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Archive for July 5th, 2020

Getting Out Again

A former high school student of mine just graduated from college and had a few weeks on his hands before starting a new job. We climbed at the gym and week before last we got out to a local crag. It felt so good to be on real rock, breathing fresh air. He brought his girlfriend and little sister along. Everyone was challenged and everyone had fun.

Dalton and Bailey

Little Sis’ Homegrown Slabbin’

Dalton on Son of WT

A rail to rest on before the crux

It is not often that I am videoed climbing, which is OK. His girlfriend videoed me twice. Following is a pretty smooth attempt on a chill toprope of a 5.10a (or 5.9+, depending on who you read):

I learn from watching myself climb. I need to increase flexibility. I need to keep my body closer to the wall. I use my feet fairly well, but need to get them up higher even if on small pricks, so that I can reach handholds statically, that is, with more control. Following are few other scenes. 

Rigging for Son of WT

Helping with the rigging

Scoping out Dimpsey Dumpster

Scoping out the Dumpster (5.10b)

The Seep under Homegrown

Non-stop seep

Morphin Wall

Morphin Wall

 

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