July until December: Not much climbing. Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Nerve damage resulting in limp left arm and super painful thumb. Knee problems from previous climbing accident many many years ago. Oh. And super fat! Not to mention over working grumpy guy! …. 2020 is just about here! Let’s try that again!
We didn’t have a whole lot of time yesterday, but we did manage to hit up Metcalfe rock in the beaver valley for a few short hours. Mid week. How awesome. Of course the bugs are were in full swing after wet days and then warm weather. The dirty parts of Metcalfe (which of course … Read more
After many years of saying no I hate crowds, I finally made it to the Gunks. Partly because Chris had already committed to purchasing a yearly Mohonk Preserve pass (it arrived in the mail) and partly because he booked a spot at the Alpine Club Campsite for a few days. Along with his offer to drive … Read more
What a horrible couple of weeks! My Evolv Defys have obliterated. They were getting old. Both pairs. And I’ve been trying not to buy climbing shoes for years because it’s always such a pain in the ass. However, I had to bite the bullet. I tried numerous shoes from numerous manufacturers in numerous sizes before … Read more
Back in 2011 I sent an email trip report to some close climbing buddies. Alex was looking through some old emails when he found this little gem. Enjoy! Before heading to the Adirondacks for the Canada long weekend to meet with tomb, John5, and SuperCow, I read the following passage from Selected Climbs in the … Read more
I’ll admit that my major weakness in climbing is climbing itself. This is true of a lot of us. When you head to a climbing gym you don’t see too many people with good climbing technique. At the crag it’s worse! Many of us resort to huffing and puffing as we contort our bodies and … Read more
2017 wasn’t a bad year for climbing. However, there weren’t many trips to far off destinations. I guess work (or lack of) gets in the way and you’re either down on money or time. However, Chris (my regular climbing partner) and myself made significant progress in improving our skills and pushing grades. I’ve been rock … Read more