Sunday, October 03, 2010
Another w-end, another sector. This time it was time for Riugreixer, a small sector above Baga, in the region of Berga. The best routes are in the welcome shadow in the afternoon, on the East face. Below Pau on Rinovirus, a very long, good 7a that already makes the trip worthwhilie:
Again, I had to confront my fears of overhang climbing - and again, the fears have not gone away. Flying and falling is as scary as before despite all the hard work and fly miles in Mowgli, Vianant, Alt Urgell...Climbing life is long and hard, at least for my little head. Thus, I failed to even toprope Magic Boulevard, and decided to go for easier objectives, the Violencia couple on the left. Violencia Domestica is a very good (and again long) 7a+, with crux in the second part. Violencia de Genere is more serious, hard 7b. I failed on that one too, below trying to confront the fears to fly:
The Medusa-woman, with all vertical works contraptions of long slings that do not substitute ever for a good head...May the red be the color of my shame...
And after the move...one day maybe I will learn to climb and fly...but it has not come yet.