I just ran 2.5 miles, on a treadmill. The last time I ran was in May 2013. There is no combination of letters on my keyboard to create the sound my body is making right now. Next month, I turn 40. It’s one of those significant round number years. So, I plan to celebrate. I … Continue reading
Great news from the MCA! Read about future climbing opportunities in Banning State Park here.
ABS 15 Nationals are complete. Finals are still available to be viewed through LT11. While neither of our two Minnesota climbers, Noah Ridge and Kyra Condie, made it to finals, there was one Midwest take away from the event. ABS 16 will be held in Madison, WI next year!
North Shore Stylin’ 2014 at VE – Duluth was my second comp of the year. After volunteering at Passion for Flashin’ at VE – St Paul, I tested my mettle by participating in the Men’s Advanced division at NSS. For last year’s NSS comp, I spent a good deal of time training, both physically and … Continue reading
Survived how many subzero days this winter already? And, more on the way? Thank you, MN weather, for a couple of days of reprieve. We made the most of it yesterday. You may resume the punishment.
And so it came to be that a festival was born. And, repeated. And, threepeated. This weekend was the third annual PeterFest, held at the Sandstone Ice Park. The ice park, an old quarry in Sandstone, MN, saw huge expansion this year, thanks in part to fundraising efforts such as rePeterFest, the Sandstone Ice Festival … Continue reading
The 21st annual Passion for Flashin’ comp at VE – St Paul is in the bag. This year I volunteered as a spotter, starting in B2 before working my way to B1, taking pictures along the way. There were a smaller number of participants this year, which allowed climbers to work through lines much quicker … Continue reading
Comp season is upon us! I am a big fan of comp climbing and am looking forward to competing again in Duluth this year. Coming up soon in Minnesota: Passion for Flashin’ at VE St Paul, Feb 8 North Shore Stylin’ at VE Duluth, Feb 22 Jug or Not at VE Minneapolis, Apr TBD Check … Continue reading
Found this YouTube video of a couple hearty fellows tackling Nightfall during a very cold Minnesota winter.
Chatted with Peter of PeterFest fame today. Got me excited for this season’s party. I think there should be a poster contest. Read about RePeterFest, the second annual PeterFest, here.