Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hueco Part 7

Yesterday was a little weird. My body felt strong, I wasn't stiff, I had slept well the night before, but I had no energy and just wanted to nap all day. I tried "Mo' Mojo" again and fell at the last hard move every time I tried. I wasn't really all that upset, I just wanted a nap.

Later in the day Kevin and I were lounging beneath a boulder near the top of East Mountain and I saw a cool looking roof not far off. I went for look despite Kevin's warning that it didn't look like much. After a minute of inspection I quickly decided that this could possibly be the best unclimbed roof in Hueco. I called Kevin over and he was dumbstruck as well. We both thought that there must be a reason it hasn't been climbed before so we looked all over for rock art, burial remains, or 'closed to climbing' signs. None were found. The landing at the end left something to be desired but we were prepared to do it with just our four small Organic pads. After a brief brushing and chalking session I began to climb what might have become the highlight of my trip, an incredible first ascent at the "climbed out" Hueco Tanks.

Here's a video of our day. I apologise for the poor footage of the FA but my batteries died and I couldn't get a different angle. Hopefully we'll go back with friends and I'll get some more media.

Its possible that this movie will be better than the one presented above. Its possible.

PURE - A Bouldering Flick by Chuck Fryberger OFFICIAL TRAILER from Chuck Fryberger on Vimeo.


sock hands said...

my comp screen is a bit dark to see the FA well, but looks like the movement is stellar. word

Justin said...

Its not your screen, its the video, it was sub par. Jemerson got footage of it yesterday so hopefully that will emerge somewhere.

J V said...

The Princess Diaries.