Wow, it's been a long ass time since I've updated the blog but it's time. Now that I've actually been getting outside more often I have something to talk about on here, HA! Where to begin...
I've made a few trips to various boulderfields surrounding Chatty this season, and here are a few things I've ticked off the list:
LRC - Spanky V8, Grimace V8/9, The Pinch V8, Castaway Dyno V7, Chronic V7, Man Hands V8, and The Wave V6.
Rocktown: Iron Claw V7, Big Bad V8
Dayton: Honeycomb V10, Riverdance V9, Torpedo V7
This past Sunday I checked out the Pep Boys (Cumberland) Boulders with Audrey Robertson. It's a really neat place with a creek running through it and gorgeous sandstone. After warming up and doing a V6/7ish problem leading out of a roof I worked Salo's Roof V9 for 20 minutes or so then did a really cool pocket problem right on the creek that weighs in at about V7. After doing that I snagged the F.A. of the direct line which starts to the left of the original using the main foothold/crimp rail to start. I'm calling it "Huckleberry Finn" V8.
I am officially on spring break & psyched that the forecast for Chatty is looking better because I'm headed down to crush some boulders & crash with Audrey. Some projects on my list include: Western Gold V11, Stankins V11, Lord of the Dance V11, Crazy Craver V11, 7/11 V10, Biggie Shorty V10, Jah Natty V9/10, Bedwetters V9/10, and I Think I Can V9. It's a long list but hopefully I can knock a few of them out this coming week. I'm going to try to get some footy of these problems so if I manage to get anything that's not crap I'll throw it up on the blog.
On a different note, I have been accepted to, and have enrolled at Appalachian State University starting in the fall. I'm really psyched to be moving to Boone! With all the amazing boulders and chill atmosphere, I know I'm going to love it!
Finally, here are some pictures from trips I've taken over the winter: