Tuesday, September 29, 2009

9-29-09 Nat's Traverse

Before the start of the fall season in Yosemite begins in earnest, I'd like to share a video I shot earlier today of Rebekah Taggart climbing Nat's Traverse at Mortar Rock in the Berkeley hills. Nat's is one of the most coveted problems at Mortar, requiring power, excellent technique and, what is often in short supply among boulderers, endurance. Many climbers work this problem for months just to fall demoralizingly close to the end (again and again). It was inspiring to see Rebekah send this impressive testpiece and witness her amazing positive attitude and perseverance.

- Lyn


Jon said...

Great video! Nice to see some good video for the first crux -- so smooth. And I even got some better beta for the finish (mine involved a much more dynamic, low-% move). Thanks Lyn!!

Eliot said...

Awesome! Thanks for the high quality vid! And that was a smooth style send of Nat's! Congrats

Becky said...

Nice Job!!