Monday, August 13, 2007

A couple of FAs


James, Derek and Gomez went to Dry Valley on Sunday. The weather was perfect and Dry Valley always offers a different type of experience to the other fields. The day started well with Gomez encountering one of his spirit-creatures which inspired him for the rest of the day. A new dyno to do was then located and Gomez channeled his spirit-creature to produce Hawkwind. A wild ride and not too tricky at about V6. James and Derek also quickly sent the problem. No one succeeded on the project to the left, but ay least the holds are clean now...

Cosmic Energy was then attacked. With James getting a fuss free ascent (besides Gomez kneeing him in the head when spotting, that'll teach him to make faster progress than Gomez), Derek spouting beta and Gomez consistently falling off.

Later in the day Derek sent the eight year project in the valley near Sound of Silence (JP's originally?) possibly known as Angelfire. Unfortunately all that was required was some key beta and Derek said it wasn't that hard. Just how hard that is we don't know. He seemed disappointed...

It sure is a long walk back to the car!

7 comments:

JP said...

The prow with the edges?

Gomez the Kosmonaut said...

Oui. Kind of triangular. He started with the left as an undercling rather than downpulling and could pull over the foot and reach high up the arete, if that makes sense.

JP said...

oui oui. good stuff. from memory the rock quality is a little disappointing however.

Anonymous said...

Seb put up dance of silence then went to work on the prow/trianglar slighlty over hanging face. Seb didnt give it the full work out though. project, nice one derek

JP said...

hey DJ, don't you mean sound of silence?

Tor Vikan said...

looks fine!! We are a few norweagian boulderers coming for a week in september. Any campsites up in the hills, where to stay?

Cant wait to get on that rock!

daniel said...

do any of you guys know of a guy called Ryan Haeseley if so can you have a word to him about the photo of mine that he posted http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/photos/guestbook.cgi?ID=89092 there. I am gutted that some wanker from the us comes over here and claims all this shit. I wanna fly up to wellington and eat his liver. This photo has nothing to do with him and not only that he has credited it to the wrong person. please go to the link and leave a comment with the photo so he sorts his shit out.
Posted by daniel jenkins on 02 Sep 07

oh yeah sound of silence thanks jp