Monday, April 28, 2008


Friday afternoon rolled around and I made a very last minute decision to head down to the Tramway to escape the heat in Bishop. Eric is taking two months off to let his hand heal so I thought it would be fun to make him watch me climb all weekend. Despite my best efforts to get him to climb "easy stuff", the only thing he climbed was a tree to take pictures. Don't tell his doctor.

Day one: green shirts

Abbie sending Spirit of the Forest (V4) without bending her arms at all.

photo - Eric Lang

I might have flashed Gluttony (V8) if Eric hadn't given me the leprechaun beta. Instead, it went down third try with my giant beta. (I'm still only one inch taller than him)

photo - Abbie Mood

Abbie working on Green Hornet (V5)

photo - Jeff Sillcox

Me flashing Red Spark (V6)...

photo - Eric Lang

...and Blue Flame (V7)

photo - Eric Lang

Day two: blue shirts

Warming up on Center Crack (V0)

photo - Eric Lang

I flashed these next few and then posed some pictures on them since they were such cool problems. It was fun repeating the moves and it gave Eric some more practice with the camera. Click the photos for the larger version.

Vanishing Point (V9)

photos - Eric Lang

Byron's Roof (V9/10)

photos - Eric Lang

The Wave (V5)

photo - Eric Lang


Anonymous said...

Green Organic Bouldering Mats T-Shirt guys to the rescue!!!

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Jeff Sillcox said...

Eric removed that last anonymous comment before I got a chance to respond... It basically said I'm a tool and my hair is lame. So we've disabled anonymous comments so if anyone wants to bash us, please create an account and have some spine before you tell us that we suck.

Eric said...

well, you're not a tool, but your big clown hair is kinda lame.....

Andrew said...

Well I don't think you are a tool either, as long as you say that Large Talons is V10. Nice hair though. Andrew

Jamie said...

I agree with Eric on both points and nominate you for the purple heart award.

Jeff Sillcox said...

I graciously accept the nomination.

Andrew, Large Talons is harder than the other V10's at Rock Creek, so maybe it is V10. Or maybe we should downgrade the others to V9?

EM said...

Lovely boulders!