Thursday, August 4, 2011

More Sleep and Some Rest

Returning from a week back East with my family to visit my folks, I surfed the interweb and found this well done video by John Dickey and Cedar Wright. This irreverent video features a route I bolted last year at the new 'Downtown' Crag, called The Gravy Train .12b.

BD athlete Cedar Wright sport climbing in Ten Sleep, Wyoming from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.

The left side of Downtown features The John Henry Grotto. I added one more short and stout line on the far left fold, it is called Electric Jesus and may check in around 12+/13-. I gave two attempts but was unsuccessful in red-pointing it. The last and maybe one of the best routes there, it features a juggy start and holds that decrease in size until you are left with crimps at the end.

Before I left on my trip, I started two more long routes on a formation between the J.H. Grotto and the Coolsville stuff. These routes ascend a lower angle section to reach a bulging feature toward the end. All of the bolts are in but more cleaning needs to be done. I hope to get back to them soon but I will have to wait for a while due to an injury sustained in a wake boarding fall. I ripped my abdomen muscle to shreds and have been advised to take some time to let them heal. Bummer!