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Monday, August 16, 2010

Rock Climb: Inner Wall / The Country - Aug 16, 2010

Started the day in the coolness of the Inner Wall at Index with Kurt, Chad and Ian. Chad began by leading Corner Flash (5.7) then he and Ian TR'd Agent Orange (5.11+). I led Toxic Shock (5.9), Kurt TR'd it, I did another lap and then attempted the upper pitch of Slapshot, a 5.11b bolted face/arete climb to the left of Toxic. I found it ridiculously hard and gave up.

Ian gave it a go after me and worked the heck out of it (we call him "Tenacious G" for a reason). I hopped on Agent Orange and fared much better despite the higher rating - go figure. Kurt did a lap on Corner Flash and Chad finally sent Slapshot in style with only one slip. He thought it felt harder than AO as well.

Somewheres before 2:00 we headed over to The Country to see if the shade had arrived there yet: not quite, so we chilled for a bit. When Ian couldn't wait any longer he jumped on Cunning Stunt (5.10d), still in the sun. He did an admirable job fighting through the difficult moves amid the heat.

IAN LEADING CUNNING STUNT






When Ian finished w/ CS, Chad and I climbed GM/Heart of the Country, which had finally entered the shade. Chad led the first two pitches of GM - I led HOTC.

PITCH 2 OF GM ROUTE


HEART OF THE COUNTRY


Good times.

More pics: Index Aug 16, 2010 photo set on Flickr ยป

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