Spiderman - Really nice 3 pitch line. Pitches 2 and 3 are excellent. Swapped leads with Brian.
Out of Harm's Way - Cool route. Pitch 1 is sustained and demanding for a 5.8. The no pro 20 foot 5.7 traverse at the start of pitch 2 is awesome and exhilirating. Equal value for the follower. Fun times.
Route Climbed: Spiderman + variations, In Harms Way, Out of Harms way Date Climbed: In the 1990's
Spiderman was one of my first natural pro leads. I had only led Moscow before coming here. Ah, how I plugged in the cams. I still remember the joy of finding the overhang of the last pitch to be so simple and easy. The thrill that ran through me when I reached up and found giant jugs right at the lip of the overhang.....
Once we topped out on In Harms Way then walked over and rappeled off of an anchor above the cinnamon slab\peanut area. This saved the trudge over asterisk pass.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe