Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I went to Index on Wedensday with Kyle, climbing at the Lower Town Wall for my first time. We had fun warming up on Godzilla and a few other climbs, then tried a climb called Dwarf Toss that Kyle had done on TR and wanted to try and lead. After one hard start move, the climb follows bolts up a tricky face to a huge dyno to a positive edge at least 10 feet from the ledge your feet are on. In typical style, Kyle gunned it down first try despite the baking sun. I took a while for me to make it up to the dyno, which I never quite committed to sticking. It's a super-fun climb I'd like to try again, even though it was a little demoralizing feeling like a beginner as I thrutched and hung up the sunny face. I guess it's supposed to be hard.

After a bit of a siesta, the posse reconvened. I toproped Tatoosh for an awesome cool-down, while Kyle climbed Like Honey, another difficult line established last year by Chris Hensen. I had a blast, even if I got disproportionally worked for the number of pitches I did. I'll have to start leading one of these days...

Here's a picture of Drew on Narrow Arrow Direct

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