Phil claims the first tick of the season. Antonio and/or Arthur had claimed first tick, I think, a couple months back but those statements could not be verified. I understand their frustration. Such a fortuitous symbol may foreshadow a fruitful season for one Phil. Phil on Tom’s Burly Shuffle 12c: Phil-vs-Burly-Shuffle_20140517_small Phil-vs-Burly-Shuffle_20140517_big Though not prone to political activism… Continue reading first tick
Strictly Ballroom got a little closer to becoming a finished project after Saturday’s session at Owl Tor. I hit the mono move off the dog (I love saying that), for the third time ever, and slapped the jug at the break. Though not a statement of undeniable success I did pull through the mono more… Continue reading infinitesimal progress
Skin has been an issue this season. I believe a fairy princess switched skin with me while I was sleeping. Alternatively, I could be convinced a diabolical pediatric surgeon grafted fresh foreskin onto my fingers. It’s super frustrating to cut short a climbing day because my stupid skin hurts, is on the verge of splitting,… Continue reading fairy princess skin
Inspired by one of my generation’s iconic celluloid gems this post’s title is appropriate as I tried to parlay my send of Gala Gala Happy into Strictly Ballroom. But there has bees no and then. Strictly Ballroom has shut me the fugg down. My schedule for a redpoint on Strictly is now in the lifetime-ish range. Sadly, there’s just one problematic move in… Continue reading No and Then
My intention for a 3-day climbing trip to Owens River Gorge was to flash 5.12’s. That didn’t happen. After an epic battle on a 12b to turn what should have been a flash into a 1-fall followed by a second-go meltdown I decided to step it down a notch. Day two saw flash failure on… Continue reading ORG – November 2013
Phil has become the second human in history to send Rubble.
I sent Gala Gala Happy last weekend at our inaugural Owltoberfest.
I met up with Bernd and Andy for a toss on Andy’s Trebuchet after work on Tuesday. It was good stuff.
my new drill: