Monday, July 28, 2014

My first 5.11 Ascent at Jaws (Mt. Woodsen, San Diego)

Jason on Jaws
 We went to Mount Woodsen today with the intent of going to the Jaws area, about Mid mountain. The menu today we had Jaws (5.11a), Baby Robbins (5.10a), Cornflake (5.7), and Robbins Crack (5.10a).

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Badgeless at Comic Con San Diego 2014

Game of Thrones Pedicab

I haven't been to San Diego Comic Con for ages.  The last time I went you could amble up midday saturday and buy a daypass for $15. You could also pay 10 dollars to park at the convention center. That seems almost quaint nowadays. Since then, the event has drifted away from the local geekdom vibe to a international mammoth that is just far away from hollywood to be considered approachable. I have a lot of thoughts about how Comic Con has gotten away from what I would consider their original noble mission statement, but that may be a reason why I am no longer apart of their core fanbase.

It is less a convention anymore than a pop-up store, a mall, a spectacle. As a San Diego local, it was a more convenient spectacle than most, so I decided to head to Downtown San Diego and look at what kind of fun can be had outside of the convention center. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Phantom Crack in Mount Woodsen

Me on Phantom Crack
I was feeling sort of woozy after the alcohol fest in temecula on saturday afternoon. I decided to do Mount Woodsen Summit area hike anyway because I did not want to miss my chance to climb the elusive phantom crack.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Temecula Wine Tasting 2014

Keyways Winery
I like to go wine tasting in Temecula once a year in the summer time. My last trip was a bit lackluster in comparison to Sonoma two years ago or so, but I think we had much better luck this time. Temecula is amazing as long as you kept it light, sweet, and white.

We visited Longshadow Ranch, Keyways, and Robert Renzoni.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Climbing in Santee Boulders

M. at the ampitheather
 My friends and I went to Santee Boulders this weekend. I am really proud of myself for doing the climbs I did this time. Last time I went I was really scared of the whole bouldering aspect of it. I went to the gym 3 times this last week just to focus on my bouldering technique and I think it really paid off. I wasn't afraid to keep trying the climbs like I normally have been.