We have arrived. Okay, our strength has arrived. Alright alright, Lindsay's strength has arrived. We've been getting out regularly, day on day off, and Lin has been slowly destroying everything she gets on. Everything she's tried she's done in a day, ten goes or less. Yesterday she did her first confirmed V9 with a quick tick of Kim with a Bathtub in her head. She fell on the last move of the flash attempt at Ultramega V8 (doing it quickly on her second go). And as a quick warm up she flashed Hector in a blender V7. A standout day to be sure!
It feels good to finally have good skin and strong muscles. It looks like we'll be here through the first bit of March as the weather further north is just not that warm yet. We're excited at the prospect of having more time to project harder climbs. We've also decided on Salt Lake as our destination for relocation. It boils down to job opportunities, housing opportunities, and a centralized location to lots of climbing. In the meantime, I've been playing around with our movie maker program and the new video is my first attempt at a future career in Hollywood. Enjoy.
Monday, February 9, 2009
So Hueco Tanks is still the most punishing area on the planet. I have yet to go anywhere that requires so much skin, so many muscles, and so much tenacity to complete projects. We're sitting in the sun right now nursing sore/injured fingers. It was really nasty yesterday and it made for some tired bodies and digits. Lindsay absolutely CRUSHED with an ascent of Better Eat Your Wheaties V9. It's worth mentioning that she did it in four tries. Very few people, male or female can claim such an achievement.
If our bodies can continue on our regiment of punishment, I think good things will happen within the next few weeks. The weather is looking less gorgeous and more Feb. for the next few weeks but c'est la vie. We're contemplating going to Bishop CA in early March, otherwise we'll head north to southern Utah. Pieces are falling into place as far as the move goes also, with a promising job prospect in Salt Lake for myself at a climbing gear distributor. Lindsay's studying at a hurried pace as always and continues to further her ongoing education. I don't know how she's so damned smart and so damned strong at the same time (I try like hell to do one or the other and even then I struggle)!
Oh yeah, the in-climate weather has given us some lovely sunsets.