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Updates from the East Coast

It has been a long time since my last post (school is killing me!). Better late than never I guess... So here is a quick re-cap of the last few months:December: Krissy and I traveled to Alabama to go climbing in HP 40. The climbing there is so -good. I thought the rock quality was some of the best I have climbed on in the USA for sure. What the area lacks in quantity it more than makes up in quality.

After we came home from HP40 I was lucky enough to catch a good weather window in Halifax and made a relatively quick repeat of Nick Sagar's Gun Control (v13). This was the problem's one and only repeat so far...

Then, in late January and Febuary I was the head route setter for the Atlantic rounds of the Tour de Bloc. I felt the comps went well and was happy with all the problems.

Most recently I have been working on some projects around Halifax. This past week I was able to make the first ascent of Super Bad (V11/12), a project I probably put about 6 or 7 serious days into trying to climb over the last few months. I'm not sure what the final grade of the rig will be, but I feel it is quite hard...Hopefully there will be some repeats soon from some of the strong Halifax locals.

After Super Bad, we walked over to Fear of Flying (v9). This problem is a seldom repeated (three ascents total) highball. After a couple goes trying to feel out the crux, I decided to go for it and topped out just before dark.

That is it from the East, now on to new projects...

p.s. my blog has a low quality video of Fear of Flying, also I recently did a little interview: www.climberism.com.