/ Japanese climbers 2 E9's in a day
We then drove to Black Rocks where Toru headpointed Meshuga (he had headpointed Gaia on Sunday). Blacks Rocks was very damp and humid today and Toru led the route between showers.
Also to clear up any misunderstanding re Toru's new E9 "Black Out", this route was soloed with only one small mat and no spotters (and as has already been mentioned by some on this forum, the landing isn't good). The crux is at the top.
I witnessed all the above ascents and they were all done in fine style after minimal top rope practice.
He goes home tomorrow a very happy 15 year-old.
Sounds like he has had a good look around and started to get a feel for the Grit... Is he planning on coming back and actually having a go at some hard climbs at any point, it sounds like he may have some climbing potential.
The final line of your post is the important on "He goes home tomorrow a very happy 15 year old". It wouldn't matter if the previous 5-6 lines had said he fluffed a VS and climbed a severes. As long as he had fun. b
It does sound like he is an awesome talent and I have only read good things from people who have met him. Sounds like a really nice lad...tell him to come back soon.
> > Sounds like he has had a good look around and started to get a feel for the Grit...
you're joking right?
Sounds to me like the lad has mastered it :op
I'm intrigued as to why you put an apostrophe in E9s and didn't put one in climber's?
> I'm intrigued as to why you put an apostrophe in E9s and didn't put one in climber's?
He probably eats shoots and leaves !
> He probably eats shoots and leaves !
That's Pandas, they live in China NOT Japan.......
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