Thursday, March 8, 2012

Arkansas in March

We got a little break from Austin the past week and have spent some time at "Sam's Throne" in North Arkansas. Nate was psyched to work on his project called Bereavement that was recently freed by Scott Fitzgerald in late January(formerly Dreadlock Rasta). Sarah started to work on a route called November Daze. The weather held up pretty good with rain here and there but overall it was great. 

Both of us were soooooo close to red-pointing our routes. We were so close that we know the next go at them will be it.


Anyone heard of the TV show "American Ninja Warrior"? Nate got a call from a buddy from high school who works with the show and invited us to help them set up the obstacle course and then test it before the show!

Pretty random but we decided it would be a blast so off we go to Dallas for NINJA WARRIOR!!!

Great view of the Throne from the overlook.

Awesome sandstone (Sarah's favorite stone to climb on)

Nate with his project, Bereavement.

View from below... the Rasta.

Sarah with her project November Daze.

November Daze.

 View from within the "Catacombs" the walk down to the base of Sams.

Awesome sunset sitting on the cliffs edge.


  1. Hey Nate,
    I'm excited you are working the "Rasta".
    Cole told me you and someone else were working it.
    I've put a ton of time into it and finally finished the free ascent back in late January.
    I called it "Bereavement" 13d
    Let me know what you think.

    1. I actually saw that on your blog before I headed that way. What an incredible climb! Would have loved the FA but I am psyched that it was somebody from the area instead of some pro just passing through. I believe that is the best line I know of in AR. I keep falling off one of the crimps right after the RURPS. If I can stick that crimp I am sure I will finish. I am hoping the weather and my schedule workout to get back there soon. Congrats on an amazing climb!

    2. By the way, I updated the name in the blog. I am so used to calling it Dreadlock Rasta that I just automatically put that.