My view for two days, looking straight up and out of the dungeon into the great blue beyond.
i was here, in vedauwoo throwing myself at my hardest ow and boulder problem i have ever faced, to push myself, my limit.
after 2 half days of committing chicken wing inverts, squeezing my body through slots and almost getting stuck i came very close to pulling out of the crux, but alas i did not send.
my attempts on the second day were progressively the furthest i've gotten through the problem, pushing me to try just a little harder next time. "chimney sideways, invert off chicken wing, bring feet over head and out the lip, descend face first to squeeze torso through the lip, chicken wing the lip, bump feet, bump chicken wing, bump feet, bump chicken wing, pull hips into the lip, try and go hands free to hand fist stack, pull body up, stack, pull body up, stack..."
a stack or two before the end i fell out of the crack, hit the pad and seen perfectly round dots dispersed along it.
the end of my day and effectively the end of the vedauwoo climbing season. it continues to rain this weekend and monday brings the snows. "the warden" v8 has eluded me this season, but in this place i have found solace and i will return, stronger, hungrier, appreciative and willing to suffer. with stronger skills and a sharper mind i will find myself back in this holy land of beauty and pain.
video of my last attempt maybe coming...
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