I got up to Santa Maria last Wednesday and Saturday, days 14 and 15 of my season epic on Hard Boiled. Wednesday was a disaster: 3 falls throwing for the crux crimp, not even a high point. And then there was Saturday. First, Chris redpoints it on his first go of the day. What an asshole. On my second go I caught the crimp, then the pinch, made the last clip, made a bid for the chains, and fell on the last move. It gets better. Weather forecast for the week: rain, every day. Pretty inspiring, I know.