On Saturday Cody, Itai and I drove out to The Tramway and met up with Isaac, Alexandra and Alex.
We were hoping that the recent "drop" in weather would lend for a nice day of climbing outdoors.
It had been roughly a month since I got to climb outdoors, and much longer since I had touched granite - so I was very excited for the trip.
Before the trip I was itching to jump on Black Mamba (V12) and see if it was a viable summer project. During the day Itai and I managed two separate sessions on it, by the end of which we had completely unlocked the beta and executed every move. Unfortunately we both received flappers/splits in the process and were unable to continue once temps became more favorable. Below is a shot of me staring down the low percentage deadpoint on the Mamba.
|The deadpoint move on Black Mamba (V12)|
After the morning session near the Swing Dance and Blue Flame boulders we headed up the mountain to a cluster of boulders that none of us had been to before. It got recommended to Alex because of a "classic" lowball V5 called How I Wasted Your Time - or something along those lines. Since it was a new place, the crew got to test out some of the other climbs in the area, like the one pictured below.
|Itai working his way up a V5 just to the right of Emerald City|
|Cody on the last move of White Flight (V3)|
I had a solid day trip out at Tramway and can't wait to get back on some granite in the near future.
Seriously, granite is like the best. I can't even.