Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bronson, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

After many, many tries over two seasons living here in SLC, yesterday I sent Bronson in LCC. This problem had only seen one other female ascent two years ago, and was ready for a long awaited female repeat. I sent it on my third day in a row climbing while my friend Cat from Montreal was visiting, and so it was extra special. She was filming the whole thing, and at the end, when I belly flopped and beached whale myself to the top, the camera is shaking up and down as she laughs hysterically at my ridiculous top out of the problem. I was so tired and so pumped, and my hands were numb from the cold. I have never tried so hard to stay on a boulder problem, and the whole time, part of me just wanted to let go...but the other part of me just held on, knowing that I would probably get hurt if I let go, and worse, if I didn't get hurt, I'd probably kill myself for giving up. I hope you enjoy this little funny film and you will be rewarded at the end with a good laugh!

6 comments:

Johnclimbrok said...

That's absolutely classic topping out.

Drew Holmes said...

SWEEEEEEET

Erik said...

Sickness. Nice JOB!!!

shannon said...

i love the collapse from relief on top. awesome job melissa- looking super strong. any bishop plans in the future?

The Cnigs said...

Wow, beautiful place! Lots of character, eccentric, intriguing, meticulous, practical, efficient and complete, brilliant light, cozy, fun and way cool. Just like you guys! It's going to be really hard to get rid of us when we visit!

Rose said...

melissa-

Awesome job!

Rose