We have slowed down a bit on our pitch count and taco consumption. We’ve each started working on a few climbing projects and as a result it may take us most of an afternoon just to do one route. Repeatedly rehearsing the movements so as to move efficiently and fluidly upwards, much like dancers traversing the floor. And the lack of taco consumption is directly related to the discovery of Mexican hamburgers sold at nearly every street corner. We appear to have settled into a bit of a routine here in Potrero Chico. Each morning we climb on a west facing wall until the sun overtops the ridge line, at which point we retreat to town for some cold drinks and lunch. At about three we find an east facing wall and resume our climbing. Once the sun begins to set we can often be found bathing in the pool at la posada. We cook dinner and shortly thereafter fall asleep. The days pass quickly and the nights quicker. It can be tough to remain present and recognize how fortunate we are to have such a large chunk of time to work on our climbing, to grow as friends and to foster new relationships with people from all over the world who are here to climb. There are 8 of us who have been climbing for the last two weeks and we are from 4 different continents. A few evenings ago Mike and I made pizza dough and everyone topped their own pizza and we grilled them in the bbq. It was a social experiment to see what each person topped theirs with. Bananas, tuna, Mexican cheese, etc. As for the coming days we each have a few more things we would like to tick off both individually and together. Afterwards we are biking to El Salto for some more climbing and then south towards Mexico City where columnar basalt splitters can be found.
Since Mike doesn’t climb 5.15 or free solo el cap he figured his best chance at a sponsorship was from teva for sending la facil facil in his super aggressive sandals (on top rope).
Headed up the fixed rope towards el sendero luminoso which tops out at the highest point in the picture some 1500 feet above us. And no we did not get to the top.
Walking to the party. Think 1960s high school car culture but with grown adults from 2018.
Our beautiful bbq pizza with bananas and tuna for our South African friend Kim.
All the beautiful people here to climb. Slovakia, Czech Republic, Columbia, Ecuador, South Africa, Mexico, and USA
El sendero luminoso once again.