Over here at HSKWAK, news is I made my first ever bouldering finals and, after qualifying fifth, snuck into third place! I found that, after the first bit of nerves disappeared, finals were a lot of fun. It was great to share the wall with some seriously fierce girls.
Anyway, I have no photos from the comp, so here are some shots of me making a long overdue clean ascent of the aesthetic line of Shaved Cat at Bob’s Hollow. I’d been shut down on the send by the reachy start moves, but this time stuck the pinch. Always satisfying, especially since it had been a long time between attempts, and I’d forgotten most of the beta!
Ah Reel Rock this year gave me the stoke! Not least, the super bold climbing of Hazel Findlay. Those run-outs!
For those of you interested in the behind-the-scenes info on Hazel’s 18 pitch climb with Emily Harrington in the High Atlas, this blog post is pretty great: http://reelrock.tumblr.com/post/54352142074/taghia-is-not-for-interns
Now, to go and get more bold! (maybe)
[This image is from Hazel’s blog, showing her ascent of the E9 Once Upon a Time in the Southwest.]
TEAM FIVE TEN FOREVER!
Playing on a lowball traverse, Copper Rocks near Dunsborough, Western Australia.
Matt Evrard on Contact Neurosis (29). Photo by Simon Carter.
Colours everywhere: springtime bouldering in Kalamunda, Western Australia.
Carlos Hernandez, from ‘Espacios de insurgencia’