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A ZG Team Trip to Bishop - Matt Grossman

A ZG Team Trip to Bishop - Matt Grossman
A ZG Team Trip to Bishop - Matt Grossman
A ZG Team Trip to Bishop - Matt Grossman
January 25, 2014 -  Matt Grossman    

Over Christmas break Scott Cory, a few kids from our team and I went up to bishop to climb. It was really fun because I had people to climb with and to encourage me and for me to encourage. It was also fun when we weren’t at the crags because there were lots of people to talk to and hang out with at the fire. On the first day we went to the Happys and started up by the Clapper. Then moved on to the Slow dance cave, then Acid wash, next Every color you are and finished off at Solarium. I sent The Clapper V6, Every Color You Are V6, and got close on Standing Ovation V7, A Big Round of Applause V8, Acid Wash Right V7, and Less Poetry Please V8. It was really cool climbing with my team because when someone makes progress on a route it motivates you to climb.

The Next day we went back to the Happys because everyone was really close to their projects and we wanted to send. We went to the same places as the day before and had lots more sending that day. I sent Standing Ovation V7, A Big Round of Applause V8, and Acid Wash Right V7. As well my team mates sent some of those same routes.

On the third day we went to the Buttermilks. We mostly stayed at the Grandma and Grandpa Peabody boulders and spent a little bit of time at High Plains Drifter. We started on the Grandma Peabody. I worked Go Granny Ho V7 and Go Granny go right V5. I ended up sending Go Granny Go right and got close on Go Granny Ho, which I came back a few days later and sent. We then ate lunch and headed up to the high plains drifter boulder. My team mates and I worked it for a while and I was starting to get a little burnt out so I took a 10-15 minute break and then put my shoes back on and did it 2nd try. It was really fun and once I stuck the move to the second sloper I knew that I couldn’t fall. Setting up for the drifter move I placed my feet and once I hit the hold I knew that it was over. I did the next few moves on jugs and then was on the slab. Slowly walking up the side it was an awesome experience probably one of the best routes in bishop.


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