Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Best Day EVAR (of bouldering, for me personally)

Yesterday, Maya and I went to North Mountain. After basking in the sun for more than an hour at the top of the chains, I decided to try Loaded Direct to see how it felt, since I had just done Loaded with Power the other day. After a few tries I stuck the first pinch, made it to the angry crimp and fell trying to snatch the second crimper. After some rest I topped out, my celebration on top of the boulder witnessed by people below the chains. Maya didn't take any photos, since it was just the two of us up there and something about that boulder implies that you should have a spotter (it isn't too tall, but a fall from up high could be potentially dangerous).

After a few PB and J tortillas, we went around to the front side and hiked up to Diaphanous Sea, which I climbed a little on last week. I didn't really think I had a chance, but figured that I would give it some effort to get the beta really sussed. Maybe it was chick power, but I sent after about an hour and a half of on and off attempts. Needless to say, I was psyched. I'm really happy Maya was here to share the day with me.

The guy whose name I keep forgetting on Terre de Sienne (tear de skin!)

Myself on the second move of Diaphanous Sea. PSYCHED.


  1. Schralp the gnarr yo, schralp it! Nice work, Papi!