Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Flagstaff Getaway

For the first time since March I was able to escape Las Vegas, if only for a couple days. Four hours through triple digit temperatures brought us to Flagstaff, AZ. It was great to be back on the road even briefly, and the change of scenery was much needed. I wouldn't call it a climbing trip as much as it was a welcome breath from work and the ever looming adult responsibilities slowly creeping in to my life.

Back on the open road. Taken with my phone.

Priest Draw has one of my favorite settings for bouldering.

The classic Draw shot, taken from the parking lot.

 Though the climbing was hot and we got thoroughly worked, I came back to Vegas with renewed motivation to finish off one last hard line in the Mt. Charleston cave. This summer has been all about power endurance training thus far, and all of the lines I have completed link multiple hard boulder problems on top of each other. This final project is completely different. It climbs an independent series of holds straight out the cave forcing some of the most powerful movement I've tried to date. I have no idea how hard this line will be, though I can tell that it is a step above anything else in the cave and that is so exciting that it's hard for me not to run up there right now after writing this. Stay tuned!



  1. Hi,

    I noticed an old post (from 2ish years ago) where someone drew you a map of Priest Draw. I was wondering if you had a full digital version of that somewhere that you might be willing to share?


    1. Hey June,

      Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The only photo I still have of that old map is the one on this blog. I wish I were able to get out there and physically show you problems and starts, as that was how I ended up finding most things, but I'm sure the gym would happily draw you up a map and it's right on the way to the Draw.

      Thanks for the comment and feel free to ask anything else. I'm happy to help and love the participation.