Bishop Bound

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Bishop Bound

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After a week of surfing, bouldering, and hanging out at the UCSD library I headed off in search of some good sport climbing at Eagle Peak.

USCD library

The Beautiful UCSD Library!

Not able to find climbers at the peak, I decided to spend the weekend in Joshua Tree National Park. Wow, what a rewarding weekend. I met a guy named Jake, who taught me quite a bit more about leading trad. Extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead:

Toe Jam – 5.7

Middle Peyote Crack – 5.9

Hobbit Roof * 5.10D

Middle Peyote Crack J Tree

Middle Peyote Crack to the Left of the Joshua Tree

I’ve certainly found my biggest weakness in climbing: cracks. Conscious incompetence.

Now it’s time to head to Bishop. Looking forward to spending the month in the Owens River Gorge, Happy Boulders, and the Buttermilks.

Bishop CA

 


2 Comments

Mom

April 28, 2015 at 8:10 am

The library is beautiful!
I would like to know more about climbing cracks and what you meant by conscious incompetence.

    Josh

    April 28, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Conscious incompetence is the 2nd stage of learning a new skill.
    Crack climbing involves a lot of moves that I haven’t really had to use much: hand jams and foot jams. When the climbing inside the crack would get difficult, I would search around the surrounding faces for features to crimp with my hands or use as foot placements. I was simply trying to turn the crack climbs into face climbs which are more my strength.

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