Wednesday, May 25, 2005

5-25-05: The Force was with me

Raza on The Force [v11]
photos: Lyn Verinsky

5-12-05 // It was getting hot, the mosquitos started to swarm like used car salesmen and I managed to climb The Force by the skin of my teeth. They say a photo is worth a thousand words but the last one failed to capture my whimpers at the top.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

5-7-05: Drive On

Randy on "Drive On" [randy sez:" hard" v10]
photos: Lyn Verinsky

Randy had been trying this awesome face near the Indian Caves for a month or so and was super psyched. This hanging face with small crimps and bad slopes is one of the best lines in the valley and that weekend was his last chance to try it for the season. He sent the high-ball second try with an amazing, gutsy dyno.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

5-21-05: Honor Among Thieves

Randy on Honor Among Thieves [v9]

May 1st has traditionally been a pretty good day to climb in the Valley. This year was no exception. Apparantly, the stand up had been done a while ago by Vic Copeland. I have not been able to find out what he named it or graded it but it's about v7. We cleaned the sit start that adds a few hard and cool moves. Randy snagged the first ascent of this gem that's only a stone's throw away from King Cobra.