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Win/Win: Sending Wicked Quickie and Finding Lost Carabiner - Seth Rogers

 
Win/Win:  Sending Wicked Quickie and Finding Lost Carabiner - Seth Rogers
Win/Win:  Sending Wicked Quickie and Finding Lost Carabiner - Seth Rogers
Win/Win:  Sending Wicked Quickie and Finding Lost Carabiner - Seth Rogers
Win/Win:  Sending Wicked Quickie and Finding Lost Carabiner - Seth Rogers
Win/Win:  Sending Wicked Quickie and Finding Lost Carabiner - Seth Rogers
Win/Win:  Sending Wicked Quickie and Finding Lost Carabiner - Seth Rogers
 
November 18, 2013 -  Seth Rogers    
 

Last weekend, I sent one of my hardest outside projects named Wicked Quickie (12d). It’s in the Central Cave at Big Chief outside Lake Tahoe. My very first 5.10 blog was June last year and I wrote about trying this route with my friends.  I said I would come back to work the project and I did! 

 

The next time we went to Big Chief, I worked it for a day and left my locking carabiner on the anchor because I wanted to come back the following day. When we woke up the next day, it was raining. No one wanted to do the lengthy approach just to get the carabiner so we left it there.  (It was the only gear I’ve left behind.)

When I went back on this trip, the carabiner was still there! It took me some time to remember the beta and I still had to figure out the last cruxy move. I also knew this would be our last trip before the snows came and, if I didn’t get it, I would have to wait until Spring.

I started off climbing in my Arrowheads but Wicked Quickie requires a big heel hook so I switched to my Teams that are great for technical climbing. I worked it most the day and got very frustrated.  But finally I stuck the last move! What a great feeling! My belayer just let me hang there so I could enjoy the feeling and the great views.

I love Big Chief and I will be back for more projects!

 

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