I took a spectacular fall from the top of the 10th pitch and landed on the ledge at the top of 8th. Broken arm, serious damage to both ankles and knees. We held it together but it was an ordeal to get down.
2 months later the cast is off and I'm ready to get back.
Fantastic route. I placed my hand size gear too early on the last 5.10 pitch, that made for an interesting romp up the iron oxide varneshed crack. We skipped the final pitch as the aesthetic climbing was over and the hour was getting late.
Way to hot, but what the hell, literally! A classic, really enjoyed it, but I love dihedrals, chimneys and the like, particularly when it is hot. We combined 1 and 2; 7 and 8. Makes a lot of sense. Route goes relatively fast. Watch for that "out of order" rap station that saves you a rap in my descent notes. Super day on the rock switching leads with Zach, as always.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."