RRG: chapter 3
our 3rd week in the Gorges is now over. We climbed 4 more days since my last post and we are now starting our last week of the trip… time runs too fast! :(
So, what’s happened in the past days…
Melissa finally sent “50 word for Pump”, after she fell on the very last move two days before; in the meanwhile I managed to climb in a few goes “Southern Smoke”, a very nice and pumpy 8c+ just on the right of the previous one. We also visited for the first time the “Gold Cost” sector, in my opinion for sure one of the best wall in the Red, but which is quite tricky to reach with our big RV… we just did a few classics, as we had to go back early, but I really would like to go back there to try the beautiful “24 Karats”: it looks amazing!
After a chilling rest day, I managed to go back at the Chocolate Factory, where I tried a few times “Pure Imagination 8c+” during the previous weeks. After a quick warm-up, I finally understood the weird move on the lower part, where I fell on all my attempts, and I easily climbed my way up to the chain. Another “5 stars” line here in the Red is done.
After that we moved back to the “Bob Marley” sector, where Melissa is trying and getting closer on Southern Smoke; I decided to take a look on the direct start of these one and all works well… I’m confident that after the rest day, we will both send our “projects”.
A special thank goes to François Lebeau for the cool pictures!
Francois Lebeau Photographe(R)