Saturday proved to be one of those rare rad days at Owl Tor. This marks the opening of redpoint season in Santa Maria. Stuff was getting sent left and right – Micah on The Sea and me on the 6 routes of my planned routine. Not to mention Phil’s triumphant return, an Elhanan appearance and Andy’s siege of Anchor Punch.
Eclipsing all of this climbing nonsense though, was the mad crankenstein respekt dealt at Tonic later. On a night when getting in to one of Santa Barbara’s smoovest watering holes would have been an epic sans hook up, I bypassed the swollen door crowd and cover simply by representing crankenstein. Big up to the biggest bouncer I’ve seen all week – Ryan’s dealing out crankenluv by the armloads and getting my nomination for mayor of RadBouncersville. I’m not saying this will work at every seething club, but dropping the crankenstein name could, as it did me, get you hooked the F up (you’re welcome, Mom).

da routine:

  • Power of Eating (5.11d) – redpoint
  • Auto Magic (5.12a) – redpoint
  • No Skill (5.12c) – redpoint
  • Better Than Chips (5.12d) – redpoint
  • Anchor Punch (5.12a) – redpoint
  • When the Sea Doesn’t Want You (5.12a) – redpoint

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