Recently I've reinvested all my time back into the Beauty 'mega-proj'. I don't want to jinx myself but I've never been as consistently close as I am now. I've fallen at the last move about 5 times this season and excluding the now infamous punt-in-the-gramma-section debacle of Nov. 11, 2008, I've never gotten closer. Unfortunately the finishing 5.11+ slab has been a waterfall all year and with the flooding I see outside right now, it's not going to get any better for a long time. I climbed the wet section to make sure I could do it and I succeeded pretty easily but add in a heartrate of 230 beats a minute and a 5.14 pump....I'd rather wear a space helmet full of yellow jackets than face that nightmare. Oddly, I hope to be facing that situation soon.
Also odd is the fact that I've been pretty psyched to boulder this year. I found what I believe is a new problem at Beauty Mountain and dispatched it a few days ago. So far it's the best problem I've seen in the region and although many people would say otherwise, I think it's a classic. The sit start and the extension still have to go down but the meat of it came together pretty quickly. I tried posting it on youtube but those A-holes didn't like my choice of music and banned it. I thought this was America?