A week ago I left Hueco with my friend Prairie, her brother, and her boyfriend, for some company on the way to California and to check out New Mexico, where I’d never been before. After a night in Las Cruces with their dad and other sister Autumn, we went to Socorro to climb in Box Canyon and get a new starter for the Trooper, which is running better than ever now. W00t!!
Anyway, Box Canyon is full of sharp, kind of soapy stone with lots of tweaky pockets and hardness. The shooting pains in my fingers and repeated failures reminded me of home, so that was nice. Kind of. We climbed with Scott Roberts, an adorable local contractor type who’s writing a guidebook for the area. There could not have been a better tour guide. I tried to get back into picture taking for a while, and Walker was there as well, so here’s what it looked like!
Wow, I’m wearing that exact same tank top right now.
It was an awesome couple of days in Socorro and the Box. We got on a bunch of other area classics, all super hard and fun. I can’t wait to see the book!