Since my last update things have been crazy buisy. I am now the manager of BaseCamp, the climbing facility in/ on CommRow in Reno, NV.
Here is a write up by EntrePrises
We not only have the tallest climbing wall in the world, at 164 ft, we also have the only 15 meter IFSC regulation speed wall in America.
On the inside we have two 15 foot tall boulders built by Vertical Solutions.
The bouldering flooring was produced by none other than Flashed.
As a first time manager it has been a wild experience running such a unique climbing gym. I am fortunate to have a great team of coworkers and have been able to make some exciting changes and additions to the space.
Now relegated to being a weekend warrior, I spend every moment I get exploring new climbing around the Sierra Buttes with Ty Fairbairn.
We have had a crazy productive Spring/Summer. And have so far discovered 7 new zones. Each area with a good variety difficulty and varied styles of climbing. With a bit of route, but mostly bouldering potential.
We now find ourselves with the unique problem of having too many new projects and having to prioritize our sending efforts.
It is always such a great experience to be able to tromp into the unknown and discover all types of new climbs.
I was also fortunate enough to show some of my photographic work as part of a RAWartists Reno show.
If you ever have the chance to attend a RAWartist show, in a city near you, go! Its quite the event and an awesome way to experience local music, film, fashion, and art.
To top it off, I helped start up a non profit competitive climbing team called the Sierra Climbing Team.
Having grown up as a youth competitor I have a lot of love for youth comp climbing. And with climbing making the Olympic shortlist, it is a very exciting time for competition climbing.
I am super lucky to be able to coach such a great crew of motivated kids. And with the help of our two other coaches, we will be able to push everyone to new levels and hopefully make a splash in the USA Climbing circuit!