Check out my new post on “Unfinished Business – Part 1” over at RockClimbersTrainingManual.com:
“In 2011, Denver climbing activist, king of psyche and all-around great guy Luke Childers bolted a stunning arête at The Armory, a compact crag at the top of Clear Creek Canyon. Clear Creek is quickly becoming the epicenter of sport climbing on the Colorado Front Range, largely thanks to guys like Luke who have a knack for finding great new lines on supposedly tapped out cliffs. After finishing off American Mustang at the end of March, I had a few more climbing days to spare before beginning my summer training cycle. I was really psyched to check out Luke’s Armory arête, which looked to me like the best unclimbed line in Clear Creek . I was stoked when Luke generously encouraged me to have at it….” Continue Reading
Check out my new post on “Focus” over at RockClimbersTrainingManual.com:
“Focus is all about summoning maximum concentration and attention at the moment it is crucially needed. Most climbers think of this when its time to send, but the ability to summon and maintain sufficient focus is also vital during daily training. With training cycles that last for months, often involving several weeks of training on plastic, maintaining this focus can be quite a challenge. When I have to post-hole through two feet of fresh snow to get to the Lazy H for a workout, the moment of tying in for a difficult send may be the furthest from my mind. Regardless, the effort & attention given to the ensuing workout, completed two months before booting up below my project, could have as much bearing on the eventual outcome as the effort put into the redpoint attempt….” Continue Reading
I will be presenting a slide show at Bent Gate Mountaineering’s Community Night on Wednesday, May 14th. Festivities run from 6:00-8:30pm. Here’s a Google Map of the location.
I’ll be talking about how I evolved from a novice climber to my current level, and key ascents that inspired me to improve along the way. In particular I’ll be talking about some of the hard milestone climbs I’ve done recently like Mission Impossible. There will be loads of SWAG–Trango has been extremely generous and will be giving away a Rock Prodigy Training Center as well as a few rope bags and other goodies. There might also be a very special RCTM celebrity guest (TBD). It promises to be a good time, and I hope to see you there!