Monday, February 22, 2010

Bye Bye Hueco ...

Saturday was the Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition's (CHTC's) 5th annual climbers' clean up. Groups were distributed around North Mt and the back country cleaning chalk, picking up glass, and laying rocks for trail. That night the CHTC provided burritos and a keg of Amber Bock for all volunteers, including yours truly.

The only thing that sucked was that we were leaving the next morning

That's right, yesterday we left Hueco Tanks, America's bouldering Mecca. It's always hard to leave a place that feels so magical, but I need to get back to the Real World (the place in which most people live their day-to-day lives, not the show). I haven't been taking a lot of photos the last week, because honestly, I've just been trying to send my projects. Both Down in Flames and Rumble in the Jungle eluded me this season, so at least I have two 4-star roofs to look forward to climbing on next winter.

Here is David (from Sweden?) crushing See Spot Run

And here are some mega classic V1s up by Baby Face. 4 star lines exist of all grades in Hueco.

Here I'm going for my third repeat of Loaded with Power, on our last climbing day, but the sloper was suuuper slimey this session. I'll blame the Slovenians, who were at the problem when we arrived. lol.

I'm headed back to LA, where I will hopefully be employed by next week. I am super psyched on a few art project ideas, so stay tuned for those, plus some SoCal climbing action in a few weeks.


  1. David is from Great Britain son!

  2. Yo GK, you sure it's the same David?? I'm like 95% sure he said Sweden, but 4.99% thinking maybe he said Switzerland. Def not a Brit with that accent! WHERE YOU AT, SON!??