And this great project is right below it.
The next weekend, I put up really nice new line at City Walls called "The Good Life" V5
I spent two sessions that weekend on a line that I think will be a classic V8 for Sweetwater. Another problem that I need to finish!
Sierra put up the first problem on the boulder and named it "Just Being Difficult" V2.
We followed her theme, and Ashley put up "Just Being Cool" V3.
And at the end of the day I committed fully on a move that appeared quite improbable. But as soon as I really went for it, it didn't feel so difficult.
"Just Being Crazy" V3
In many ways I'm just following what's become my bouldering routine. But I'm also aware that the routine is leading to some growth. I'm working on harder first ascents. I'm exploring further from the roads. And I've grown comfortable with, and very fond of, landscapes that once intimidated me. The sagebrush felt like a vast ocean when I first moved to Wyoming, and I had some fear of getting lost in that sea. But now I seek out the sage. The sagebrush has become an equal alternative to the forests, deserts, and alpine tundra that I've always experienced as beautiful.