Juggiest 12ab starting hold in existence

Hello 12’s! Brad and I both managed our first 12ab redpoint on the same night! This was one of the progressive compeition routes set for the recent national onsight comp at the gym.

We’d been working the route for a couple days, and the planets aligned for the redpoint tonight!

Juggiest 12ab starting hold in existence

Juggiest 12ab starting hold in existence

Brad & I with our first 12

Brad & I with our first 12

Bottom Half. Starts off pretty easy.

Bottom Half. Starts off pretty easy.

Top Half. Very tiny crimps for the final moves.

Top Half. Very tiny crimps for the final moves.

Sign at the park entrance

Another visit to Pictured Rocks. It was a much more successful visit than our last outdoor trip to Hoot Bluff.

Warmed up with an on-sight of Gumby Derranged 5.9. Over at the Flying Buttress wall, I redpointed Winged Messenger 5.10c on my second attempt (hung draws on first attempt). In the Comic Gallery, I climbed Flash 5.11b with two takes, but didn’t work it long enough to redpoint. Finishing up on the Wild Iowa wall,  I on-sighted Atropine 5.10a, while hanging the draws.

Sign at the park entrance

Sign at the park entrance

The University of Iowa had a large group out, taking over with their topropes.

The University of Iowa had a large group out, taking over with their topropes.

Medusa!

Medusa!

Steepness!

Steepness!