Last month MetroRock Climbing gym of Everett, MA hosted the Dark Horse Climbing Series. The competition brought professional climbers from as far as San Francisco to flex their bouldering muscles.
I wish I had documented the transition of the orderly, composed and clean house of my boyfriend to a climber hostel, decorated with backpacks and travelling gear with the occasional set of chalk bag and set of climbing shoes. I think it took more than three or four sweep and mop jobs to clean up the residue of loved crash pads and people.
Pro climbers Max Zolotukhin and Natasha Barnes resting after finishing their sets after Natasha's upper lip got into a fight with the bouldering wall.
Third place Men's Pro Brian Kim getting burly.
Third place Tiffany Hensley sports her signature unorthodox attire in her finals round. Hensley ended up third.
ANNNDD THE FIRST PLACERS!
Pro Francesca Metcalf in first for women's.
Daniel Woods stepping up to his final problem at the Dark Horse Series Comp.
This month I will be fortunate to attend Boston Rock Gym's Heart of Steel competition.
If you think Dark Horse is cool, check out VIDEO INSTALLMENT NUMBER ONE of this bad boy:
Savage. Brutality. In the best way possible.