Well here it is, the first stop and video of 10 -Rumney, NH! A place where I started climbing and fell in love with the outdoors. This is a trip of a lifetime and I hope every year I get the chance to say that again. With Vince Schaefer on my side and the powers combined, this isn't our only big trip we have our eyes on! This series is in partnership with LT11 and Epic TV and we are hitting 10 climbing locations around North America in search of bouldering, sport climbing, humor and without a doubt - epics!
Our trip to Rumney was an amazing start and perfect temps (July temps) It started out with a bang! I finished off a climb that was a huge mental battle for me in the past, "Parallel Universe" (8b+). Focusing on the wrong things forced me off the finishing hold more than anything in the past and now I am much more aware of what to focus on. Climbing is so damn MENTAL! When we arrived in Rumney, I figured this would be a great time to get back on it after more than a year off of this rig. When we arrived at the cliff (Monsters) all of the draws were gone...hmmm. The RCA was doing a cleaning and re hanging of draws at a few areas around Rumney. So I lowered in, hung the draws, brushed the holds and tried to remember beta. 1st go was relearning the moves and they came fairly quick, 2nd go my foot popped after the lower crux, 3rd go cleared my head, focused on enjoying the movement and memories and put her to sleep! What a great start to the trip and even more a mental struggle gone! Charlottle Durif is joining us on this adventure and she flashed Predator (13b) with some style points! And to top off the week even more we discovered an unclimbed deep (shallow) water solo down the street from Rumney. A beautiful tube shaped rock with thin horizontal seams, and about 20' in height with a low percentage move going over the lip! We called it "The Baptist" and the grade...who knows. I called it 7c+ but time will tell. So, it's off to the Gunks, Needles and Spearfish Canyon for our next video!
More stories and epics coming soon (I promise).
Check out the video of our first stop of ten!