Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hueco Memories...

  It's funny how some of my most memorable sends have much lower "V" grades than other sends to date.  A boulder problem called "Jingus Bells"- V5 on East Mountain in Hueco Tanks TX will never leave my mind.  I still think about how smooth it climbed and how mentally and physically demanding that last left handed dyno was, especially after about 25' of climbing and 10 hand movements on slightly overhanging- bullet proof rock.  Note Murph's psych when I finally stuck the dyno...it was one of thos climbing moments that i'll hold close forever.

Media Update:

6 comments:

  1. As someone who has 26 people subscribed to your blog (and probably even more people who check it regularly) I wanted to share this link in case anyone misses it and is interested.

    New Area? Thacher State Park (Greater Albany):
    http://www.mountainproject.com/v/new-area-thacher-state-park-greater-albany/107553835

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  2. Destiny! One of my favorite memories from hueco. Such a amazing line! Can't wait to come back and crush with ya'll.

    As for Thacher park, I have heard from a couple sources that rock rock is not suitable for climbing, being it shale nature. with that being said I hope that this is false info and the rock is bullet!

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  3. Murph...good to hear from the kid! Where are you these days man? No doubt crushing the stones with Jobi. I am interested in this Thatcher Park movement. Pooler and Sully have scouted some bouldering potential and Banta works with a guy who's backyard is some of these cliff bands. The pictures he had showed steep limestone outcrops...maybe the quality could be good>?

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  4. I'm hoping for it man. Been checking out some pics this morning as well. The couple people I spoke with said the rock was of poor quality but who knows. It could just take some work to clean up and be amazing! I"ve left ya a couple voice mails in the last month. Holla at the kid! Also check youtube later today got a little something you'll be interested in. deet

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  5. We have lots of photos of the rock online now. Gabe Miani who has climbed in 20 states on all kinds of rock checked it out and confirmed my original March observation that the top Coeymans rock layer is super solid, good for pro. Check out pics on the website at:

    www.usaro.net/ThacherClimbingCoalition

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  6. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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