Last night, I climbed my hardest route to date on the rock walls. It was listed as a 5.10+, but it was by far my greatest accomplishment thus far. Although I expect very few of you to appreciate the awesomeness, especially through my MSPaint techniques, I have included the picture below as a tesimony of the route. All red holds are considered ‘on’. All aretes (edges) and walls are on.
The wall is about 40 feet high, and the pitched section is probably at about 60 degrees from the horizontal.
It was a mighty accomplishment. I think I’ll be attempting 5.11’s within the next few months.
11 thoughts on “Rock Climbing”
I think Red was a poor choice for the color of the holds. It looks like a wall spattered with blood and guts.
Ha ha! I thought the same thing.
i definately thought that was halo related…
Speaking of Halo? MikeD and anyone else, are you up for some killing tonite if you can get to your firends house?
Oh yeah on the climbing, that route looks easy.
Excellent climb Mike. I’m assuming that is a Prime Climb route and I’m pretty sure I
remember seeing that climb. Well done. By the way, that is a wonderful paint job.
Maybe I’m not seeing this route correctly. Can you take a picture of it with your palm pilot then msPaint it with Vibrant Green on the ‘on’ holds so I can get a better perspective on the route. that would be good. ps I handled Tetanus with my hands today. it was in a bottle and didn’t lock up my jaw at all. Way to go me.
Sweet! I’m still waiting for the day I travel through CT and have enough time to stop by good ol’ Wallyworld to embarass myself on the wall of blood and guts.
Dude I thought that you were illustrating a fall at first, a fall that led to blood spillage. Glad you didn’t get cut up.
Ben: Rock climbing is the closest I can get to real life Halo without guns. Or armor. Or Warthogs. Or Aliens.
Kurt: If I remember, I’ll definitely take a picture of that wall.
Joe: you really must join us. it’s a heck of a good time.
Theresa: Yes, thankfully no blood spillage here. Next time I’ll color the holds blue.
I think that it’s time you tried rock climbing outside.
Megan, I think you’re right. But I’ll likely wait until May-ish. As by then I hope to have enough coupons from the gym to buy a rope.