Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Flagyl Vid

I was cruising through my usual climbing sites, blogs, etc. and stumbled upon a little video of Flagyl in Boone, NC.  Thanks Dalen!

Hueco bound in 2 days!!!  So PSYCHED!

Brad Weaver Flashing Flagyl v10 from Dalen Gray on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

6 Days

The long wait for our departure to Hueco is coming to a close.  Its crazy to think about how the anticipation for this trip began in February, some 37 weeks ago, and now we are within a week away from leaving! 

The last week or two have been non stop as I try to finish up the semester before leaving next Friday morning.  Technically the semester isn't finished for another 2 and a half weeks, but there is no way I'm doing school work while I'm in Texas, so I'm having to bust out a serious amount of work.  Having to put so much effort and energy into school a week or two before leaving has definitely left me a bit mentally drained.  At the moment my focus isn't really on climbing, but on school.  However, as I start to knock out assignments and as my to-do list dwindles, I can feel the anticipation start to build back up. 

It seems like there are going to be quite a few people from the southeast in Hueco between now and Christmas, so it'll be cool to know people while we are out there.  Its always nice to have a strong southeast presence when you are on a climbing trip. 

6 DAYS!!!  CAN'T WAIT!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Horse Pens 40 Wrap Up

The Horse Pens 40 comp was a success and I ended up taking 3rd place in open!  I had my best climbing day I've ever had at HP and even managed to do a few new boulder problems...something that doesn't happen often for me on a comp day.  Although I had a good day, my friends Jimmy and Brion had even better ones, who took 1st and 2nd respectively.  It was extremely impressive to watch them both on what had to be the record for best climbing day at Horse Pens.

My ticklist for the day:

Pegmato V9
Five-O V9
Cadillac Thrills V9
Skeletor V10
Super Slider V10
Hot n Tot V10
Balrog V10
Great Dane V10
The Process V10
God Module V11

It was a really fun day hanging out in great weather at one of the best bouldering areas in the country.  Every time I go back I remember there are still problems that I haven't done yet and I get the itch to head back. The weather is a bit warm at the moment but I'm hoping to get back before I leave for Hueco in 2 weeks! 

Friday, November 5, 2010

HP 40

Long time since I've updated, I know. Last week I was able to get out to Dayton for the day and was able to finish off Stankins V11, first go of the season. It felt really good to do this line so quickly this year because it felt really hard for me last year. I got close on a few other problems and I can't wait to get back. There are some pics below. Right now I'm in the process of getting the truck together so I can head out to Horse Pens 40 for the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series. Temps look AMAZING this year with highs in the mid 50's. This is a much welcomed change from past years where the highs were in the 70's. It will be a fun weekend and I can't wait to get back on some of the more classic problems in the south. Slope it UP!!!

Nate Draughn working out Lord of the Dance, V11

Stankins, V11 - Hayley Watts Photo