Thursday, July 18, 2013

All the way back to Westfork

So much to do out there that I had to go back for more. This time it was a little warmer but I had new problems in mind. Time to see how the foot was healing and climb like it was a normal day.
A spring on the way in
My goal for the trip was to do some new things and get on some leftovers from last time. The new was so good that I never got to the leftovers.
After a lot of tossing of stones the landings were ready and it was time to start in on the climbing. I thought that the slab would be super easy but it turned out to be a moderate head game. Fun for sure. Next it was on the the slightly hard things and so Newton was born.

Gravity Sit V2

Gravity Sit V2

Gravity Sit V2

 Newton's first move was a big mantal on small crimps. A supper steep start to a great finish on this V3.
The lip of Newton V3
Time for the long rail on the far side. What a great climb. The farther you go the harder it gets with a mantel finish waiting.
Gravitational Pull V3
Then there was the off balance arete next door. I really like the feel of this one. Cool moves right out of the box.
The cross move on Rip Cord V4
Ah but this was all warm-up for the best boulder problem on the boulder. Gravitron V5 It took about 4 tries to stick all the moves but what an incredible line. Lots of throwing is the name of the game.
Swing up to a heal while holding the compression
Bump the right hand up.
Suck in for the big throw

Throw hard to a blind crimp

Bump the right heal up and compress 

Blind bump for the jug.
Just campus out because that's what the pro's do right. Well almost. What a great day and now I must go back to get the things I left done. Bummer. Climb on people and thanks for reading.