Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kamouraska

Went to Quebec to climb over the long weekend in Kamouraska. Great time with a huge NB crew from Fredericton and Moncton.

The weather couldn't have been more perfect. High 20's and blasting wind coming off the St. Lawrence. No bugs but crowded like crazy. We ended up waiting over an hour for a line once.

Here's a few shots from the weekend:

One of the Moncton crew on Cassonade

Raphael on Tache Noire... classic line

Franca Z. cuts loose on Moby Dick

Unknown climber on a hard Cerveaux route

Me... stretching to clip on Moby Dick

Monday, May 17, 2010

Jumped Downtown

Over the weekend a friend/colleague of mine was jumped while waiting for a cab downtown. As far as I know he was by himself and was randomly ambushed by a gang of guys. He’s now in the hospital getting his broken jaw wired shut and he’s in and out of consciousness. Senseless.

Jill and I are on edge when we’re downtown now anytime after 8:00… and for what? The cops are handing out fines to cyclists without their helmets on while people are being beat to a pulp less than a block away from their headquarters?

If you’re a friend and alone downtown late night, give me a call. I’ll come pick you up. No big deal. The dog has me up almost every night anyway. This has got to stop.

Edited: I learned today that Chris spent 3 hours unconscious at the corner of Brunswick and Regent before anyone found him. That's disgusting. It's one of the busiest streets in the city. He'll be in the hospital for at least another week due to serious internal injuries. Chris is one of the brightest folks in the city and would not have instigated a fight. This was a random and unprovoked beating by a gang of guys. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Edit #2: I've written the mayor and chief of police on the issue. I figure they should be hearing about it. A copy is posted here.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First Evening Sesion

The day is getting longer. Long enough to make Sunnyside after work a viable option. Also happy to report no bugs on Tuesday night. The only drag is that my finger was bothering me so I couldn't crank on it very much. Hope it toughens up. I ended up taking pics as much as I actually climbed.

Terry - Fai Tois Pas Mal (or something french like that)

Adam - Topping out!

Terry - All Hail


Adam - Thunder

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunnyside

Went to Sunnyside today with Adam and Terry. Nice weather but the black flies are out in full force. I took a lot of photos...

Adam beginning up Quantum Theory

Clipping!

Terry blasts through the crux of Quantum Theory...

...only to bail on the top-out!

Solaris


This guy has a ridiculous reach.



He ends up sending!