The last few days have been wonderful. Temps have been good (a bit humid though) and the climbing has really started to click for me. We spent a nice day out in Brione two days ago, where I managed a quick ascent of Amber 8B, and gave my first go on Vecchio Leone. Got to the last hard move. More importantly, I have a new project that I am now obsessed with. The Story of Two Worlds! It has been on my list since completing The Dagger, and today I gave it some solid effort.
After getting some video beta from Dai Koyamada (who actually lives next door), I surprised myself by climbing into The Dagger a few times today. I didn’t expect to have such rapid progress! Now that the full line is in two overlapping sections, the important question has been answered- IT WILL GO! And it is f*cking hard! Here is a little screenshot from some video I captured:
The next few days call for some rain in the Ticino area. We might attempt a Magic Wood session either tomorrow or Sunday. Psyched! I will also be posting a mega blog, some videos that I’ve been working on, and some more photos.