So tonight at Planet Granite (my local climbing gym), I peeled off of the finishing hold on my current bouldering project. It’s the black V9 on the north outdoor bouldering wall that starts at the very bottom of the overhang. Subsequently, it would have also been my first V9, ever. Going for that final hold was like reaching out to the hand of God and him pulling away at the very last second yelling “psych!”
Normally, I wouldn’t be bothered much by a missed send like this. However, it is part of an older set which means it should be coming down soon, and it just so happens I’ll be unable to work on it all of this week. You see, I’m gonna be doing some camping and climbing out in Yosemite ‘til friday. It’s gonna be my first time back there this season so I’m pretty stoked for it; I’ve been eagerly waiting for the weather to let up so I can finally get back into The Valley to feel the love and work on some old projects. Pretty exciting stuff!
Still, I do hope that problem will be there when I get back. Good grief, can you imagine: being in Yosemite daydreaming about a bouldering project in the gym?