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Yesterday while up at the White Pine Boulders in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Casey Webb managed to flash this awesome dihedral problem called, “Stephen’s” (V7). A little while after that I swooped up a send as well, marking my hardest Little Cottonwood send yet! This problem is really aesthetic with some neat little features and climbs really well, not to mention the rock is just superb. I’m happy to have had the chance to climb it! (at Little Cottonwood Canyon)

Yesterday while up at the White Pine Boulders in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Casey Webb managed to flash this awesome dihedral problem called, “Stephen’s” (V7). A little while after that I swooped up a send as well, marking my hardest Little Cottonwood send yet! This problem is really aesthetic with some neat little features and climbs really well, not to mention the rock is just superb. I’m happy to have had the chance to climb it! (at Little Cottonwood Canyon)

Had a super fun time in Little Cottonwood Canyon last night with James Simmons and Paul Robertson! Started off with a warm up at the secret garden, where I climbed this awesome V4 compression problem with a slam dunk deadpoint/dyno to the lip. Then we moved onto the Campus Boulder where we all sent ‘Big Man on Campus’, a really unique aesthetic problem with some of the best moves I’ve done on rock! We wrapped up the night with a session on the ‘Dean Problem’ a kind of taller boulder that consists of mostly narrow 2 finger pockets, a couple edges and a committing slam dunk move to the lip! Super great time! Granite is awesome. (at Little Cottonwood Canyon)

Had a super fun time in Little Cottonwood Canyon last night with James Simmons and Paul Robertson! Started off with a warm up at the secret garden, where I climbed this awesome V4 compression problem with a slam dunk deadpoint/dyno to the lip. Then we moved onto the Campus Boulder where we all sent ‘Big Man on Campus’, a really unique aesthetic problem with some of the best moves I’ve done on rock! We wrapped up the night with a session on the ‘Dean Problem’ a kind of taller boulder that consists of mostly narrow 2 finger pockets, a couple edges and a committing slam dunk move to the lip! Super great time! Granite is awesome. (at Little Cottonwood Canyon)

On Saturday I had the unique opportunity to go deep water soloing on the Psicobloc Master’s Series wall in Park City, Utah. I’ve heard others talk about how scary and terrifying it is. I always knew in my mind the reality of the fear of fall from a significant height into a pool of water especially if that fall happens mid move on the route. But up until now I never fully realized the entire experience.

For the competition the routes went all the way up the 55 ft. wall. Once that was over they removed all the holds past about the 35 ft. mark to keep it safer for the public. There were various routes on either side including the lower section of the comp route, which was graded at 5.12a supposedly. I tried it and was only able to stick the first move and after that just seemed so impossible(there were no feet!!) I played around on the other easier routes and had a blast.

I ended up only dropping from the top once. All the other times I either downclimbed to a more comfortable spot to jump from or I just downclimbed all the way. To add to the fear factor of the fall, the water was COLD and so was the weather. There wasn’t a great way to get warm so you would just stand around dripping wet in the cooler weather with the wind to make matters even worse. It would have been much more fun if it had been warmer; probably less scary too. Nevertheless it was a great time and I would totally do it again! And now I can relate to all the athletes who’ve competed on that wall. Many props to them for the shear amount of commitment they have climbing that beast.

Here’s a little video of me climbing a simple 5.9 and then making the full length drop into the pool. Enjoy!

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Made my second visit to Sunset Alley tonight and am still blown away by just how good the climbing is out there. With fun movement, a variety of angles, grades, and holds, along with some of the most perfect limestone ever it’s hard to beat. This little piece of nature is found just under the start of the ultra classic route, ‘Hop Rising’ 5.11a (probably the best 5.11 I’ve ever climbed). (at Sunset Alley)

Made my second visit to Sunset Alley tonight and am still blown away by just how good the climbing is out there. With fun movement, a variety of angles, grades, and holds, along with some of the most perfect limestone ever it’s hard to beat. This little piece of nature is found just under the start of the ultra classic route, ‘Hop Rising’ 5.11a (probably the best 5.11 I’ve ever climbed). (at Sunset Alley)

Looking at getting a new chalk bucket. The question is which color scheme should I go with???

Got to visit a sick new crag today with @hyrumcollier and ended up meeting @shuntavi as well! 

Sunset Alley is home to some rather bomb proof limestone with routes of nearly all angles and grades. The rock is just SO GOOD, and the view doesn’t suck either! All the routes I sampled were pretty top notch and super clean. I will definitely be going back here.  (at Sunset Alley)

Got to visit a sick new crag today with @hyrumcollier and ended up meeting @shuntavi as well!

Sunset Alley is home to some rather bomb proof limestone with routes of nearly all angles and grades. The rock is just SO GOOD, and the view doesn’t suck either! All the routes I sampled were pretty top notch and super clean. I will definitely be going back here. (at Sunset Alley)

Chris Healy throwin down a lap on the fun and balancy “VRG Slab” in Moe’s Valley, Utah.

Chris Healy throwin down a lap on the fun and balancy “VRG Slab” in Moe’s Valley, Utah.

Gorgeous view leaving Pioneer Park after a fun little evening bouldering session tonight. (at Pioneer Park Utah)

Gorgeous view leaving Pioneer Park after a fun little evening bouldering session tonight. (at Pioneer Park Utah)

Don’t go into [something] if you are interested in money. Don’t go into [something] if you will not enjoy it even if you do not become famous. Let fame be something that you accept graciously if you get it, but make sure that it is [something] that you can enjoy. Donald Campbell
This picture about sums up my time at #moesvalley today: hot, dry and baron! Despite those things though it was nice to finally get back out there and climb some boulders after a long 2 months off for a finger injury. Progress will be slow getting back to where I was but at least I can climb again! (at Moe’s Valley)

This picture about sums up my time at #moesvalley today: hot, dry and baron! Despite those things though it was nice to finally get back out there and climb some boulders after a long 2 months off for a finger injury. Progress will be slow getting back to where I was but at least I can climb again! (at Moe’s Valley)