Enjoyed a great day fly fishing with some wonderful people. Fortunately, I was able to catch this large brown trout. Thanks for a great day.
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I am an engineer, business owner, and have been climbing for nearly 20 years. I have a very analytical mind and figured this would be a good “brush up” course where I’d learn a few things and maybe just get a “refresher” on other things. Patrick’s course exceeded my expectations. He was very organized, responded [...]
Resistance training: AM training Warm up: 10 minutes of rowing Bench Press 4x 15 reps with 60lb Pull ups 8 reps with body weight 6 reps with 5lbs 4 reps with 10lbs 4 reps with 15lbs 4 reps with 20lbs 4 reps with 25lbs Snatch 8 reps with 40lbs 6 reps with 50lbs 4 reps [...]
Second week in strength cycle Rode 1:30 on bicycle today. My pace was 90-100 rpm in low gear 39×17 with 70% heart rate. The workout felt good today. Should be ready for weights tomorrow.
Despite the rain and unusual weather Hogan and I had a great time climbing on the South Face of Looking Glass Rock. Most of the rock was wet, however Second Coming was dry. We had climbed multipitch before, but this was Hogan first time with double ropes. It took a while to get use to [...]
There have been many fortunate events this season. The most recent is Patrick Weaver will have the opportunity to work as an Adjunct Professor at Brevard College. He will be teaching the WLEE 252 course or Advance Rock Climbing. Brevard College has been teaching wilderness leadership for over 20 years and has a long history [...]
This ice season has been slim, with the warm weather and rain. However, last weekend was a good opportunity to take advantage of the available conditions. Sunday I was fortunate enough to go climbing with Michael and his son MJ. Conditions allowed for us to attempt Sam’s Knob. The hike in was with a fresh [...]
I had a great day climbing with David. You can see great photos on the Citizen Times website. We enjoyed some great ice condition. It was not thick ice but super technical. Thin ice is more about precise placements and delicate axe swings or “pecking”. Hooks and foot switches also make up the type of [...]
Had a great day climbing at Crowders Mt State Park. I was joined by Kevin and his two amazing sons Bryce and Aiden. The weather was a little cloudy at first, but turn to beautiful blue skies. There were lots of people out climbing and having a great time. We started on a 5.9 sport [...]
Today was one of those rare days where everything seems to go well. I was fortunate enough to climb with Warren. He wanted to climb the Nose on Looking Glass Rock. It is one of those must do classics in the area. The Nose was the first route on this section of rock and follows [...]