Monday, February 18, 2013

Were Back!!!

It has been awhile has it not? Well don't worry because the DSC crew is back in action. In fact many of the DSC crew have been going on some crazy adventures! Dalan, Delaney, Shane and Joe all went to Pan America Championships in Chile over spring break. Over Christmas break myself (Canon) and Delaney went to an amazing training camp with well renowned trainer Kris Peters

Working the Systems Board
J-Strong and Kris 

Getting Some Vocal Encouragement 

Delaney Sticking a Big Move!
Myself and Dalan have also been making a lot of day trips to local and not so local crags around Texas and Oklahoma. The DSC have been making good use of the crash pads Motivation Volumes gave us!! So far we have been to Tonkawa Falls, Zen Pen in Oklahoma, the Whichitas, Cowell in Arkansas, and Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas.

Flop Send of Orangutanswang

Dalan Cheezin

Kill Bill Vol. 2 V7

Glorious Pads!!! 

Dyno! Orangutanswang V5

Dalan Trying Hard on Texas Holdem V11

Sure Does Look Like the Rocklands...

Cromagination V10 Tonkawa Falls 

Yes He Does Go in The River...

Send Go of Cromagination

Just Look at That Face!

Sorry for the long post but there was a lot to cover!! More posts to come with many adventures ahead of the DSC Crew!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Time Lapses

What's up DSC fans! It's Tiffany.

So I decided to mess around with a fancy app on my ipod touch to create some pretty cool lookin (at least I think) time lapses!



Hey guys, It's Owen and Tiffany!!

Our last day( June 20th) in Alabama ended kind of bitter sweet on the climbing side. None of us ended up sending the climbs we were working on . Dalan and I even fell on the last few moves of unshackled (13c). It was hard to be upset since the climbing was better than we expected. We left Alabama excited to go train in Atlanta. 

Staying in the dirty south, we made it to Elizabeth’s Aunts house. They were extremely welcoming and their hospitality was amazing.

 Our first night, and every other night was spent watching movies, from The Usual suspect to the classic Fight Club. Our first day at the gym (June 21st) went very well. Our skin hurt, and we got extremely pumped, but never the less, we worked hard and had fun. The car ride back consisted of listening to the best DJ (me) and dancing all the way back. Every ride after that, we did the same dancing and poor singing. Our go to song became the very musically aesthetic song: “Call me maybe”. Addison and I really seemed to enjoy dancing and making a fool of ourselves to that song. 

Our second night (June 22nd) at 3am, we decided to take a run around the neighborhood. We ended up running 3 miles, and coming home extremely sweaty and tired. 

The next day (REST DAY) we woke up around 2pm and went to the mall to play lunar putt putt. 

Tiffany ended up with the worst score, and in turn she was given a slave wish (we got to decide one thing that Tiffany had to do, which usually ends in humiliation). We have not determined Tiffs slave wish, which will be mentioned later no matter how humiliating it might be. 

That night was spent running around in a tiger costume.

and... making EPIC nutella sandwhiches

The next day (June 23rd) we became more serious as we trained for 7 hours in the gym. We mainly were working on onsighting the climbs there, and trying to build up our endurance for the towering 600ft walls.

Owen and Dalan SPLEADING (speed leading)

After a great stay at Elizabeth’s Aunts house, we made the move to Dalan’s Uncles house. 
Once again, we had another great house to stay at. We spent the first night (June 24th) walking their huge and playful dog, Shadow, around the neighborhood.

We also decide to chase geese all around the pond.

 The next day(June 25th) , after the 5 hour drive to the gym(really 45 mins), we had another 7 hour day of climbing. Our fatigue really started to kick in as we fought our pain and pump to continue training!

Keepin us psyched...THANKS JOSH!

Yesterday( June 26th) we had a late start… waking up around noon, making it up to the gym around 2 p.m. We climbed for good five hours and then headed home. We made a stop at Atlanta’s very own: Krystals burger joint. Dalan had been ranting about how delicious the burgers were so we decided to try them out!


Joe Gifford

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Always Prepared with Roam Ready

Hey guys, It's Canon Huse from the DSC crew!!

Roam Ready

Through my friend Dominic and the competitions I have been to recently I have been able to get to know Zach Ready of the Ready brothers. For those of you who don't know what these guys do, they are a local Dallas company that makes high quality outdoor gear that can be custom tailored to fit your body. When I went on my trip to the Red River Gorge with Dominic he brought along lots of Ready gear that I got to personally try out, so I figured, why not do a little gear review.



The MOAB (mother of all bags) is a climbing specific bag that is made to carry all of your gear with ease and still have extra room. It has a unique boxy shape and a big roll top.


This bag is big. It can carry everything you need and keep it organized because it has four internal storage pockets and a strap to keep your rope or whatever else you need in place while your roaming around. It sits comfortably on your back even on the long up hill hikes into the Red and once your there it provides a very nice place to sit and put your shoes on.


When I got to use the bag it was the prototype and instead of the roll top it had a zipper closure. I like the zipper closure much better than the roll top because I feel like the zipper closure lays more comfortably on your back. Also the shoulder straps could have a little padding.

Bottom Line

This is a great climbing bag that will serve you well on any trip you go on, from a quick day trip to the local crag or that long road trip you have been planning.   

The 47


My friend Dominic has this jacket and while we were at the red he let me try it out for the day. This is a minimalist shell designed to be quick, light, and keep you dry no matter how heavy the downpour. 


I really liked that the cut of the jacket was more athletic and I could still move around easily when wearing it. The material it was made out of felt good against my arms and was very sturdy. I didn't try it out but the hood felt like it could accommodate a helmet, which is always a good option to have when rock climbing.


This jacket needs pockets! When I was wearing this jacket and there was a cold wind or it was drizzling rain I would go to put my hands in the pockets I thought were there only to be disappointed again and again.

Bottom Line

I really liked this jacket a lot and even though it is a great minimalist shell I think the addition of pockets would make it even better.