Yes I admit, I’ve been super slackin’ on my blog. Truth be known, we’ve got a side project in the works. What could that be? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see. A couple buddies and myself have been feverishly working on something new that will hopefully catch on with the climbing community. We think it’s a good idea and hope you will too. That is all I can say for now. Keep crushing.
Crankin’ in at whopping 10.0% abv, this heavy hitter will be sure to knock you out after a few rounds. I heard that this brew hit the stores Saturday and supplies were very limited (10 cases/store). Knowing I was probably SOL I called around to the specialty beer sto’s in my area. I had given up until Cade mentioned Total Wine. I dialed them up and to my surprise they had some left. Beer run during lunch break, why not? I was about to walk out of the store with a single 6-pack when suddenly I had a change of heart. More! Although I hadn’t tried it before I knew this was my only chance to score another sixer. Back to the aisle I went to pick up one more six pack. Although this beer is outrageously expensive I felt it is a just splurge, once a year. After work I got home and cracked one open. This stuff is the real deal! It’s very clean with joyous amounts of citrus. I’m usually not a fan of fruity beer but the hopslam is different. Way to go Bell’s, A+.
Here’s two noteworthy things by two freaky-strong climbers I forgot to mention:
1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood.
2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower.
3. anything short-lived, as certain insects.
I was reading the new issue of climbing mag yesterday which featured an interview with none other than Chris Sharma. He talked about many things in the interview but the word that stuck with me was “ephemeral”. Sharma was talking about working Realization but spending most of his time in Japan, Thailand, Burma and India searching for life’s meaning. Around this time he injured his ACL bouldering around in tennis shoes in the valley (Yosemite). He stated “I was really miserable when I hurt my knee, and it made me realize that climbing is pretty ephemeral“.
When you sit back and think about climbing you realize these moments are short lived. The feeling of sticking the crux or sitting on top of a boulder you’ve been working on forever is very euphoric. However, the feeling fades quickly and just like that we’re in search of our next project.
I love this cycle climbers endure. It’s what keeps us motivated to go out rock climbing. Just being there on the rock makes it all worth it.
(Check out the Chris Sharma Anthology here <– pretty cool stuff)
It’s early Sunday morning and I’m already slappin’ some real flavor upside your head. What we have below is a sprinklin’ good time. Chalk up and crush it.
Recently I’ve been having a lot of aches and pains due to rock climbing and sitting in a cube for 40 hours a week. I know, I’m a fragile, little weakling but that’s just the way I am. I went to a beginner fundamentals yoga class this morning to work on my flexibility. I must say it felt really good and it was a great way to start a Saturday morning. Maybe this is the answer to some of my ailments!
If you have 30 minutes to stare into your computer screen this video is worth watching. It’s about a couple guys exploring parts of New York City that most people don’t get to see. These less than legal adventures are very intriguing. More impressive than the actual video itself are the hits…Wow. Looks like these dudes just stepped into the big leagues. I’m sure there are plenty of opportunities in those numbers! This proves it only takes one video to launch your career.
Keep your camera on you at all times!