So I was told recently, in no uncertain terms, that I need to update my blog more. Well, I appologize and I'm happy to know that at least one person is deriving some entertainment from my banter.
The drought in postings is due in part to the fact that I've been taking less pictures no that John has setteled into the house. His photos are so much better than mine I end up leaving the picture taking to him, or I pick up his camera and start snapping. Using his toy certainly motivates me to make a little money some day to upgrade. The other reason I've taken less photos is that I've been bouldering a ton lately. Some FA's some established problems, everything is excellant. When I get some pics of the new stuff I'll post on Betabase.
A lot of people I've talked to recently have been asking me if I've been climbing a lot of routes lately. This is a perfectly uderstandable question given my current residence, but I feel like I'm letting people down when I say "no". Throughout most of my climbing life I've been most interested in and taken pride in being an all-around climber. I feel like this interest has served me well and has honed my skills more than if I was only focused on either sport climbing, tradional climbing, or bouldering alone. Along the way I've always set personal goals for myself, some lofty, some not so much. In hindsight I've achieved many of my easier goals, but the more ambitious ones have usually elluded me. It is because of this that I've temporarily put my sport and traditional climbing goals on hold to focus on several lofty (for me) bouldering goals. So, while just going bouldering in Yosemite may be blasphamey to some, to me it means the oppritunity to make my dreams a reality. Was that a little cheesey?
Here is a shot John took of me on a problem call "Pommel Horse" at the Ahwahnee Boulders the other night. Usually it finishes right but it was so dark that I couldn't see the holds that way, even with a headlamp, so I went slightly left.