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Rocklands Day 6

Rocklands Day 6

Posted on 03. Aug, 2009 by in News

After ticking some really great problems I was psyched to try a challenging project. There are three big areas to visit from the parking at Pakhuis Pass and this day we went to the third, The Fortress.
IMG_7271_2_2Pakhuis Pass from The Fortress

The Fortress is the smallest of the three and the main attraction is The Vice V13. This is a very long and physical problem. It took my a while to figure out my beta. I managed to do the problem in two parts, which I was very excited about. This is an amazing problem! One of the best I have seen in a while. Although the problems in Rocklands are often spread out and some of the areas are small, when the problems are good they are fully world class. This type of steep power climbing is a style that I found lacking in Fontainebleau. Here are some pictures.
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The Vice V13
I was content with my effort for the day and felt confident I could come back and climb the problem in a day or two. Today was the first day I didn’t feel jet-lagged. Again, the weather was perfect.
The longer I climb, the less motivation I have to devoting days and days trying to send one very hard project. I thought this boulder was worthy of a longer effort, but I also knew that it might be hard to get back here, traveling with so many people. I am not complaining, however. I really enjoy climbing, laughing and hanging out with my friends and more and more I find enjoyment from this over any send.

It is worth note that I had several book projects on the trip including The Fall by Albert Camus, Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton (a book my father had given to me that he had read when he was in Africa) The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath and Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. All but Cry, The Beloved Country have I since finished. I would recommend all of them if you are looking for some rest day material!

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3 Responses to “Rocklands Day 6”

  1. mark E

    03. Aug, 2009

    You claim to have ticked The Fall, Slaughterhouse 5, Cry, The Beloved Country, Plath’s Collected Poems and Moby-Dick on one trip?

    This scorecard would send you straight to the top of the LitCrit.101 rankings — quite a claim, in my estimation

    I demand you submit yourself to an essay test in front of a panel of accepted scholars to prove your chops, or provided further evidence of the scholarship benchmark you seek to establish.

    If its true, however, kudos to you. The grey matter must be throbbing.

  2. B3

    03. Aug, 2009

    Perhaps i should post unedited video of me reading Moby-Dick? :)

  3. B3

    03. Aug, 2009

    I read the fall and s5 on the plane, the poems went quick and I started Moby-Dick before the trip and finished it after words. I like to read and I have alot of free time.

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