It's pretty tough to remember everything that's happened over the past 6 months, and I didn't really get to take any photos or shoot any video.. A brief synopsis will have to do:
|Me, Brother, and Juniper!! Katy pic creds.|
|Me, Becca, Ralph, and Juniper!! Katy pic creds.|
|In Talkeetna with Me, Becca, Brother, and Ralph.. Katy pic creds.|
|Anchorage Brewing Co!! Katy pic creds.|
I really miss hanging out with my family, so it was awesome of them to come up here and hang out with me.
|Me, Erich, and Juniper out in Eagle River. Maggie pic creds.|
I caught some silver salmon out of Ship Creek right in downtown Anchorage..
|My first salmon ever! Pretty sweet|
I did a pretty sweet crimp line called Honky Tonk Badonka Donk. It goes at V10, which seemed valid to me. I haven't crimped that hard in a long time; things got a little bloody. Fortunately I was able finish it pretty quickly.
I also did a V10 called Bear King. It's a pretty sweet feature, but the crux really just revolves around the first move. Not even the first move; I'd say getting your feet off the ground is the real crux. After that, it's not so bad.
I ticked a few V9s off my list recently as well. I finally took down Heartbreaker, which has given me more trouble than anything else I've tried in Alaska. So glad I don't have to go back to that one..
|Muffin Man boulder. My new phone takes some pretty good shots.|
Breakdown Sit was another second ascent for me. Some techy footwork and sharp holds into a sweet topout.
Unfortunately, that's pretty much it. It's been raining for the past month, but maybe it will clear up before the snow sets in. The final goal of the season is to go out and take down Mr. Universe. It's supposed to go at V12. I've spent one day on it before and managed to do all the moves. Putting it all together would be pretty tough, but I may be able to give it some good goes if it's dry enough.