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Rock Climbing Photos : Bouldering : hear my train a' coming

hear my train a' coming

hear my train a' coming

A sixteen year old mike paul soloing this venerable woodson highball testpiece in tennis shoes. 1977, no spotters, no spectators, and WAY pre-pads. What this photo does not show is that Mike's already ten feet up, with twenty feet to go, and a quarry of ankle busting blocks litters the route's base. Bouldering the way it was, way back in the day...immaculate technique and nerves of steel had to substitute for pads, spotters, and dreams of sponsorship...

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Rock Climbing Photo Location Photo Location: North_America: United_States: California: San_Diego_County: Mt__Woodson

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