Yup, springtime is almost over. Which means, besides spring cleaning, lots of nasty pollen and non-stop swamp cooler action at the BRC. This keeps us nice and cool, but it can get a tad bit humid in here.
Our top ropes tend to get a little stiff and tight with the onslaught of increased humidity. To rectify this, we’ve un-wrapped the double wraps on the bars of a few select culprits. There are signs posted at those top-rope locations, just be sure there isn’t some extreme weight difference between you and your belayer, cause they can be a lot faster.
I just finished a route count – we have 108 routes up in the gym, 66 in the main gym and 42 in the expansion. Our grade bell curve is looking nearly perfect, with only a few too many 5.11- that could spill into the 5.11 and 5.10+ range.
We’re nearly recovered from the minor setback in setting caused by the SCS comp. There is now an extra pure stemming route put up left of the birthday slab on request by all the “Chris’s”. As the put it, it’s pure dessert climbing, you don’t even have to pull down on a single hand-hold.
Comp routes are slowly coming down in the expansion – send them before it’s too late! If you haven’t already, Dallas’ orange 5.12 comp route(thick tape) is techy and brilliant, as is Seth Lytton’s White 12+(arguably 13-) which comes down tomorrow unfortunately.
Enjoy the new routes. I’m off for New York City to play some wedding music. See you next week in the Gym!