Monday, February 11, 2008

New Route on Cannon; Butterfingers at Ouray

Photos of me competing at Ouray after dropping one of my tools (oops!) Photos by Kolin Powick. Better luck next year! I'm already gettin' psyched! Ouray was a blast this year! Thanks San Juan Mtn. Guides (Clint, you're the man!) and everyone involved. It's a top notch event!!!! See you all in about 11 months!!!!

"Mean Streak" (WI 6, M7), Cannon Cliff, Franconia Notch, NH (Photos by Andy Tuthill)

It's been a great winter so far! Two ascents of Omega; new route on Cannon; watching my daughters (Kinley and Elan) dance in a Nutcracker performance (they were cast as Clara and Fritz, respectively); training hard for Ouray in St. Alban, Quebec (in December I onsighted and redpointed more than 25 routes M9 - M10); solo-driving non-stop to Ouray (37 hours---ca. 2,300 miles); qualifying and competing; driving home; skating and skiing with my daughters; working a RAD new traditional mixed project in the Adirondacks (como se dice: M11 trad????); giving a slideshow and teaching clinics at the Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest (which was a blast, even though I got violently ill); and, holding down the fort at the office. Katy and I just did a day at Lake Willoughby and a day back in North Conway, NH. Tomorrow, I'm heading to Poke-O-Moonshine in the Adirondacks. I'm on the run; but, I'll have more details later in the month! Get after it, y'all! Have fun and be safe!


Will Mayo