Rich climbed Voodoo Trance (5.11b) 9 pitches and Time Wave Zero (5.12a) 23 pitches, with a new found friend and climbing partner, Jack Cramer.
Rich and Jack on pitch 7 of Voodoo Trance
A buzzard suns itslef on the summit of El Toro (adjacent summit to TWZ)
Rich and Jack on the Time Wave Zero summit after 23 pitches of climbing
A view of the TWZ summit from the 3rd class ledge, 800 feet off the ground.
(It is another 1500 feet from where this picture was taken to the summit)
We have also been filling our days with climbing beautiful with a bunch of great folks in the potrero.
Here are some photos to describe what we have been up to, much better than words would have been able to...
Jack on Don Quixote 5.11d with all the grandness the Potrero has to offer in the background
Peter laying back hard on All Cracked Up and No Place To Go (5.11a)
Scott transitioning into the final crack of Texas Tumble (5.10d)
Jack going "suns out guns out" on Planet Markler (5.11b)
a very pretty picture...
Our second interaction with local wildlife on the trip. This centipede was barely alive due to cold temps. And based on the fact that it measured about 8 inches in length, we were happy to find it so sedated.
That's it for now...I don't want to inundate anyone with too much stimuli, so I will fill in the gaps of more recent escapades shortly...
until next time...