So, earlier in the year I posted a list of climbs I wanted to do before the end of the year. After a summer of relaxing and eating lots of cookies instead of climbing rocks, I’ve adjusted the list a touch. So here it is. My fall tick list. Assuming I can get back into shape this should be somewhat doable. I’ve taken out all of the routes for now as my psych seems to be landing on the short rocks. So here it is, my Fall 08 wish list….
Alpine Club – V9 – Devils lake – Possibly the two hardest moves at Devils Lake….in succession.
Beautiful Soup – V8 – Devils lake – Hard, but doable. More of a warm up for the next one…
The Keymaker – V10/11?? – Devils lake – Un-repeated and proud. Very very high on the priority list.
Sex and Chocolate – V7 – Devils lake – Classic slopers on Quartzite. Need to wait for the cool temps though. Another warm up for something better to come…
Sex and Chocolate Direct – Project – Devils Lake – A direct finish to the previous problem. There are holds on the upper wall but I’ve spent a good part of the last year and a half trying to ignore just how thin they are.
Sandstone Violence – V8 – Governor Dodge – I’ve got a very definite personal vendetta against this problem. I worked out the beta. Got within two inches of pulling the FA. Then got hit by a 7 pound block of sandstone and lost all interest in it. My prediction, it’ll be sent by the end of October.
Illusions of Paradise – V7 – Governor Dodge – Looks like a pretty cool problem. I haven’t seen it yet but people have been saying good things. We’ll see.
So there it is. Considering I’m in about V4 shape right now, I had better get on it and start ticking these things off. I’ll be sure to keep all of our loyal fans up to date on my flailing. Preferably with lots of pictures.