Here are photos of the new walls at CATS. Still waiting for paint. Much taller than before.
Winter does not let up here in Boulder. Highs for today around 10 degrees F. Saw Paul R and Seth A at CATS yesterday. Paul has had an amazing winter elsewhere, Hueco especially, but is finding it hard to get psyched around here. We talked a bit about Climbing Magazine's "Golden Piton" Award for bouldering going to Kevin Jorgeson. I wonder whether his ascents, however impressive, are really bouldering. They appear to be fairly serious solos after top-rope rehearsal instead. Certainly Daniel or Paul deserve more credit for actually bouldering, i.e. trying the most difficult moves you can do. There are other anomalies as well such as Ethan Pringle winning in sport climbing. Dave Graham or any number of Euros, or even Adam Ondra seems far more worthy. And where is the "Veteran" of the year?
It certainly isn't me. I am barely hanging in there, clawing away on the four spots at the Spot, desperately working V8 and not feeling any closer to breaking through.
Look for a review of the latest issue of Climbing soon
Congrats to Lisa Rands for a send of the Mandala.