October 2014: My Top Five

My Top 5 Locations would be:

Leavenworth, WA – First place I bouldered outside. Everything from overhanging compression to techy faces, the canyons are packed with classics! Be sure to check out The Fridge Center (v4) and Lion’s Den (V9).

Fontainebleau, France – Go vulnerable and you’ll leave a better climber. So much to focus on: intricate body tension, feeling the feet when the divots are too small to see, learning to CLIMB. Beautiful forest. Amazing. Be sure to check out Double Axel (7a+) and Pancras Assis (7c).

Red Rocks, NV – Love it there, especially since I’m stoked on redish orange rock. Awesome canyons. Sandy approaches. My escape during winter. Be sure to check out Vino Rojo (V6) and Bitch Slap #5 (V9).

Rocklands, South Africa – Most of the rock is incredibly sticky, tons of quality roof climbs, and it’s in Africa. Enough said. Recommended climbs: Minkie 7b+ Cedar Spine 7c (rally a crew and pads)!

Little Si, WA – Where I learned to sport climb. Felt fully exhausted every day leaving WWI, and the wall stays dry in the rain even if it pours down in the forest. Perfect. Be sure to check out Techno (5.12c), Psycho (5.12d), and End of the World (5.12a).

My Top 5 Problems would be:

Heartbreaker – V9 | Leavenworth, WA
Linge Blanche – 7b+ | Fontainebleau, France
Fear of the Black Hat – V9 | Red Rocks, NV
Hourglass – V7 | Leavenworth, WA
Pow Pow –V8 | Bishop, CA

2 Responses to “October 2014: My Top Five”

  1. Mark November 10, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    Might want to replace heartbreaker on that list. It done broke.

    • Lisa Chulich May 18, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

      Yes, was worried about that. Need to choose another, thanks!

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