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Friday, March 21, 2008

Bishop Day 1

I made into Bishop last night to start my spring break trip. I will be here until next Saturday and have one problem on mind, the rasta man vibration sit start project. The stand was put up a few years back by justin roth and originally graded v12. the full line definitely still needs to be done though. I began working it last year and knew it was possible. today was the first day back on it. I surprisingly felt really strong on it, doing all of the bottom moves in a short period of time. It is quite hot here in bishop now and after a short morning session it became fully aware that trying it more would just result in a lot of skin loss. I then climbed the backside of the boulder and rapped into the top section of the boulder to see how the top was before going for it from the bottom. It is ridiculously scary! I had assumed it would be over after doing the bottom crux, but i was unfortunately very wrong! the top is involved and quite difficult! Pulling the lip is an interesting crux that i would say is at least v8 or 9. then a jug to rest on and then a very very technical crux to get into the easier climbing of the top of evilution. this part is very scary because the feet are bad and the hand holds are small and you are at least 25 feet off the ground at this point. I practiced the moves a lot and feel confident now to go forward and try for the send in the upcoming days of my trip, but still am very scared of having to do all of that top without a top rope attached to me. Here are some pictures from the day of me on the top of the line working it out.



3 comments:

Climbing Narcissist said...

some guy from south africa has the rasta man vibration sit on his 8a card...says he didn't top it out though...thought 8B

Steve Schultz said...

Good luck Paul. I really hope you get the send. That thing has needed to go for years.

Anonymous said...

jared roth, not justin (heh)