It’s been raining here on and off since I arrived to the Red River Gorge, and now will 100% down pouring from the gods today and most likely tomorrow, looks like no climbing til Friday at least, and maybe as late as SUNDAY!?!!? This is Lindsey and me, chilling at Miguel’s, enjoying his wireless internet. Planning our rain rituals to wash away the water! bah!
And just as I determined my project!! Bah! Chainsaw Massacre, 12a. Hard. Surprisingly quite doable, but there are a couple clipping holds that might be the end of the me. Considering I had to grab the chain to clip, it will be a challenge, but that’s why it’s called a project, eh? I have only ever had 2 projects and they were both boulder problems, so I am totally psyched to have a rope project. One that I think I could actually do. That is crazy to me. To have a 12 project. Skinny, little, weenie me. It is so awesome. Here is a picture of the climb.
Amidst the rain, I was able to finally climb this classic route at the Left Flank wall, called To Defy the Laws of Tradition. Funny b/c i guess the crux on this route is a reachy move, but since I have quite some extension, it was not cruxy for me at all, in fact, I did the move, then came down to switch my hands and did it again. No big. The hard part for me was the feet – apparently there were huge ones all around at the bottom, but I never found any of them. SO – the whole thing felt quite campusy – my bad. FUN climb!