Thursday, November 19, 2009

Drink your ice water

That's what we had all day long, falling down upon us; glad I had a chance to get away from contemplation of this mess for a while. Beloved offspring and his girlfriend have been working like maniacs all week setting fresh problems for a big boulder comp; I joined her for the afternoon to forerun a bunch of the easiest ones, meaning we climbed them, sometimes repeatedly, to compare them and rank them for scoring purposes. It was interesting to get a glimpse into the work involved in the competitive arm of this sport, and just plain fun to spend a couple of hours bouldering easy routes. Offspring and his hard climbing cohorts were working on the routes that are beyond human ability to complete; one must be part gecko to do so. It will be a grand event.


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