Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pouring Some Out to the Homies

A huge shout-out to the Davis crew down in Hueco Tanks! The last 12 days have been SPLITTER!!! Climbing for me will always be about progress, as I am sure it is for many, but more importantly to me it is about having fun with my friends. Whether it is singing the wrong words to the wrong tune, blind taste tests, playing keep away, holding the words of the warrior poet Ice Cube sacred, gluing stallions in un-expecting places, or simply sharing a smile under a piece of rock in order to keep each other psyched; climbing will always be about the people I am with.

Thanks to all my climbing partners, and the many more adventures to come!


p.s. If everyone could refer to Kevin as “Daisy” that would be great.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Great Times, Great People!

Leaving for home tomorrow, and real world. This years trip to Hueco Tanks has been filled with good climbing, great energy, and tons of laughter.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Don't Mess with Texas

Three more days of climbing for me on this trip. It has been a trip of highs and lows in regards to climbing. However, the company could not have been better. The insane amount laughter coming from the boulders on tour, or from Daisy's Scamp at night has recharged the soul. Not to jinx the two of them but both Wick and Justin are posed to have some big days in the very near future.

I have been schooled in regards to steep climbing, as well as in the classic game of chess. It seems as though, every time (twice) I come to Texas I pick up yet another game in which I just have no chance at winning. I will be leaving soon renewed for more adventures and a deeper desire to get better, as a climber, a person, and a chess master.

Anyone want a game?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm Back...

Last year as I left El Paso, I was completely demoralized after spending nine days at Hueco Tanks. On that plane ride I vowed to not let the experience ruin my joy for climbing and rather work harder. Well a year later I am back with the awesome Cali Crew of Justin, Wick, Beth, Randy, Daisy, and Turtle; we have climbed for three days now and have had a blast. Sending the problems we want and finding more we want to do.

The best way to explain the Hueco climbing for me is "in your face, physical climbing." Spending the fall in Yosemite did not prepare me for the climbing that is in Hueco. But never the less I glad to me back in Texas. Daisy said it best "its Hueco!"

Til later
Nasty Pete