Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spring Break, Day 6: Left Flank

Due back in Michigan that evening, we decided to spend a chilly Friday morning at Left Flank wall.  Nobody was feeling like climbing particularly hard, which is good, because To Defy the Laws of Tradition (5.10a) felt damn pretty difficult to me.

Sam got up without a fall.  Whether it was the polished/wet/cold rock or just being freaked out by the low crux moves with Sam belaying me, I had to hang once or twice on the way up to figure things out.  At no point did I feel particularly great.  Seemed like a lot of work and no joy.  But people love this thing, and I'll probably come back to this at some point and climb it and wonder why I had trouble the first time.

Fast Food Christians (5.10a), on the other hand, was more fun.  Interesting start followed by super easy climbing on an edgy slab.  A very slightly harder version of the easy slabs at Roadside.

With cold weather, places to be and a grumpy Leo we packed it in and headed home after a week of solid climbing.  Up to our 18th day and 58th route of 2017!

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