The Origins of Sport Climbing - or better described as bolted featureless concrete vertical walls.
- 1983 : Alan Watts introduced sport climbing to the US, with Watts Tots, 5.12b at Smith Rock, Oregon
- 2011: Kristin, Brian, Casey and Me make our first and defiantly not our last trip to Smith
- 2011: Kristin battles Rock
|Mt Hood over Asterisk Pass & The Christian Brothers Wall|
|The Morning Glory Wall - in all its glory|
|My Casey on The Outsiders 5.9|
|Brian setting up with the static beta on Toxic 5.11b|
Me setting up for the dyno beta
Nailing the Dyno
Kristin On-sighting Carla the Stripper 5.8
Brian's Casey on Hop on Pop 5.8
The "Battle" - K takes a header.
The darn rope behind the foot during an awkward crux maneuver :(
Kristin was on fire leading and red-pointing several routes over the weekend, then the Phoenix wall got the Phoenix wall did the above. She was two bolts from the on sight when an awkward sequence forced the rope behind her right foot, I yelled watch your right foot, then she popped off. It wasn't til the end of the fall that the rope flipped her upside down, her left elbow and forearm hit first followed by her dome. The above pic was taken as instructed by the patient / ER nurse extraordinaire. She then instructed the cleaning and temporary closure of the wound. I must say for a caveman pharmacist, I did such a great job with the temporary fix, that the ER doc looked at the wound and said Derma-bond (basically glue for you non medical peeps) no stitches. I said "Doc lets try spreading the wound a bit its pretty deep" Oh ya it needs stitches answers the doc...DUH! 10 stitches later K and I are heading back to camp for some pita pizzas made by the amazingly tough girl herself. If it was me we would of been shacking up in the nearest 5 star hotel :)