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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Keep'n On

Keep'n On from Denver Bouldering on Vimeo.

Video from the other day at Clear Creek. Yes this is highball. I know it does not look like one. What you do not see under those pads, is a deep pit of doom. If you fall and go through the pads you will most likely snap something in your leg. I am hoping to build up the landing and make it safer.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Psyched


I have been getting outside a lot lately trying to get back into outdoor shape for the upcoming summer season. Today I got outside with Matt L., Matt M., and T.J. and Julian. Our main goal was to check out this sweet new highball. It should be a great addition to the Front Range when it goes. Good links were being made until Matt broke a crucial hold off up high. The hold that broke was a crimp that was important to help setup for the big move out left. Now the move has to be done with a match down low and a big move to a bad hold on the arete. There is also still a really small crimp to use where the holds was but it makes the move a lot harder.
On the other side of this problem. There is an amazing clean face with a death landing. After today there is a stand start that goes around V5 and a lower start that is around V7.
I am psyched to get back and finish this project. Stay tuned for more pictures and videos.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Video

Matthews Winters Park from Denver Bouldering on Vimeo.



Here is a short video I made of Matus climbing at Matthews Winters Park.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Getting Back into it

Setting, setting and more setting is the name of the game for me lately. I have been setting at least four days a week the past few weeks. I feel I am getting this down to a science and I feel my routes and boulder problems are becoming better by the day.
I have also started to coach the kids team at the Lakewood Rec. Center. Coaching the team is getting me psyched on wanting to push myself again. I had lost some of my motivation recently due to the job hunt and finishing school. Watching these kids climb provides great motivation. Watching them just attack a route or boulder problem with everything until they are at the top is inspiring to say the least. I am training harder to finally finish off those Mt. Evans climbs and get some revenge at Battle in the Bubble in May.
The other day to kick off my training I did the following:
60 Pull-ups-6 sets of 10
50 Push-ups-3 minutes and 13 seconds
3x4's-I ran out of time to get that last problem in.
Numerous Boulder Problems
Campus Board Workout-Got to get the contact strength back

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Back in Action


Here is a picture of the route Matt just bolted in Morrison. It is a great climb with some amazing movement on it. I usually do not dig the roped climbs as much, but this one is worth it. Who knew stuff like this still existed in Morrison.
Lately I have been way to busy with finishing up school and student teaching, but now that it is over I can get focused again on climbing and kick it up this year.
So far my checklist is coming along:
1. Graduate Grad school-Done
2. Find a Job- Well sort of, still trying to piece it all together. I will be starting to work with the kids team at the Lakewood Rec Center and I am excited about this.
3.Set More- Done and Done, I will now be setting at the Lakewood Rec Centers and Thrillseekers
4. Climb More than the previous year-No real problems or places, just get out there and climb

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Two Videos

Here are two videos, I have made over the past couple of days. The first is of Matt free soloing the local gym. The second is me climbing at Three Sisters.