After another rest day, we went back to Nagual for round 2. This time I made two very good links, getting through the bottom twice and falling at what seemed to me to be past the crux. Unfortunately, my skin was failing on the sharp holds and we never got to go back. Hopefully, I will get a chance to head back down and finish that one. Here are some pics.
One of my best goes
Later, Angela went over and finished off two of her projects, Purple Flowers V9 and the stunning French Tickler, also V9. Props to Abby Smith who I believe was the first female to do that one. Well done!
The last day we spent on North Mountain. Ange. had spent a few days trying Free Willy V10, and she finally managed to get the send, moving off the same small “intermediate” Flann used. It was nice to see Ange. really get after it as she double clutched the last jug on the send.
We hiked up near the Ghetto Simulator to check out an amazing new highball called To Die For V5, which was put up by Jason Kehl. This is easily on of the best of its grade in the Park. I finished up a contrivance in the Martini Cave called The Litz Problem V11, which starts on the V9 Dirty Martini and then heads left into maybe another V9 or V10 sequence and the finish jug of Esperanza. With the day coming to a close, we walked up to Theatre of the Absurd, a low V10 on the Aslyum. I figured out the moves and climbed to the jug as the darkness crept in. The final move was really desperate as I was pumped and tired from the day of climbing. I think I surprised the whole group, and myself, when I latched it with a wild throw. I decided to topout it out, which was terrifying as it seemed every hold might snap under my trembling feet. Soon I was on top and our trip was at an end. Hueco continues to provide some of the best climbing memories and this trip was no exception.
Here are some more images from our trip.
A first class moderate on East Mountain
Justin Alarcon sends Fight or Flight V4, a classic highball on the East Spur