I make embarawkward (embarrassing + awkward) videos…
J-tree season is coming to a close until later this year. I started my memorial weekend with a whole Friday to a solo bouldering trip out in Josh. Personally, I like to climb solo when projecting a boulder problem. I’ve actually sent all my projects solo, leaving the air as my trusty spotter (thank god for low-balls). I like to project solo for few reasons. I’m the one controlling my own body. I would like to think I know how my body moves and works. There is a sense of satisfaction knowing I finished a climb by figuring out the beta on my own. Also, I am highly considerate of people’s time. I could spend hours at a boulder, and if I have others along with me who climb at different levels… I would feel rushed to move on. When I climb on my own, I don’t have to worry so much about timing.
I didn’t spend the day projecting anything per se… but I did have a relaxing day fill with rocks, chillin’, bomb lunch, and the black keys. I hiked out to the Planet X circuit. I’ve never been out bouldeirng in this area so I hiked in pretty psyched and not knowing where anything is.
Which probably led me to this “accidental” free solo. I walked up to the spire to touch the climb. Climbing crack puts me in a focused zone, consciousness set in when I saw a bolt in front of my face. At that moment, the best decision is to just down climb whatever I got myself into. Not ignorant, even if some would like to believe so. So whatever you want to express about soloing, for now please keep it to yourself. I don’t encourage soloing whatsoever. It’s a personal decision for me… realizing risks and all.
There are some amazing climbs and quality rock out there in Planet X circuit. If anyone heads out to Jtree and hasn’t gone to this area, I highly suggest it. It is exactly 1.2 miles heading south east from Intersection rock, the turnout will be on the left hand side if you are entering form the West Park entrance. There is an awesome Access Fund trail that leads you straight to the Planet X circuit.
I also went back to HVC and touched scatterbrain again… yea, still kicks my a**
I will continue to work on this one, its my mega anti-style for the left movements of the climb. Slopers, pinches, heel hooks, and big moves.
Keep your passion & Climb on!