Late last month I was invited to go compete in the 24 Hours of Horsehoe Hell, a 24 hour sport climbing competition in Arkansas. Previously I’d only been in one climbing competition and that was when I was 17 at a tiny bouldering gym. It was pretty lame. I heard this comp is nothing like the normal comp scene and was sure to be a good time. I also I figured I may do ok given the nature of the comp, that is climbing for 24 hours, something I’ve got a knack for. Their were plenty of people I could of chosen as my partner but I knew Colin Haley would be the best choice, as he doesn’t take things to serious and is maybe as good as anyone at climbing a whole lot of vertical in one day.
So we made it happen and actually somehow managed to place 4th! Not bad for a couple of “Alpinistos Gordos” as Colin called us.
Here’s a post on the Cleanest Line blog about our outing: http://www.thecleanestline.com/2009/10/twenty-four-and-so-much-more-.html#more