Yesterday we slowly made our way to the boulders as the sun fell over the ridge. All season the mudslide had blocked off areas further up Icicle Canyon so we were excited to check out some "new" blocs.
We warmed up at the Twisted Tree area then hiked down the road to the Scrambled Eggs boulder. By the time the pads were unpacked we had fired up both the lantern and our headlamps. Lib tried valiantly on Twisted Stone V3, slapping blindly into the darkness, but opted to try another time (read: daytime).
I managed a headlamp ascent of Scrambled Eggs V8 after a long an stubborn battle with some bad beta. It's funny how one subtlety can change everything. With the new beta I reached the top in a few tries and called it a night.
This morning we took advantage of the cooler temps and headed out to The Sword boulders. Lib made impressive flashes of Briefs V3 and Bowled Over V3 and I unlocked the goofy body position of The Hourglass V7. After tryng a few more things to no avail we headed over to Resurrection V8, a burly compression line with a heady top out. Although I am psyched to have sent quickly, the footage is not very flattering... Be sure to watch and laugh later this summer when we at least put it in the blooper reel.
The next few days look promising here and now that we're back in the swing of things here on real rock I'm more psyched than ever to try God is in the Details!
Also I have some photos to post, but the internet won't cooperate. Stay tuned!