The temperatures have started to show signs of Fall’s approach, so Andy and I took another trip to Nine Corners last Saturday. The plan, as before, was to continue acclimating our skin and tendons to the approaching sending season.
Arriving at the main area, we were pleased to run into another local climber, Jut, and his friend Keith. Warming up on Meat and Potatoes, we were eventually joined by a larger crew, including Murph and a few new acquaintances. We worked Pop or Drop with them for a while. I finally figured out a reliable sequence for the first few moves, but my heart wasn’t in it, so Andy and I relocated to Power of Belief, where we spent half an hour optimizing our beta. Andy sent, but I wasn’t able to work through the slightly-damp crux.
Back at the main area, Andy rejoined the crew on Spores while I headed to The Origin alone. I made solid progress, finally settling on effective foot placements, but wasn’t able to pull the moves together for a send.
Moving on to the Cave boulder, we both sent the topout to Ice Cold/Psychosomatic, then rehearsed additional moves on each problem. By the time we made it to Nippin’ Out, our fingers and bodies were trashed. Andy pulled off a quick send, but in typical fashion, I struggled on the crux. We lapped the topout until the slopers turned to glass, then called it a day.