Here it comes, get ready for it guys. over the next few days i'll be dropping the motherload of pictures and videos i've accumulated over the 3 weeks i spent in the desert.
to kick us off here is a killer shot of mike showing us all what it means to "look cool" =p while climbing upside down on "pig pen" a.k.a "blood pen", a classic v4 in the hidden valley campground, joshua tree national park, ca. .
So this is it, the end of my amazing journey into the desert. today i am traveling back to new england, and although my heart is sad, i am so grateful for the 3 weeks i was fortunate enough to spend here in these mesmerizing and unbelievable places, for all the friends i've made, the experiences we've shared together, and for all the growth that this time has allowed me to undergo. it is certain that my life will never be the same. although i leave today, this is only a beginning of a very special and influential chapter of my life, the preface that has effectively set the stage for the rest of my story, the story of a dirty, desert-dwelling, dirtbag.
so i say goodbye the this magical desert, and i promise that i will return home again soon.
picture: a shot of me after climbing "johnny vegas" 5.7 4p 500' and right before our adventure onto "solar slab" 5.6 9p 1200 for a link up of 13 pitches and a vertical gain of over 1700'
what an amazing day with an amazing partner: @kelseymaxa
photo credit: @kelseymaxa
With joshua tree sadly behind me it's time to move onto other things. that being said i am red rocks bound to get real high =p posts from j tree are coming, i've just been to preoccupied living the best days of my life.
Trying h*****n "squeeze theorem" v3
a 15 ft flaring invert off width roof c***k that you navigate with heel toe cams and a chicken wing and the 3rd stop on our off width boulder circuit. crux comes when trying to gain the hand jam and get out of the inversion.
p.s. first time i've had to chicken wing ever... =]
joshua tree national park.