Yesterday I finally made it to Leavenworth after driving a thousand miles from LA. The first day I went big and made it all the way to portland and stayed with a buddy. After a quick night of rest I woke up and started the next day of right by going to the infamous voodoo doughnuts. I got a good picture but I’m having trouble uploading pictures from my new camera onto my computer. 5 hours after that I made it to Leavenworth and was super psyched to climb on some immaculate granite in pristine temps, it was in the low 60’s yesterday.
I was debating if I should take the first day easy and get my bearings or just go all in and get on the good hard stuff. If you know me you probably know that I went with the latter idea and I am super glad I did. Those that also know me know I hate leaving problems unfinished and last summer I got really close to Cotton Pony. First things first I briefly warmed up and started rushing to finish this thing off. Eventually I sent pulling a sweet cobra kick on the crux swing.
After that I went up to the forest land area and did a whole bunch of moderate classics, then decided to get on some harder stuff at the end of the day. First was dangle a sick overhang with good crimps, big moves, and a hard mantle. The second was Coffee Cup a funky little face climb with sloping incut crimps. I managed to flash both of them and with that I called it a day ending things for once on a high note. I also got video of all em so enjoy bitches!
Leavenworth Bouldering-Cotton Pony, Dangle, Coffee Pot from scientia on Vimeo.