11 days forecasted as clear!

What appeared to be another wet winter finale is turning into stellar conditions. Back in January, long term predictions indicated February as wetter and warmer, which it was, and March to be colder but normal for precipitation. If things turn out as things are showing, Half of march is going to be dry! Yay! April was not given any predictions, and it related more to how March played out. Time to climb…

A clear day in Boutigny-sur-Essonne, western edge of the forest.

A clear day in Boutigny-sur-Essonne, western edge of the forest.

One thing we’ve noticed is that by not using Joshua Tree Climbing Balm on a regular basis, my tips are not recovering as before, and this was previously with Josh stone. We’re actively pursuing get more balm; feeling a bit strung having gone cold turkey makes me have cold sweats, fatigue, nausea, and, haha, just kidding! Tips are just sore.

And for the first time, the sun is heating up our gite! 🙂 Otherwise, it stays cold because it’s too expensive to heat with electricity.

Yesterday, we did this fun but shorty line called Indestructible, 7a+. It’s powerful for the grade, or so both Thierry and I thought. Here are a few pics; the problem lies in 95.2, and Thierry was happy to do a “new” line in an area he’s mostly climbed out.

Indestructible, 7a+. Probably the crux off the poor heel hook.

Indestructible, 7a+. Probably the crux off the poor heel hook.

A better view of the heel hook.

A better view of the heel hook.

This shot shows the steepness. Me sending.

This shot shows the steepness. Me sending.

Ticking freshly rain-cleaned stone.

Ticking freshly rain-cleaned stone.

 

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~ by r. mulligan on 2014/03/05.

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