In the last few weeks I have put rock climbing on the back burner. Between rain, tornado's, a tweaked finger, and most importantly school, there just really has not been time for the rocks.
So I figured I would post a little video that Phil Schaal shot while in Hueco Tanks this past winter.
The climb is Full Service v10, and I believe it was one of the earliest problems of the grade in the United States, a classic for sure. I tried it maybe 6 or so years ago with out much success at all, I could barely do the moves at the time. So it was nice to go back older and wiser(certainly not stronger) and complete the problem. I had not done the top out , which resulted in me sketching out and losing my hat in the tree( Uh Dab!). Luckily my friend Adam Strong was there to provide some encouraging beta , which certainly helped me claw my way to the top of the problem. I think I would have pitched had Adam not been there with the clutch beta to use a lower hold.Thanks Adam!