So I have this little boulder field about a 5 minute walk away from my apartment. There’s maybe 20-25 small to medium sized boulders there, and maybe 4 of them have climbable stuff on them. And so far I have found only 2 of those to have worthwhile lines. I’ve been to them off and on over the past 2 1/2 years. It’s not top shelf climbing, but its fun, its rock, and its close. There is this one particular line that I’ve been eyeing everytime I’ve been. I always hopped on and gave it a go, but I could never find anything positive enough through the crux to continue. After all the tries, and seasons, and getting stronger – today, the move stuck. As soon as that right hand landed in that little two finger dish, I knew it was good. It took me a couple of go’s to figure out the remaining, but it went! I called it Pumpkin Patch. I’m giving it V6 really because of the crux.
It sent, it was awesome, and it felt good. I sat on top of that rock for a little while, sunny sky, perfect breeze, and the colors of the woods changing around me. It was pretty perfect. It probably won’t be a classic. It’s definately not going to be a destination spot. But it was an awesome problem, that I found, worked, unlocked, and conquered.