Warmed up on Zack Attack 5. Then set off to work on my goal for the day, to send the last 6a+ at the crag. It’s funny all the thoughts going through my mind. After warming up I was feeling confident. But after tying in and getting ready to climb I started to think I might not do it. Well, I got up past the first two bolts then clipped the first sling and was feeling a little better. The start of this route is rather difficult but eases up for a while after the third clip.
The middle of the route traverses far to the right. It’s easy and fun climbing. Then it gets into a weird section where if you continue up it’s thin and balancy but if you continue right and down climb a little bit there are much better holds and a tufa with good textured rock to climb up. Then in a little bit another weird section. I climb up to clip the bolt. Then climb down and right a bit to get back on the tufa. At this point in the climb I’m feeling pretty good. Relaxed, not pumped. I know I’m going to send. A few more moves and I’m at the anchor. I finally sent Around the Bend 6a+. Now that I’ve done all the 6a+ climbs it’s time to start working on the 6b’s.