Crazy formations on the river
Upon my return from Seattle it was back on the grind. Just training hard and getting ready for the Triple Crown Bouldering Series! I was able to do well at the first two events and took 1st. HP40 is this weekend so i'm getting psyched.
I did recently get to spend 9 days in the RRG. I hadn't been climbing on ropes or training endurance at all before I left but I was excited to use these 9 days as time to get back in shape. To my surprise though my endurance wasn't complete trash and on my 2nd day I was able to climb the classic 14a Transworld Depravity. After that I started focusing my efforts on mileage. I finished up some nice madness cave routes and did a couple rad lines at the chocolate factory, Death by Chocolate 13b & Eternal Fire 13c. Then towards the end of my trip I thought it would be fun to try a harder line. I chose to try 50 Words for Pump a 14b at Bob Marley. At first I was surprised on how difficult some of the movements were but then again I have little to no experience on how hard these routes should feel. I sussed out some good beta on my 1st and 2nd goes and on my 3rd go I managed to make it through the bottom and punted off pretty high up. I didn't get a chance to try the route again as this was our last day and I was completely wrecked. But no worries, i'm heading back to the RRG on monday and this time it will be for almost a month! The tic list for the trip goes on and on but i'm mostly just excited to better myself as a sport climber and see what I can manage. I know Adam Ondra just completely murdered the area but he's not real so I don't care. I will be rolling up with my good buddy Tyler Wilcutt and we are going to have a field day punting off some routes and hopefully bolting a few of our own!
For now here are some pics courtesy of Forest Woodward
50 Words for Pump
Ashima down there hiking 14c