Still working through the backlog of unedited clips and I found this route.
Dug up another gem from the archive. This one is a 5.10 from March of 2015 at the newly minted evo ROCK + FITNESS in Portland, Maine.
I just started climbing with a new friend that is a few inches shorter than me.
You may remember two videos made some time ago on the pier at Mackworth Island. Well I decided since I missed going last summer that I would get out this year. My excitement was hit head on with disappointment. Let me tell you why.
It has been more than a long time since I have been climbing and about as long since I posted a video.
This is kind of a cool part of MRG. There are two routes side by side that are just about mirror images of one another.
This is the first attempt on a new route and what a fun one it was. It started out with a left lean on one of my least favorite holds. Its three small holds to the first solid jug. Read more
I was working on this problem at the same time as two other people but didn’t top out first. The problem is pretty straight forward up to the last two moves. Read more
There is a new rock gym opening soon in Portland in Partnership with the Maine Rock Gym in Portland and evo ROCK + FITNESS of New Hampshire. Read more
I met this pier for the first time about three weeks ago and instantly knew that I had to traverse it. All the holds are really chunky and there is plenty of room for foot work so you’ll have plenty of time to check out the view. Read more
This route took a few shots to get it right. The hardest part is balancing your weight over in the corner while you finish crossing left hand over your right. Read more
This route quickly became known as the jerk route. The name fits because it is right next to the white witch route with similar attributes and frustration. It probably took 20 attempts before I “nailed” this one down. Read more