A bit of followup on last week’s Spring Break edition of News & Notes. Here are a few more links for you to check out:
- Many of you are no doubt following Jamie Emerson’s updates from Europe on his trip with Ryan Olson and Angie Payne. However, somewhat lost in the double digit shuffle has been Jason Pinto who is the 4th member of their crew. His blog is not updated as often as Jamie’s, but he has some more Swizzy pictures that will leave your tips sweating and have you checking prices on flights to Europe. Peep his blogsite!
Dave Graham’s Coup De Grace (5.15a, unrepeated)
Photo: Jason Pinto
- Luke, who I had the pleasure of meeting at ABS Nationals, spent spring break with his girlfriend Lizzy out at Indian Creek. He has some good insights on what it is like to climb there with a partner that has a completely different hand size.
Photo: Dream In Vertical Blog
I mentioned last week about Ty Landman cleaning up in SoCal brother Jeff and Harry Robertson, but I failed to mention that Jon Cardwell was along for the trip as well. Jon also repeated Matt Birch’s Somewhere in Time and agreed with Ty’s downgrade to V12. For more info check out Ty’s trip report and Jon’s trip report. Also check out the new Vegas Bouldering blog for a few more pictures from their leg in Vegas.
Ty Landman attempting Ethan Pringle’s Wet Dream (V12). He didn’t send but Jon Cardwell did pull off the 2nd ascent.
Photo: Vegas Bouldering
whenever i see pictures of the pros climbing, i’m always amazed by the well-paddedness of their adventures. it’s no knock on them, but does suggest i need a) more pads or b) more friends with pads. having to get the first 5 moves on a problem totally wired so i can move the pad to the ‘other’ crux…um…. sucks.
Thanks for the link about our trip to the creek. It was amazing to go do some hard crack climbing. There is a great video of Honnold on MVM right now talking about the creek. You really need a ton of endurance!
No problem. That video is pretty cool, I especially like the part where he gets stuck upside down.