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Yosemite June / Colorado July? 2012 - Giovanni Traversi

Yosemite June / Colorado July? 2012 - Giovanni Traversi
June 10, 2012 -  Giovanni    

I just got home from a short 4 day trip to Yosemite where i spent most of my time working on Dogwood (v12), I came extremely close to sending this problem getting my fingers over the lip of the boulder. I am very excited by my progress on this classic. I should be returning next week to Yosemite to finish it up! I also had the opportunity to wrap down and start trying the moves on a project located in the back of Camp 4. 

I am quite positive this boulder has never been done before, i spent a couple of sessions breaking off chossy holds that couldn't even handle my body weight. However, after a good amount of cleaning effort and breaking, some new rock solid holds appeared. I did a few of the moves of the upper headwall on a gri-gri. I'm guessing the problem is somewhere in the (v10) range difficulty wise. It is a bit of a highball with not so good of a landing, but the climbing im sure will make up for that. I will be making it out to the valley during the colder months this year to switch it up and try to get stronger on Yosemite granite.  

I am planning on taking a trip out to Colorado this summer for sure! I am psyched to get on Nothin' But Sunshine v13 in RMNP. Last year I came agonizingly close to sending it by headlamp in the dark. I fell grabbing the last crimp just before the jugs so i need to get that thing done! I also want to continue working on Top Notch v13, one of the best boulder problems on the front range...and maybe even give some goes on Jade! I am extremely psyched to get on some hard stuff this year!

More updates to come!

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