2017 is a special year for us - not only is it our fifth consecutive year in the Valley, we got a third Singaporean up El Cap via The Nose! Although I’m not with the team on the climb, I feel just as excited and proud to witness their ascent. It may not be the … Continue reading AMGA SPI Course
As our season of guiding in Yosemite for 2016 comes to an early end, Kelly and I are clocking our climbs in before she flies back to Taiwan to guard The Bivy from the typhoon season. While I stay on in US to attend my WFR course in preparation for my AMAGA rock guide course … Continue reading Yosemite Rock Trip 2016
2014 was an awesome year. I want to thank everyone who have made it such a great year! Especially those who have came for our courses and guided trips in China, Thailand, Taiwan and US. It was great to share climbing knowledge and instructions with you. Moving into 2015 we have many new developments coming up! First … Continue reading Kick start into 2015!
The world is small, it is even smaller when it comes to the world of climbers. In 2010, Matt Robertson, author of Long Dong Climbing Guide, put together a team of 21 climbers from all over the world including some big names like, Mayan Gobat Smith, Hazel Finlay and Tim Emmett. Somehow the average Joe, … Continue reading Incredible Hulk – Sunspot Dihedral
After 2 big walls in a week, we are feeling pretty tired from all the long days on the wall and hiking. With 3 more groups visiting Yosemite to climb with us, we have to streamline our plans for the next big wall. Both Salathe wall and Mount Watkins did not fit the bill as … Continue reading Lost Arrow Spire Direct
To climb a big wall in a day or free climb as many pitches as possible is always something Kelly and I have been thinking about for a long time. We have been looking at the big walls of Yosemite and been thinking hard what do we want to do next something that really … Continue reading Liberty Cap, South West Face in a day
Watched videos of Katie Brown and Lynn Hill free climb this steep big wall is just mind blowing. Loads of 11ish - 12c free and steep climbing and that is like few hundred ft off the ground. That's something which I think I might try to do in my future trips to Yosemite, perhaps not … Continue reading Dispatch 3: Leaning Tower, West Face
Daniel Woods learns how to trad climb? Making the transition is hard, I went through that stage of sidepulling cracks, trying to grab insane crimps beside a 5.6 hand size crack and fumbling 5 minutes for one gear placement. Watching the above video made me remember how noob I can be and there are just … Continue reading Yosemite Dispatch 2
It has been 2 weeks in Yosemite and since we touched down in LAX it has been a wild time. This time Kelly and I both quitted our jobs and planned a year's trip to climbing mainly in US and Europe. First stop is US in California and we are stopping by Yosemite again and … Continue reading 2 Weeks in Yosemite..
It has been almost a week since we left the Valley and I’m missing it already. Looking back at the trip, it is like a rojak of extreme joy, fear, sadness and anger altogether. Climbing has never been so emotional for me. Yet at the same time, I feel I’m alive and living life. 2011 … Continue reading Being the trad climber wannabe