Well it’s now been close to a month since I’ve climbed. 3 weeks and 4 days. My finger is looking better, sort of like the color of a new born mouse, which is a slightly better hue than the freshly boiled Beetroot it was last week. I did my first dead-hang session last night and things went smoothly, so I hope to climb on the woody tonight or tomorrow. The funny thing about dead hangs is that they are boring as all hell. They really are. There is nothing exciting about dead-hangs. Well actually, that’s a lie, the exciting thing is that they work. Nobody said training for climbing is going to be a fun filled adventure, but it’s certainly effective. I’m super stoked about my latest board, I’ve pumped out this thing that makes my arms burn, my core work and my head strong. Someday (very soon) I am going to release it to the public and see if we can’t all get worked together. Maybe then it won’t be so dull. Sa-Weeet, that gets me stoked.
Another thing that gets me stoked is bouldering, and bouldering in Hueco Tanks especially. To celebrate the return of my crippled finger I have booked a flight to Texas. I’m leaving one week today. Although I don’t expect to climb all too hard, I do expect to see some radical cool peeps, to watch the sun set, to have a roaring fire, to drink American Beer and to climb fun problems until my arms fall off, and maybe if I’m lucky I can shoot some guns. I’ll leave you with some more visuals of one of the great problems in Hueco, Martini Roof (right) V12. I did the left version (V10) about 2 years ago, on my second or third try, but never invested much energy into the right version. My buddy Lev stuck around for an extra week and sent the classic dream line and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous. Here is a picture of a friend of ours, I can’t for the life of me seem to recall his name, but he was giving the crux one hell of a shakedown, good guy (crappy shoes), photo’s turned out well too…
More photos and video of Hueco coming soon on here, so stay tuned if you’re into it.
On a side note, today Climbing Magazine launched a slide show from my trip to India back in January, February and March. It’s mostly pictures, you can visit them at climbing.com.
And, on another side note, our WACKY friends over at Pimp World just published an interview I did. I’m pretty sure I was not sober when this took place, but I could be wrong. Hope you enjoy. www.pimpinandcrimpin.com