Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hard Rock Cafe, Flaming Gorge, UT

We just got back from a bouldering trip to Flaming Gorge. Here are photos of my favorite problem from the trip.
"Hard Rock Cafe" V6




Due to a lack of time, a bit of fear, and convenient top rope bolts, I "headpointed" this one. Yeah, I rehearsed it on top rope first. Unlike Tim and Jesse, who committed to completing the line ground up about seven years ago. Nice work guys! It's definitely much more intimidating the way you did it.

I'm happy with my decision. I fell from pretty high up on my first top rope attempt. So it's very possible that I could have gotten hurt without the rope. I did it second try on top rope, and it still felt quite spicy when I repeated it without the rope on the next try. It's an absolutely classic problem whether you climb it ground up, headpoint style, or on a top rope. A full trip report will be coming soon.

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