All paths lead nowhere, choose with heart

da bizzox December 27, 2010

Filed under: Cars,Climbing,Picture Taking,Trips — sendann @ 6:45 pm
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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!!


pretty sky over Montana/180 when I left Hueco

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!

Prairie chauffuring while the trooper was getting re-startered


The stream bed area with a huge warm up wall. But watch out it bites! (Picture taken by Walker Kearney)

Walker in the Motherload


scott and his awesome jacket
on “left”, a hard classic line I couldn’t do, even with Prairies colorful spot :=/ Picture by Walker Kearney

Wow, I’m wearing that exact same tank top right now.


jefe in front of this funky boulder with 50 problems on it. so good. Picture by Walker Kearney

on this weird line called "jah something", like reggae. hard with a dyno. I banged myself really hard on the top out. Like, bad. Picture taken by Walker Kearney



David hurt his pinky-winky on the first line we tried, and pretty much took this stance the rest of the trip. Hoping he's in better spirits in Bishop next week! Picture by Walker Kearney

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!


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