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Jon Cardwell Boulders Amnesia

 
Jon Cardwell Boulders Amnesia
Jon Cardwell Boulders Amnesia
Jon Cardwell Boulders Amnesia
Jon Cardwell Boulders Amnesia
 
August 25, 2010 -  Jon Cardwell    
 

Yesterday, after a long drive to the huge metropolis of Belo Horizonto on Sunday, we got an early start to check out a classic power boulder from Felipe called Amnesia.  I warmed up and checked the moves... I was surprised on how the boulder suited my style.  Compression, steep, about 45 degrees, and small holds.  It's 8 moves long so it's quick to the point.  You have to hit the moves perfectly with no hesitation.  Bouldering at it's finest.

 

I gave one shot from the start and just missed the last crimper, a quarter pad incut sidepull that bites, my skin already burned so i knew I didn't have many more tries.  I waited about 20 minutes for a nice breeze and pulled on without thinking, I snatched the edge, enough to stick, I knew it was nearly in the bag, one more jump move and its over.  Don't think about the pain just go.  I moved my feet and leaped.  I topped out and finished Amnesia, one of the best 8B's I have ever climbed.  Perfect!

 

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