Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2012 WINTER RECAP !!!!

This past winter was one of the most awesome ones.  Tons of climbing lots of work great times with friends and even and injury made this past winter an unforgettable one.

Early on Nov while climbing at the cave above Ouray, I strain my MCL on my right knee. this injury put me on bed and without be bale to do much for the rest of Dec.  For a few days I thought that I had to have surgery and pretty much my winter and spring will be over in terms of climbing and work. with lots of good energy, rest, massages and physical therapy my knee recover 80% just in time for the ice fest. Where I had the best result so far I was one of the only 2 climbers to top the route. Pretty much a dream come through.  Just a week before that with my knee felling little funny and wearing a huge knee I got to send one of the hardest mixed routes that I have done. Cinnamon and cider M11 +, after the ice fest with my recovery still on schedule and having to wear the knee brace I did the FFA of  Brian's Gilmore new route and one of the hardest ones in the ice park. Lochness Monster M9+++ OR M10-. Either way that route was super low percentage with very scary stain pulls, on top of that and about a week later I repeat Bipolar M9+  and then, I place 4 at the Winter Teva Games. I finish my great season guiding the Bird Brain Blvd in very thing conditions and last but not least I was part of the Paradox Sports Ice program. Looking back I'm so psyched they way all paid out  I like to believe that things happen for a reason and that injury taught me lots.

Thanks to all who where part of the great 2012 winter.

Some of the press from this Winter include:
Photo on the 37 Alpinist issue
Alpinist news wire
Rock and Ice news wire (twice)
Daily planet news paper (twice)
Vail CO news paper (twice)
Rock and Ice Annual photo issue
New York Times news wire
New York Times Video


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