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
Brad & I with our first 12
Bottom Half. Starts off pretty easy.
Top Half. Very tiny crimps for the final moves.
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
The University of Iowa had a large group out, taking over with their topropes.