Silent Fall in Darrington Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2009
I got a rare day out on the rock forme. Lead pitches 2,4,6. Overcame fear of friction on pitch 2 and motored up 4 and 6. My partner lead the 10b bonus pitch - twice (he forgot gear at the anchor). The crux for me was the traverse after the third overlap. I fell both times I followed. The moves have this tricky sequence of friction, two tiny knobs and a roundy side pull you have to stretch to reach. I enjoyed trying a harder slab (as a second).
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