I got into 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell 2014!!!

By Josh  //  Rock Climbing  //  No Comments

24 Hours Of Horseshoe Hell is sure to be the most physically demanding thing I’ve ever attempted in my life. I’ve done many many long treks on a bike, but this is a different beast.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this. Out of over 4000 entries, I was luck enough to have gotten in with the lottery. My partner Christina has the energy and drive for us to really take a run at winning servearal of the categories.

I’m honestly a little nervous, not having climbed for 24 hours marathon style before, but I’m excited at the same time. Well, I’m off to start doing copious amounts of endurance training, and nutrition planning for before and after the comp. Oh and I had some good beta that trad climbing is a really good tool to have. I know how to do it, but I’ve never been able to invest in a rack. Last time Christina was climbing in Europe she’d mentioned a company I wasn’t super familiar with DMM Climbing that was all the rage over the pond. I think we’re going to see if they want to pick up some exposure in the states, and with a little luck and kindness, we can use their rack and other goods to grab the podium!

Even if not, I’m sure I’ll find someone to let us borrow cams for the comp. I can’t wait!

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