Consumed by the forest, I’ve finally extracted myself for long enough to write a little post.  First off, it’s been uncharacteristically warm here, so hard climbing has been difficult.  I’ve been trying anyway, with very little success.  It’s ok though.  I’m getting much, much stronger trying hard in the warmth.  Today, I had a breakthrough and finished Controle Technique 7C+ (V10) in  Bas Cuvier.  7o degrees, in the sun, a few temper tantrums, and 50+ attempts later; it was in the bag.

In regards to the really hard climbs.  I’ve tried them.  They are hard.  I’ve gotten close.  2 weeks left.  Time to execute.