It's fall, the temps are dropping, the air is chilling, and it is an EXCELLENT time to be a climber.
This past Sunday, Diggs and I had the pleasure of joining Dave, Sarah, and Rich for a day of old business in red cliff.
It was an odd session in that we all had EXACTLY the same boulder in mind. Diggs and Rich were back for another round on Minturn Mile, while the rest of us had our eye on Return of the Jedi.
I'm happy to say that a few projects went down.
After a few super strong efforts, Sarah cruised through the moves on Jedi and sent it. The psyche scream on top said it all.
After being educated by Sarah on proper resting techniques (actually rest) and some insight from Dave on the mental side (try like its your send burn) I managed to pull through the moves. Super PSYCHED! Despite doing the problem in overlapping sections and looking very strong, Dave didn't walk away calling Hot-Flashes to report the gnar. However, that just makes the upcoming send feel that much better!
Diggs FOUGHT HARD on Minturn Mile, also doing the problem in overlapping sections but her skin cried uncle and she had no choice but to surrender. It will likely go next session.
Rich looks like a total rock-star in this picture! I'm sure he felt like one too after sending Minturn Mile. I believe it was on his "to do this summer" list so congratulations are definitely in order for a SMOOTH send.
If anyone would like to come enjoy the cool fall temps with us over the upcoming weekend, DO IT! If you waste these opportunities you'll be kicking yourself when the snow hits!