Saturday, March 07, 2009

patones


it's been a long time waiting but i have finally made my way to some insane rock 45-60 min. outside of madrid. with the help of adam and heidi, more krushing should be done soon.

patones...
a plethora of insane juggy and fingery sport climbs staring from IV's all the way to 9's. it's the beginning of the season and leading in the high winds and strong sun was a different experience. 20 foot rocks felt exposed and warm sun became chilly from the wind blasting your face and body; but nonetheless, still a balmy 65 degrees. barely any chalk was needed for the gnarly deep pockets that chews up fingers.
Little and big potholes along the routes made holds present yet disappear once you move off of them. There is even potential for some trad; but may not be worth the effort for the overall heavily bolted cliff with climbs separated only by a foot.

the climb in the picture has 7's to 9's. and i wait patiently for dab crew to run up it. hopefully by then the winds die down and the biner's don't fly in the wind. But even still many more climbs and full day of fun can be done.

the season is getting fresh. the beta is being built. i climb and i wait.
(more pictures on flickr)

2 comments:

Puffy Green said...

what what!!

CHL said...

nice dood, good to see yer getting out!