Exponential Challenge: Day 6

Get outside and have an adventure!

piz : )

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I slept a bit uneasily in Golden, CO the night before the 32 pitch day. But I had a plan and new that I could do it. We would visit 4 walls and do about 8 routes at each wall and then take it from there. If we were unable to get 8 at a wall then we would catch up at the Red Slab at the end of the day.

We started at the Dog Wall. It has a warm up or two and then a few juggy overhanging climbs.

 We got and early start and caught a beautiful sunrise as we got into the car and headed into the canyon of Clear Creek.

 Dog Wall. Still needs a bit of cleaning to get the glued holds off the wall, but in the end its still fun. We completed all the routes on the wall except for 1 or 2 in about an hour.

 Yes it was down jacket time again!

 Ben taking a TR burn at the Dog Wall.

 After flying through those climbs we were to tackle 8 at the Anarchy Wall.
Only one route was dripping, so we flew though these in about an hour or so. Two of my favorite climbs in the canyon are on this wall. Anarchitect and the 12d to the left! I was psyched to send both of them on my first go after all these years!

 Ben and I after slaying the routes on the east side of tunnel two.
Before we stopped there, we climbed with some Colorado School of Mines students at the Wall of the 90’s.

Then John Dickey, (the great video and photographer) stopped down so that Ben could show off is “god” like qualities!  We ended the day around 130 and were off to Canon City and Shelf road by 230.

In all the day went off without a hitch, sending all the climbs was awesome and I felt ready for the big day at the Cactus Cliff. It actually became pleasant by the end of the day so we didn’t have to wear our down jackets all day for once!

piz : )

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