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Joe Hammerbacher
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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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dammit
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reasons.
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Chris is looking a little soft in the middle... shoe looks awesome
 
Sneak peak of Evolv's new top-end shoe, the Nexxo. Looks interesting, should hopefully see it at the OutDoor Trade Show in a couple of weeks...
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Finally sent a long standing project in the gym last night. It wen't at 5.12d, and was definitely the hardest thing I've ever climbed much less sent. Apparently, I'm only the second person to have sent it. I know that strength played a decent role, but I think keeping a cool head and staying focused were the most important factors. I'm starting to feel pretty confident about my goal of climbing 5.13 before Julia gets here.
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Yesterday I was SUPER psyched because I had my first 12a flash! Jared, Laura, and I made a day trip out to Franklin where Jared hung the draws and worked out the beta on Dynosaurus, and I managed to put it all together for the send.

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/dynosaurus/106475279

Then today I saw on climbing narc that somewhere else in the world Ondra just recorded what he considered his hardest onsight - 5.14d... 

http://instagram.com/p/nlCloFwCTj

I have a long way to go, a lot of work to do, and very little time...
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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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