Yesterday I made my once a year visit to the Poudre Canyon to try and clean up some old projects. It was snowing sideways when Jon, Herm, Ben and I got to the boulders, but we decided to make an attempt at climbing anyways. After a bit of cleaning snow off topouts and such, the weather started to clear up. First up: An attempt at the recently broken Canopener V11/12. After a few warm-up burns, I topped it out with the right exit. Felt really good. For the last two weeks or so, I've been feeling VERY light. I assumed that the feeling would die away after a bit, but fortunately for me, it seems to be sticking around. If I manage to scratch a few more things off my list, I might have to dub this the Breakthrough of 2010!
After Canopener, I rested for a bit while watching Jon finish off the problem, and Ben getting as close as humanly possible to a send without actually sending. Devastating to say the least. But the kid is real strong and he'll finish it off on his next trip.
Finally I managed to snag a few pads and head around the boulder to Circadian Rhythm V13. I've tried this boulder a few times in the past, but I've never really been able to "project" it. I basically get to try it for about an hour or two every year. However, this schedule was been great for showing my steady progression. I re-warmed up by doing the last big move a couple of times. 3rd try from the start and it was in the bag. Wow! It's nice to feel strong again. Here's a screen shot:
So, What's Next?