Wednesday, March 23


The Red River Rendezvous went off well despite some kinda heinous conditions. I taught a Redpointing 101 clinic on Saturday and had a blast with a killer group of motivated climbers. We ran ropes up the entire crag, endured some gnarly wind and straight up had a great time hanging out. I was thoroughly impressed with how psyched everyone was and it seemed like everyone made tremendous strides in just a day. Stoked!

the BEST group!

LaSportiva was there demoing a fleet of great shoes as always and there was a healthy crew of ambassadors representing! Big thank you to Sportiva for bringing me out to this event and getting me involved. We raised money for the accessfund and got hundreds of stoked climbers out for a couple days of great clinics. Hope everyone had a killer time!

putting a cleaning on 'em

regal Zeke

Last week I got out to one of the newest Red Rock additions, the Secret 13 wall. This beautiful wall exhibits the highest concentration of hard sport routes, including the two hardest, in the Park. It's a rad hang, far from crowds and road noise, and the routes are super enjoyable. It's about 50-70 feet of generally very consistently bouldery climbing on aesthetic albeit fragile sandstone. I warmed up on a bouldery little 13a called 'DNA', before checking out the wicked and sustained 'You Are What You Is' 13b, 'Ambushed' 13a and finishing the day on my favorite of the group, the compression problem 'Go 100' 13b. It was great day of onsighting at a seriously cool new crag.

BEAU is in the house

big crew in town

A bunch of great friends made their way out here for the festival and monday night we had an awesome night out on the strip, celebrating a successful Rendezvous before everyone took off for home. This week I'm hopeful to finish up some business and then I'm potentially headed out to Bishop and Owen's for a couple days with my homeboy Kevin Jorgeson and Andy Mann... we'll see!

view from the XS...

A passing storm left a blanket of snow on the foothills and was responsible for the adverse weather over the weekend, but now we're emerging and the forecast is looking perfect. I've spent the last couple of cold and windy days out trying to make the best of it, and somehow managed to put down 'Yoshimi Battles' 13d at Red Rock yesterday whilst suffering from a hangover and a severe lack of sleep... geezzz Vegas. This route put up quite a fight though - a wicked long move, nice edges, bouldery and brutal.. I even broke a key hold on one burn.. I was stoked to send.