This time the trip was composed of me, Keath and Brittany. Due to a snow storm the trip was cut into two parts with time spent in SLC in the middle and ends. The first half of the trip was fun with warmer than expected temps but a good fire was a requirement for when the sun finally dipped behind the plateaus.
|Keath's friend Traughn working Lactation Station|
|Brittany sending Dunkin' Donuts|
With warnings of a storm coming we broke camp and headed to SLC. We spent some time in LCC and I finally did All Thumbs v10 in two parts!
|Keath contemplating his 'rest day'|
|A nice campsite in the SUN!|
I personally feel that a lot of the crimps on the Joe's Valley sandstone are tweaky and require some intense finger strength to pull through the mirco-ness and the irregularity of the hold. I have recently began the 4-3-2-1 training cycle and have found, through weighted deadhangs, that being able to hang onto smaller holds for longer, even microseconds, makes a huge difference. I have an upcoming trip to LA to visit some family and play on some chossy sandstone and hit up JT for round II. I know how fast time can fly but I can't wait till the end of march for another spring trip. Joe's is on the top of the list but I think a return trip to Bishop might take the top spot. Till then lots of Leavenworth weekends on some Post-Guidebook problems once the rains let up.
Until, then Happy Training, and Christmas!!
P.S. Well looks like Winter in Levy is over and I'll be posting a video of Lisa and Me climbing some stuff over Fall/Winter.