Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hueco Part 1

Well, I've been trying to load photos for about an hour, but to no avail. I'll try and update on my next trip to town with photos. Today, words will have to suffice. Damn.

The drive here to Hueco was pretty uneventful albeit long, my ass is still a little sore and I think my dog was going to mutiny out of boredom. We arrived to really strong winds, which is really the only kind of bad weather we get here. Fortunately, Kevin has a trailer this year so we can hang out, play chess, and cook in the comfortable confines of his Scamp.

My first day climbing was spent on East Mountain. I was guided by Kevin and we were joined at the last minute by Jamie and Angie who were both on "active rest days". I was a little nervous about my fitness and skin condition because over the last week or so I've spent most of my time eating and sitting. While some might praise the benefits of these training methods I find them detrimental to skin toughness and fat burning. As it turns out, my fears were mostly unfounded because I had a really good first day.

On day two the same troupe was joined by Beth, Mike, Patrick, Peter, and Randy. We spent the day hiding from the wind in the East Spur Maze and I think we all had a pretty fantastic day. Peter sent last years project "High Pro-Glo" very quickly as well as the exposed "Fight or Flight". Randy sent both "The Flame" and "Flower Power" and I was able to get up a few things myself. Everyone else either made progress on their personal projects or climbed something fun they'd never done before.

I'm going to try and stay on a "day on, day off" schedule, which means tomorrow will be spent at North Mountain, Friday I'll rest, Saturday another tour??? Who knows?

Till next time...

8 comments:

BEA said...

play chess huh? good thing I'm not there to kick yo ass again!

Susan said...

my kids play chess? Jeez - I should have enrolled them in the frickin' GATE program in elementary school........sorry guys_mama

Caitlin said...

brooke would definitely win. but you could probably crumble the chess pieces into bits of sand with your bare hands.... so you've got that going for you.

sock hands said...

what do you do with the dogger while climbing? i've always found my doggers to prohibit hueco sessions, but perhaps there is key beta. note: letting mine run around free at the rock ranch is not an option.

Justin said...

No free roaming the rock ranch for my dog. She hangs in Kevin's trailer during the day.

shannon said...

Photos!!! Hurry up.

sock hands said...

kevin told me that is dream in live would be to have my dog pack in his trailer for the duration of a climbing session. he has hoped for it since he was a little boy.

sock hands said...

one tiny photo on b3bouldering.com of the princess