Every winter the same thing happens to us Seattle-ites. The rain comes and brings with it the hankering to travel to a destination like as the Red River Gorge. I came here back in the spring of ’09 and was really impressed. The pure density of climbing out here is ridiculous. If the Red isn’t near the top of everyone’s list for sport climbing destinations then I must be missing out on some crazy good crags. I am very excited to be back here and especially with such great climbing partners.
Hard training from September, in Marseille :-) and then going one week to Ariège with good friends for holidays. Good weather from Monday to Sunday! and after some days motivation and success are there: a lot of new routes done, and two GREAT 8c in Sabart and Génat (Amadéus, and Talisman, 2ndGo)! The shape is coming ;)
A few days ago (FINALLY, and when I say finally, I mean 4 years FINALLY) I sent a long-time sport climbing proj. I believe, but am not 100% positive, it was a first time for a woman to climb this route (rated 13a/d depending on who you ask! My favorite quote about Aesthetics—named for the beauty of the rock and setting, not, in my opinion, the climbing which is unconventional and thuggy!—from 8a is "harder than Realization?!" ;-)) For a long time, nothing I was doing worked, so I said "f-it!" and threw all caution, planning and plotting to...