A little bit of knowledge is proving to be a dangerous thing. Katie and I went back up to the Cheddarmilker project yesterday evening for an hour or two. In short, nothing noteworthy happened. I adjusted my right hand a bit and it feels less tweaky and more solid now but I still couldn't do the big bump move. I was able to get some contact on the hold and I think the move is doable.
That said, it's a far ways off as of now. I need to get much better as a climber, not just stronger, to be able to do this one. When my progress is measured in how much skin I lose each try it becomes clear I should try some other things for a bit.
After we were done freezing our asses off in the air conditioned cave we went for a search. Katie found a number of boulders that may have something and we also finally saw that giant slab that looms over the north end of the talus fields. Sadly it's a death landing but it is absolutely incredible. Maybe we can fill in the pit a bit...
Then on the way back we stopped by and looked at the boulder that Tony found. It is very cool and is a great find by Tony. I'm excited to go back and try it. He gave it some effort and came away thinking it might be possible, but very hard. I can only imagine it's hard as Tony is a strong one. Also looks like there's a pretty cool warmup or two over that way.
I think we're gonna try to get out tomorrow morning before the rain hits. We'll see!
6 months ago