Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ty combs his hair...

Crazy events have brought me back to Ct. for a week. I wish it was a good reason why I'm back but either way I believe things happen for a reason and in the end, it will be ok.

I have managed to climb a bit while I've been back. Today I dragged my lil' cuz Tyler out. Ty has been focusing his time on school work and not climbing much, so I didn't expect him to come and beast one of the hardest problems around.

We warmed up on some classics then went straight to this amazing test piece named Suspect Device. Suspect Device is graded V11 and I bet people reading may think "One of the hardest around?" Well The grade on this one doesn't really matter much. I've only heard of one person climbing it in a day. Most people have spent a few days on it. I spent about 5 years on it before I climbed it. Needless to say this is a savage line and very respectable to climb it, let alone in a day. Ty made very quick work of it after nearly flashing it (flashing way past the crux.) He may look a bit rusty at the end but the strength to get through the beginning is still there. Nice one mate!

4 comments:

sock hands said...

line looks really good

zonker said...

can you give us some history on suspect device? who had the FA? when, where? interesting trivia about it? as always, much thanks for blogging.

Phillip Schaal said...

Dave T. made the FA probably in 2002(?). He was a beast and pushed the standards in CT. Establishing the first V10, V11 and V12 in CT (i think).

Phillip Schaal said...

Dave T. made the FA probably in 2002(?). He was a beast and pushed the standards in CT. Establishing the first V10, V11 and V12 in CT (i think).