaldwell proj to the left of kryptonite. Carlo previously cleaned and tried this line so was ready to attack. After about 50 feet of choss-o-neering (like sketchy runout approach... handle with care) the real climbing starts. First bloc is a funky v8 to a set of good holds. From here you do a 13 move v11 sequence, shake on some poor holds, then execute the final v8 to the chains. Amazing rock, grips, and moves on this one!!! Carlo made the FA dubbin it 'Mask Off' and it feels 8c/+? I climbed the route right after. Stoked for some more sport action!! Photo by @jon_cardwell@thenorthface@evolvusa@petzl_official@organicclimbing@frictionlabs@gnarlynutrition
Just climbed at the boulder WC here in Meiringen, Swizz. It's been a while since I have done one of these overseas. The level of competition has dramatically increased over the years. Just a few mistakes will have you out of semis or finals. I tried hard but it wasn't good enough. The blocs were well set and had a good time/learned some stuff. Here is a vid that @boilerroomclimbing took of me on men's quali #4. Will do another in Japan and then the one in vail, so hopefully those go better... but nowadays it is such a gamble. Inspiring to watch @shaunacoxsey dominate and take gold along with @fujii_kokoro.
Stoked to meet up with @editbeats last night (1/3 @theglitchmob) and watch him play a dirty set at The Black Box in Denver. Dude throws down both in the music world and climbing world! Keep doin your thing man!!!!! Respect 🙌🙏
Fun times at the 10th master de bouldering comp in Santiago, Chile. 5,000 people showed up to watch us throw down. Energy was high and problems were well set. I ended up taking 4th. Congrats to @alexandermegos for taking the win, @kilifish for 2nd, and @faculangbehn 3rd. shout out to @thenorthface and @thenorthfacechile for powering the event and all the route setters and organizers who made it come to life. Not an easy task to take on. Photo by @csylvia508@evolvusa
Been training 1 arm open hand dead hangs on the beastmaker's center edge (3/4 pad). First set (video here) is 10 sec with 25 lb or 11.3 kg. Next 4 sets is 7 secs... do this both hands obviously. I take a 2 min break in between each set. @sanuk#smilepassiton@frictionlabs#training