My climbing buddy Pat Epps drove out to Pittsburg for the ISA competition , Penn-Del western chapter. I told my girlfriend yesterday, there is no doubt in my mind that he was going to finish in the top 5 out there. His climbing skills have come a long long way in the past couple of years. he dropped 25 or more pounds over the winter and was poised to make a good showing.
He was climbing behind Big Jon and Jim Roach foe the past couple of years and learned a lot there, but ended up running the ropes for Jon mostly. So he really wanted to show himself and the world how he could climb. (He was hitting 90' fairly accurately w the throw ball.)
Anyhow I just heard from him. He finished 3rd in the Maters Challenge and took 4th in every event. Roachy won (of course), and I forget who took second. I would have liked to seen it all. Next week we'll get together for the eastern chapter comp in Deleware.
See ya'll there.