March 11, 2008

Ground Control



Sunday brought another unsuccessful run on the Proxima Project at the Jupiter Boulders. This sexy little number can be seen in green, and despite Ian (looking good above), Alan, and two days, it still goes unconquered. Luckily she's smooth on the moves, so I don't mind another round.

However, I did get the FA of Cassiopeia (V8), our lady in red. She's named after the geometric position of your body for the first move - amazing pinch with the right hand, large right foot equally high. The queen Cassiopeia, after which the constellation was named, was punished by Poseidon for boasting of her unrivaled beauty. While this problem is on one of the best boulders in SoCal, she certainly isn't more beautiful than all the Nereids, the nymph-daughters of the sea god Nereus. Or the boulders of Font for that matter. Oh, to be traveling in the summertime...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

alan your perky posture or is it that you are holding a silver dollar between your butt cheeks, can't tell the difference, anyway, the way you is in the picture relative to the open cavity above your head reminds me of space balls. may the power of the schwartz be with you.

Alan Moore said...

while it may be physically possible for me to be that perky, it's definitely psychologically impossible. that's just not how i roll. proof? my nipple have no mind...

what you're seeing is ian. sorry to disappoint, but i'll work on taking lessons from the man himself in the future.

Brian Spiering said...

Where are the Jupiter Boulders? Is there guidebook?

Thanks

Alan Moore said...

The Jupes are near Palm Springs, and you can find them in the Tramway guidebook, although it certainly isn't exhaustive and the ratings are a bit off. Check it out though, some of the best boulders in SoCal, especially in the winter.

Justin said...

If you can't come to me, maybe I'll come to you?