Italy is one of my favorite places and I love catching up with my family and wandering around exploring that amazing country.
|Bongo V? (photo thanks to Nik)|
Upon my return I immediately kicked my training into overdrive which, after two solid weeks of no climbing, was not easy. However, my strength returned relatively quickly and I was able to take advantage of the spring weather here in Colorado and venture outside. A couple weeks ago I made the short trip up to Boulder to coach the Lakewood Climbing team though their second SCS competition of the season at the Boulder Rock Club. The kids preformed fantastically which was great to see. After this, I wandered over to the Satellite Boulders located just below the Flatirons to try out a few area classics which I had never been on.
|Climbing on Stanley Kubrick Sit (8A/+)|
First on this list was Flesh Fest, a striking blunt arete just of the trail. I quickly pieced together the moves up the bloc but did not commit to the send because of its height and landing. I next directed my attention to Tuning Point, a classic problem on top of the Flesh Fest boulder. After brushing the holds, I managed to walk away with a flash of this sick line! As the light began to fade, I walked down to try Captain Hook and was quickly able to piece it together and send.
|Flesh Fest 7C+|