climbing updates

Two bits of awesome news:

1) I climbed my first 5.12b/c at the gym last night. It’s been a work in progress for the past few months and last night I zipped through it cleanly. The climb starts off pretty brutal and remains consistent for most of the climb. I am still not doing it as efficiently as I think I could… but it’s a big step for me.

It’s an amazing feeling reaching up and grabbing a hold with your right hand and feeling your fingers slowly failing. You know you probably only have about 3/4 of a second before that right hand will not be able to hold on any longer so you make a desperate grab for the next hold with your left hand. You STICK it. and immediately your right hand slips off the previous hold. But you’re solid.

It’s exhilarating.

2) We are trying to work it out so that we can have our ROCK SHOW at the ROCK GYM.

please take a moment to re-read that last sentence and realize how awesome that would be.

Rock Show@Rock Gym

If we could pull that off… it’d be huge. HUGE. Asprin Snacks performing at the gym? I think yes.

9 thoughts on “climbing updates

  • 9/7/2006 at 8:34 am

    If you were on belay at the rock gym while performing it would be even better

  • 9/7/2006 at 11:03 am

    Hmmm… I’m the lead singer in a swing band. I think we’ll go play at a swingset in the park sometime.

  • 9/7/2006 at 11:05 am

    I also sing some heavy metal. Perhaps a gig at a steel mill?

  • 9/7/2006 at 11:08 am

    Ooooh, some Miles Davis performed in the back of a European Honda hatchback…

  • 9/7/2006 at 5:38 pm


    I HATE misspelled band names.

    Other bands that fall into this category:
    Limp Bizkit
    N Sync
    Boyz 2 Men

    Seriously, that’s a major lack of Rock. I’m disappointed.

  • 9/7/2006 at 7:07 pm

    The Beatles is the exception that proves the rule.

  • 9/8/2006 at 6:28 am

    They didn’t really take their name from the insect, I don’t think.


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