This problem is another one that I've been trying to get Eric on for a while. Mike and Johnny had tried it a while ago and were referring to it as the "Hurtful" project. Maybe the name had something to do with his lack of enthusiasm. It turned out to be easier than we expected and a lot less painful too. Eric called it Hosemonster and it's roughly V7.
Here's one of the painful moves... yarding off the left hand knife hold to the perfect sloper.
photo - Jeff Sillcox
It took Eric about 30 seconds to figure out the key bicycle beta and only three tries to nab the FA. He may look casual on the move here, but got a little cocky last weekend playing around on it and ended up headfirst in a hole in the ground below the pads.
photos - Jeff Sillcox
Ten feet to the right is Hose Cover (V8ish). Me on the FA.
photo - Eric Lang
There's another hose-related problem on the adjacent boulder (Golf Balls and Garden Hoses (V6)), but no pictures because it looks stupid. One more post and I'm caught up for the weekend!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Posted by Jeff Sillcox
Labels: way lake