Then it was on to my objective for the weekend, He Biggum (13d). Even knowing the route is partially manufactured, it is hard not to want to climb this thing. It is a streak of beautiful, smooth orange stone. My first go went pretty well. The route features long pulls between good pockets with bad feet. Then at about 3/4 height, there is a hard deadpoint move. By my 4th go of the day, I was able to get the route down to one hang.
Jess tried Neutral Spirit several times, but had a hard time with the mono move. She left draws up on it, but wasn't sure it would be doable for the weekend.
On Saturday, we headed back up to the Supererratic. My first go on He Biggum, I got to my highpoint from Friday and fell at the deadpoint move. I got the move worked out and amazingly was able to send the route my second go of the day. Despite it's chipped nature, this is a really cool route and I am psyched to have done it. Jess decided to throw in the towel on her project and focus on something else. I put draws up on Walk the Dawg (12c). Jess did pretty well on it her first try, one hung it her second go and then sent! It's a really techy, slabby, thin route and this is turning out to be Jess' forte.
Kevin Macartney was down in Tensleep for the weekend and was trying The Increadible Horsecock. He made some great progresss on it and ended up sending on Sunday. Nice work Kevin! Kevin had tried Tatonka (13a) earlier in the day and gave me the beta he'd figured out. I gave it a flash go and was able to make it through. It's been a long time since I've flashed or onsighted anything hard, so I was really happy with it.
Fall weather is here, so get out and crush some rock!