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




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.


    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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