The other day I made it! I made it to the top of my current project at my beloved Zebra Wall on the Cascade cliffs! I had been trying this rig for the better half of July 2014 and was on my mind a lot while in Norway. I know that might sound goofy, but the rig is special in so many ways. First ascents are always more involved and meaningful and with the history and controversy at this wall and my route development this route has even a greater meaning. The three routes I bolted (Joe Bunyan 8b+?, Weekend at Bernie’s 8b+/c?, and Blue Sky Black Clouds 8c/+?) are now complete and absolutely the best lines I have ever put up. The stone is perfect for the skin, the features are round and interesting, and the climbing is thoughtful and all based around sensation. I love this place and am so happy to contribute with these dime-pieces. I have completed what I started at this cliff and paid a hefty price for it all. If anyone heads up before the snow comes enjoy the climbing, but please take care and be mindful as it is a delicate and special place. I know you will.
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