Saturday, 18 February 2012

Knowledge is Power, Ignorance is Bliss

After reading the report I got from my MRI I've had these two phrases running through my head. According to the report I should be put out to pasture but according to how my body feels it really isn't that bad. I've decided to listen more to the second one and listen to my body, I'm doing heaps of rehab and strengthening exercises and have gotten back to some lighter non dynamic climbing.

With a brake in the rainy weather that has been belting the mountains I headed off in the search of new rock. Fate would have it that when I went to rap a line that I intended on bolting that it had been bolted the day before by Mike Law. So after a bit of scrub bashing I discovered a cool little stand alone wall at Sublime Point and not far from the walk in track for the areas other crags. Mike had really done me a favour in bolting the other line as this wall ended up being a great find.

Over two days I bolted 4 routes, about 10 to 12 meters in length and slightly overhanging on really good quality rock. The wall presented a great selection of features and holds that produces great moves, that were all in the grade range that I was looking for at the moment.

 The sequence to "Knowledge is power"

"There's a Tear in there 21" "Knowledge is power 22" and "Ignorance is Bliss 23" were all named after my shoulder and "Rain Hail and Shine 22" was named after the weather I had while bolting one day. Really, I got hammered by hail in a sudden storm!!

A rare moment of perfect weather

1 comment:

  1. I had a quick look at your wall on the weekend. With only two days to tick every route in the mountains, I ran out of time. There was a little crowd there getting in to it though. Including John Smoothy. jj