This winter I did a couple of trips to my favorite place on earth to boulder - Bishop. I did a trip with a large group from Zero Gravity and I did a trip with just a couple of climbing buddies. I like the energy of the large group but I also enjoyed the chill vibe of hanging with just a few friends.
Another Winter of Climbing in Bishop - Seth Rogers
As always, I spent a lot of the time in the Sads. I got my first outdoor V9 – Slunk. It is different than most problems. The best way I could describe it is that it is an overhang-arete with a mono. I also did Water Hazard Right that is another V9. My friend Matt Grossman and I worked it together and both got it pretty quickly. Later, we went over to the Pow Pow area, and I onsighted French Press (V6). I really like slab, so I knew that route was right up my alley. I used a different foot than the other people working on it that made it much easier. My 5.10 Teams were great for gripping the dime-edge foot I found. I also sent 3 other V6’s – Rio’s Crack, Action Figure and Smooth Shrimp and sent Mr. Frosty (V8) near the Sads’ parking lot.
We went back to camp to find our tent had blown over and the wind was still screaming. My friends were afraid the tent would come down in the night, and they went to go sleep in the truck. I put the tent back up, went to sleep and everything was fine. All and all, I thought it was a really sweet trip, with a ton of sends. I hope I can go back soon before it gets too hot.