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bandycoot


May 16, 2010, 4:39 PM
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I wrote up a trip report on a somewhat recent trip up Moonlight Buttress in Zion. I hope you enjoy:



To read the trip report click here: http://pullharder.org/...ttress-free-attempt/

I also tried to get the FA of this sick proj yo:



Try as I might, I dabbed on the topout so it's still waiting for an FA. Bring pads and spotters, it's got a sketch landing.

Josh


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Gmburns2000


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Nice TR, and congrats on knocking that off.

Nice pics, too.


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Nice trip report, and great reward for the hard work you've put in - good stuff!

The pics look amazing too - what a wonderful place.


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i sure like your writeups.
great TR


bandycoot


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
Nice TR, and congrats on knocking that off.

Nice pics, too.

It's not quite knocked off yet. I'll go back to in in the next year or so for the redpoint, hopefully. I need to perfect my off-finger crack climbing first though...

To the other two, thanks!

Josh


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Great pics.


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that was rad Josh! Thanks for posting. Way to get after it second day in a row.


bandycoot


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Thanks, that 2nd day in a row is sometimes tough. Luckily, those guys stopped us early in the difficulty of the route. It turned out to be a good warmup for the next day. The brutal "2nd day" experience I had once was falling 30' from the top of the hard stuff on Romantic Warrior. I came back and repeated the entire route the next day just to get it clean. I cramped a lot on that one... Do what it takes, right? Wink


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Fantastic! Nice work, and nice writeup. Inspiring!

Any plans to get back on it, or decided that the thrashy bits are not your cup of tea?

GO


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Oh no, quite the opposite. Thrashy parts ARE my cup of tea:

http://pullharder.org/...llharder-vs-woodson/

I love a good thrash, I'm just not a master of them, yet. I'll keep working at it. I need to work on Thrashy corners, and more importantly off fingers and REALLY thin hand cracks. Unfortunately, down here in So Cal there aren't a lot of local training opportunities on off-finger cracks so I'll have to get creative or bust out a road trip to IC or something.

The beauty of getting your ass kicked by a route is that you learn your weaknesses. Here's how to excel on the rock:

Step 1: Identify weakness
Step 2: Crush weakness
Step 3: Repeat

I'll get back on it, but it'll be November at the earliest. I'm working full time and taking classes full time at the moment so I just won't have the opportunity for a while, but I WILL redpoint Moonlight Buttress (and that sick bouldering proj yo!). Wink

Josh


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bandycoot wrote:
I also tried to get the FA of this sick proj yo:



Try as I might, I dabbed on the topout so it's still waiting for an FA. Bring pads and spotters, it's got a sketch landing.

Josh

Nice TR, Josh. Also, how did you ever get back down off that thing? Cool

Curt


bandycoot


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BASE jumped, how else?


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