Hey! This is a video of a girl I don’t even know, but she sent a V2 in the gym and was psyched so she posted it on her blog. It wasn’t outside, it wasn’t V15, and it wasn’t anything crazy. But it’s her progression and she’s stoked! She will remember that stoke in the future when she looks back on this posting.
There are many facets to being a climber but the one thing many of us have in common is the excitement we feel with pushing ourselves and seeing improvement. I believe one becomes a “climber” when they fall in love with the movement and beauty of “climbing,” whatever that may mean to them. Plastic or stone, hobby or sport or lifetime dedication, bouldering or ropes or trad or mountains. It doesn’t matter. Climbing is such a personal thing for every individual. Who can judge another’s choice in how they decide to express that love?
beta-for-veronika, congrats on your V2. Stay psyched :)
Nina Williams aka @sheneenagins sending Flesh Fest V10 at the Satellites! #bouldering #boulder #rockclimbing #rocklust @mountaingirls #fiveten #vxi #adidas #adidasoutdoor #asanaclimbing #asana #climbing
Another great day outside! Two more classic mini-proj’s for the win at the Satellite Boulders; Turning Point and Flesh Fest. I had one prior session on these but it was freezing out… The warm weather worked to my advantage today. Good start to the springtime! :)
I am digging these Five Ten VXi’s. The Mi6 rubber is soft and sticky, and they redesigned the prototype heel so it’s similar to the Dragons. The did well on plastic tonight, I’m psyched to throw them on some real rock at the Basin tomorrow!
Topping out all three Finals problems from the Dogpatch comp! Beau, Michael O’Rourke and I decided last-minute to go to San Francisco for this and it definitely paid off. Mike and I both got first and had a blast the whole time. Plus I got to hang out with my Uncle Dave, yay!
Giant lollipop trophy = huge plus. I will be going back to this gym for sure, it is AWESOME!
Got first at the Dogpatch Finals today with Michael O’Rourke, took home 1k each for CO woohoo!! This mini-trip to Cali turned out great :) now back to Colorado in the morning. But not before a little celebration… ;D
Also a big shout-out to Austin Cheung for hookin’ us up at his baller restaurant yesterday and making his first Finals today!! Congrats man!! ^_^
If you happen to be walking around your local Whole Foods, make sure to grab a copy of Origin Magazine and peep the Adidas Outdoor athletes it’s featuring! I wrote a little blurb about how I focus during climbing and how I build my confidence.
Sure, it’s not a big deal. We climb rocks. First world problems. But if we already acknowledge that climbing, though a trivial pursuit in the grand scheme of ‘bigger things to get pissed about,’ is what is important to us, then we all are definitely allowed to hold [climbing] symbols sacred. I suppose it’s kind of a funny dichotomy we climbers hold. We trivialize and belittle our own activity even as we design our whole lives around it.
By Spenser Tang-Smith, The RV Project, about the erasure of the lighting bold on Midnight Lighting, Yosemite (F.A. Ron Kauk, chalk lighting bolt first drawn by John Bachar)