It’s been a busy last month for myself in terms of climbing related stuff. November started off with a bang in the form of the 14th installment of Full Gravity Day. Good times were had by all. Here’s a few pics from finals:
Shortly after FGD I hit the road for my annual pilgrimage to desert sandstone. I climbed at the usual suspects in Utah – Joe’s Valley, Triassic and Moe’s Valley. The trip ended slightly sooner than expected, but I was able to chase the good weather around and get a lot of great climbs in. Some photos/screenshots:
Immediately after sending the Dead Sea, which ended up being my main project, I headed slightly up the Left Fork to Sunshine Daydream, a really cool looking V7. After a few minutes figuring out the beta I was sure I would do it quick. Things did not go as expected. I threw for a gaston crimp, stuck it for half a second, then barn-doored off and knew I was going to miss the pads and land in jumbled fist sized rocks from a decent height. Somehow I stuck the landing and was elated that I didn’t break anything. That passed quickly when I realized I had ripped off half my middle finger’s tip resulting in the worst flapper I’ve ever seen. Well, at least I got to spend Thanksgiving at home for the first time in a few years…
Luckily it healed up relatively quickly and I was able to get out for my annual (weather permitting) b-day circuit at Whiskey. Ended up being a beautiful day and I surprised myself by climbing pretty well despite not climbing since UT and being quite tired from helping set up the walls for the World Cup Ice Comp at the Bozeman Ice Fest. Hope y’all were able to make it out for the first Ice World Cup held in North America. It was quite the show!