"Are you sure an E1 goes up there?"
"Well, that's where the guide says it goes"
"Looks pretty steep to me".
"Let's find out".
....some hours later...
|Steve following pitch 1 of Groovin' High|
"Not bad, eh?"
"The f*****g holds, just...so.. f*****g...big! And the f*****g gear! And the f*****g exposure! Just when you thought things were about to get sketchy you just placed a brilliant bit of gear, reached up, and hugged the mother of all jugs. Again, and again. F******g brilliant!"
|Russell at the end of the last pitch.|
It does sometimes strike me how incredible it seems that holds and cracks for protection are so regularly spaced on so many bits of rock across the globe - how many, many bits of rock can be climbed at pretty amenable standards, even ones that look totally improbable. Maybe there is a creator that designed it after all.
Or maybe Homo sapiens are one of many species of primate and are therefore quite good at climbing.
|In bad news, the 2012 midge season kicked off this weekend.|