Touchstone Concord Sendfest in Bishop
Concord members, Andrew Descalso, Gregor Peirce and Scott Cory, took a week off from school and work to go on a road trip to Bishop, with some spectacular results. Making clear once again that Touchstone is home to many a strongman, Gregor and Scott polished off several difficult Bishop problems such as Beefy-Gecko v11, Evilution (lip) v10, and Acid Wash v10.
Although Andrew wasn't able to send his project, Ironman Traverse, despite great beta from climbing master, Scott Fry, he did learn a lesson about the importance of securely attaching crashpads to the roof rack of his car. As Andrew describes it, "While cruising below the posted limit along 395 I caught a glimpse in my mirror of a huge black Metolious tri-fold pad taking flight behind the car, gracefully landing in the middle of the freeway. A quick 180 and a few tight knots later the pads were secure and we were back on track with another story to be told."
For more pictures and stories from their trip, check out Andrew's blog at http://web.mac.com/adescalso/iWeb/Climbing/Home/Archive.html and Scott & Gregor's scorecards on 8a.nu.
Photo: Gregor making short work of Action Jackson (v10) in the Happies.
Labels: climbing, concord, Diablo Rock Gym, Scott Cory