Rocklands Day 3…Hollow?

Rocklands Day 3…Hollow?

Posted on 28. Jul, 2009 by in News

Not every day of a roadtrip is incredible. Without the bad there would be no good. The third day started off with a brutal 45 minute uphill hike/scramble to a small cluster of boulders.

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Bernd Zangerl had climbed a gorgeous arete at this area. It looked difficult, was graded V12 and I only tried it briefly. This problem is potentially four stars, however I don’t think any one save Kevin was particularly motivated to try. Kevin’s one hour ascent was awesome.

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I was super impressed by his technical ability. I feel like I learn something when I watch him climb and that is very motivating. Upon returning to the car about 30 baboons scampered down the hill. They are amazingly human-like. Unfortunately my lens was too weak to get any decent pictures. Regardless, it was a long day that we attempted to salvage by going to The Riverside area, home of Moiste Massey and I didn’t try it. I did manage a cool V9 roof, White Mazda Clan and I tried a gorgeous 4 star V9 with a big move at the top – I got very close but couldn’t commit to the final jump. The Rocklands is 8 hours ahead of Boulder and jet-lag, it seemed, had caught up with all of us.

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This day we were hollow, without our muscles or our hearts…

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One Response to “Rocklands Day 3…Hollow?”

  1. sock hands

    29. Jul, 2009

    and all of your clan rejoiced knowing that you were out of range from jutin’s kicking…err… “motivating” feet and abusive….umm… “inspiring” diatribes.

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