Feeling the Pressure– bolts and crack who would have thought it?

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Feeling the Pressure– bolts and crack who would have thought it?

I skipped the bolt. The crack crumbled as I brought my foot even with my hands and tried to shift onto the last foot smear.  Four meters above my placement I launched into the last jam. My pinky slid into position but I choked as I felt it creep slowly out of the crack. I didn’t generate enough momentum to lock solidly and I was slipping.  

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Gutless Wonder

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Gutless Wonder

 For ten days I fought terrible conditions.  Nature was not being kind to my plan.  Key finger-locks were wet, holds had broken, and sequences were marred.   The temperature was too hot and forced me into concentrated efforts in the evening but I was still one falling.  6 days into my session a rare-deluge soaked everything.  I didn’t really take it well– this was my last chance...

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