Millennium Falcon next. I'm hoping for an easier ride. Beta is not welcome, unless it's disguised cryptically as encouragement.
Down around Apron Strings somewhere, I was killing myself laughing watching someone seconding the Sword. At the crux, they were laybacking like mad; no stemming, but there was some serious (and hilarious) back-flagging going on. Then, when they finally managed to get the slots in the back, they just hauled themselves up, beached whale style. All I could see was the little ledge and two legs sticking out from the top of it, kicking a little. They stayed like that for probably a good five minutes.
Was that anyone in your party?
This was my third time doing the Grand completely clean...... love that climb. Perry's is now the only pitch I really find myself having to fight to get.
Did Millennium Falcon on Saturday with Relic. Grade wise, it's fairly on par with the Grand, but where the Grand is physically difficult and everything is fairly obvious, Mill Falcon is technically difficult, with a lot of intricate laybacking and stemming and stuff. It's a very good companion climb.
I like this quote from mountain project: "its given grade of 11b is way out of line with other local grades and is sandbagged sufficiently so as to be hard on the Ego."
I kind of like the hidden old school sand bags. Keeps everyone in line:)
I would have thrashed, cried, humped and aided my way up that line and I still found his post pretty damn funny.
(seriously, though, how many nested levels of snark can we achieve in this thread? i bet we can go a couple deeper ..)
We were in need of your insight and wit.
But come on. Tell me that you can not possibly picture what appears to be a sheer wall with two legs growing out of it and not find that funny. If I was the climber and situations were reversed, I would hope someone got a kick out of it.
Hell, partway up the Apron yesterday, I was standing on a little ledge spinning around like a ballerina in order to try and get a twist out of my rope. Freakin hilarious. I hope someone saw that sh*t and had a good laugh trying to figure out what I was doing.
Learn to appreciate the little things in life. It'll make it way more enjoyable. If you can laugh at yourself and find humour in the situation, maybe you won't mind other people laughing as well.
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