I love San Diego. However, I hate traveling. I’m a creature of habit and I guard my routine ferociously. Leaving town for the weekend is a disruption I can barely tolerate. But it had to be done; a wedding had to be attended and the Grandparents had to be visited. Elhanan and I swam with… Continue reading SD is rad
Category: sport climbing
that which does not kill me makes me madder
Owl Tor made me mean. She had to have seen this coming. Probably she knew all along her special kind of relentless derision would make a person mean if it didn’t break them. Which explains why on Saturday, on my second consecutive weekend of uncharacteristically strong performances, I still feel beaten. What else could I… Continue reading that which does not kill me makes me madder
Did a bunch of routes at the Tor this weekend. Two days after my fifth monthly recognition of my graduation from Cottage Hospital’s advanced pneumonia program I had my most productive day at Owl Tor: 8 routes, 8 redpoints. The previous day I re-set my dynamic no-fin apnea record at the UCSB pool: 50 yd,… Continue reading gr8
wish every day could be Saturday?
I don’t. That would mean I throw myself on Tor routes 7 days a week. One day is enough. Especially when it’s a volume day. Last Saturday was such a day. 5 redpoints. 8 laps. da routes Power of Eating (5.11d) – redpoint Auto Magic (5.12a) – redpoint The Natural (5.12c) – redpoint No Skill… Continue reading wish every day could be Saturday?
you don’t have to wonder what the worst route in Santa Maria is
It’s called The Natural. It’s super short, has a super awkward one-move crux, and it sucks. And it shut me down on Saturday. Four times. Micah and Elhanan went to the Tor with me. That made things cool. If not for them, had I been left alone to epically flail on stupid Natural, I would… Continue reading you don’t have to wonder what the worst route in Santa Maria is
straight to the (Green) Dome
We climbed at Green Dome on Sunday. check it: operation crankola crankenstein.com
welcome back, failure
Fresh on the heels of last weeks redpoint extravaganza, was this weeks’s typically grim Saturday Tor session. In my defense, it was hot and I got on some new routes (new to my volume training routine anyway), The Natural and Hell of the Upside Down Sinners. Jud witnessed Owl Tor, in all her glory, for… Continue reading welcome back, failure
Elhanan and I met Justin, Jud, Jessica and Andy yesterday for a session at Gibraltar Rock. Celebrations the night before were a touch intense. Thus, Justin and I were not cranking precisely. As torched as I felt that morning, I’m giving myself substantial credit just for showing up. Justin too. Evening sun provided sweet light:… Continue reading Gibraltar
Saturday proved to be one of those rare rad days at Owl Tor. This marks the opening of redpoint season in Santa Maria. Stuff was getting sent left and right – Micah on The Sea and me on the 6 routes of my planned routine. Not to mention Phil’s triumphant return, an Elhanan appearance and… Continue reading smoove