Thursday, June 21, 2012

More shenanigans and the beginning of the Kailas Road Trip!!!

So it's all go right now. Things are crazy busy! As I have mentioned before I recently go sponsored by Kailas, the major outdoor company here in China (check them out at and it has been great. Lot's of awesome clothing and climbing hardware. So psyched!

As part of the deal we have arranged an amazing trip to 4 or 5 places around China and a small group of us including myself, fellow Kailas athlete Toni Arbones (Mr Siurana himself, if you have been to Spain you know who I am talking about), Abond and some other folk along with a professional film crew that is making a movie about us! Super excited!

We are currently developing a whole new cliff here in Yangshuo then we are heading off to Luo Ye in Guanxi Provence, then Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) near Xi'an, then to a place in Hangzhuo... and to top it off right in the middle of the trip Morgan, my friend CJ, and I get to head to a competition near Lhasa in Tibet for a few days! So amped to see Tibet for the first time!

So it's all go. Watch this space for more and more pics as the trip progresses!

Here's a few pics of this week.

First up it was Morgan's 25th Bday recently (Happy Birthday babe xo) and here are some photo's we took that day of her on her first 5.13a send. 'Rock N Rolla' at Swiss Cheese Crag.

And here are some photo's from recent times including us bolting out at the new crag we are developing in Yangshuo for the Kailas trip.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Some pics...

So I know I haven't been posting much of late but that's more due to laziness than nothing going on. I have been out training and trying some hard routes (hard for me anyway) in the hopes of some late season sends before it gets too hot to climb here.
But there have been a few things going on, not the least of which is that I just got sponsored by Kailas, THE major gear company here in China, I have a swag of gear on its way in the post right now so a more detailed post about that coming up soon  :)

For now, here's a few pics of some random stuff from recent times, enjoy  :)

@ Lei Pi Shan

With the pics of me in Simon Carter's new book

@ The Old Goat

Dave Gliddon riding stalactites at The Old Goat

In the car on the way to Guangzhou to meet the new sponsors and boulder in a local comp

Early morning hangboard session