Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bishop- Dale's Camp

Bennett Dahl- 'Zen Flute' (v10)

Though my finger injury has temporarily put my climbing on hold, I have still been out supporting friends on their various projects. I met Bennett Dahl shortly after injuring my finger and have been lending him moral support and, as he would say, 'technique advice'. Bennett has only been climbing for a little over a year but is crushing it, having already sent a couple v10's. Yesterday, we hiked around checking out future projects, and then spent some time working 'Zen Flute', a Chris Sharma line with an outrageous finishing dyno.

Bumping to the crimp

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

End Of The Road

Storm clouds loom over the Prozac Nation Bluffs at the Sad Boulders.

Today was a bad day for me. Fell off the last move of my project 'Water Colors' (v7). Got rained on. And worst of all, I ruptured/tore my A2 tendon pulley on my right ring finger. Which pretty much means that my climbing trip is over. I'm going to give it a couple of days and see how it feels, but I've done this before and I know the drill. No climbing for at least two weeks, and possibly a month or more, depending on how it heals. I'm super disappointed, to say the least.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bishop- The Sad Boulders

Jessi DeLong styling the beta-intensive problem
'The Mothership Connection'

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to meet up with some friends for a morning of bouldering at the Sads. This afforded me the opportunity to get a few pictures, which has otherwise been difficult since I've mostly been climbing alone. It was a very fun day.

Notable ascents included:
-'The Black Stuff', a v1 with a terrifying landing
-another repeat of 'Molly' (v5)
-a relatively quick send of 'French Press' (v6), an incredibly thin and technical line
-'The Mothership Connection' (v4/5), a super fun, athletic climb with some crazy beta

'The Mothership Connection' (v4)

Brandon- 'French Press' (v6)

'French Press' (v6)