This route escaped my day to day blogging from Pembroke... and so with a little time on my hands thanks to a Mello-enforced rest day, here it is. Pretty good timing actually as the route saw its first repeat courtesy of Neil Mawsons last weekend. Its always nice to see your routes getting attention, I hope more people follow in Neil's footsteps.
"It's weird" "It's ugly" "It's super fun!" These are the most common remarks I've collected when talking about the sport climbing in the Owens River Gorge. There is always the usual comments about the aesthetics at the hand of man, but then the conversation almost always ends with something along the lines of how incredibly fun the place is.
Hemos vuelto a las andadas, machaque incesante para recuperar el tobillo y parece que va bien, hoy prueba de fuego, Montserrat, mi eterno amor, el sector elegido El Prohibitivo o también llamado El Castell Marró, no eramos pocos pero hemos reído mucho gracias al Sr. Quo que siempre tiene aquella anécdota para sacarte una sonrisa.
The Bend Climbing Team pitches in, and gets in some pitches at the 2011 Smith Rock Spring Thing!
I went to Saint-Léger du Ventoux for the eastern holidays, that was great! For boulder amator's who might want to go there, prepare yourself to get pumped! I was myself not that much prepared for routes that long, so I broke my teeth on "Le mur des 6 clopes". I wasn't able to send it in the two days five tries I devoted to it... It's such a great line, with a pumpy 20meters start in jugs and big overhang, followed by the 5 last meters resistance crux.