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So the bad news came with the good.

On 9/11/2014 I experienced my first significant climbing injury. I managed to partially tear my left ring finger's A2 pulley. Looks like now I have even more work to do to meet my goals for next year than I realized.

On 9/12/2014 Shanna's water broke unexpectedly.

On 9/13/2014 Shanna gave birth to our baby girl, Julia Marie.



It's been one helluva year...
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More from Ondra..

such confidence!

http://vimeo.com/105151286
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Adding another to my todo list...

http://vimeo.com/104484634
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I finally went on my first outdoor bouldering trip!  Jared showed me around Coopers Rock ( http://www.mountainproject.com/v/coopers-rock-state-forest/107035297 ) yesterday. In all, I sent almost everything I tried (in order) v2, v3, v4, and 3 v5's.

Round House v5: 
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/roundhouse/107495169

Pretty hard problem with bad feet. I think getting to the first bolt of European Vacation 5.12b is harder.

Ships Prow v5:
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/ships-prow/107495224

Powerful & tension-y crimp rail out of a roof to a jug, then a high left heel and big throw to the finish sloper/jug. I think the last throw on Ships Prow is easier than the crux throw on Don Miron, which is sandbagged silly at 5.11c. 

Anti-Elvis v5? Variation:

Last climb of the day. Didn't think it was going to go, but I managed to pull the last desperate move to the finish jug on my last attempt.

Green Block Test Piece v5+:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/107035405

I got shutdown on this one. I think I could have worked it out eventually, but it requires a great deal of torque on one middle finger... Given that it wasn't really my style, and I didn't have anything to prove, I threw in the towel pretty quickly.

Had an awesome time. Thanks, Jared!
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very much inspired right now...

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haha... my group isn't. I am, however, interested in this team's use of the R-Pi. I've been looking at the BeagleBoneBlack. I'm thinking it would be fun to build a similar HUD-like system over Wifi for my RC Helicopter :-)
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excellent
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Is this where the sport of rock climbing is headed? I guess it does look pretty exciting, but as a climber, I don't know how I feel about it...

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Receive LED induced eye cancer whilst simultaneously developing premature arthritis and CTS
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Currently projecting 5.12+ at the New & 5.13- on plastic
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Sometimes... very rarely, but sometimes, I am "that guy."
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I'm a subsidized climber working toward the goal of one day not needing to be subsidized.
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10+yrs on the chain - 3yrs on the rope
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