Sunday, April 20, 2008

Poudre Canyon

Our original plans in Poudre Canyon were changed due to lingering snow. The 420's were clear, and it was a beautiful day to hang out in the woods. We decided to give "Rasta Font Trainer" a try. It is one of the more obscure problems in the area and feels about V7/8. It doesn't look very inspirational, but the slopey holds are unique, and the movement is fun. I got shut down by the high sloper, and hope to get back on in better conditions soon. Ashley was climbing strong, but couldn't reach the high sloper no matter what she did. Then she tried the mantle from the intermediate two finger crack hold, and just popped right up. She didn't even need the sloper. With this new move the problem went from impossible to relatively easy for her. She climbed it three times for video, but her new beta didn't work at all for me. I'm starting to get used to this chain of events. Here is the video.

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