I miss Tonsai. For various reasons I haven’t been able to get to Tonsai. But I have been climbing at Chong Phil the last couple weeks. I just haven’t written about it. After sending Grace I’ve actually been a little demotivated. Climbing the easier routes and looking for the 5.fun. Three new routes went in at Chong Phli. A 5, 6a+, and 6a. I helped Mike put some slings up on the new routes a few days ago. Today I went back to Chong Phli and was planning to onsight / flash each route. Well, I ended up projecting a 5 all day. Funny how that happens. I send a 7a then have to project a 5. WTF!?
I read the route wrong and turned an easy 5 into a hard 6b. Anong climbed it easily then I used the same beta she did and found it much easier. One more lap on top rope and then I was able to redpoint it. I suggested the name “Humble Pie” to Mike and I think it will stick so that’s kind of cool.
A couple days after that, I went back and intended to climb the other two routes. I successfully flashed the middle route which should go at about 6a+ and might end up getting named “Mr Machete” or something like that. I tried the left on top rope and got stuck halfway up and it’s supposed to be easier! 😦 We moved some slings around and also watched Mike put up a new route with Neil to the left. They’re thinking it will go at about 6c or 6c+. Looks like a couple hard balancy moves then fun steep climbing up some tufas.
I’m in Bangkok now applying for a new passport but when I get back I want to figure out beta for the 6a and also try sending Hunting Shrooms 6c+. I wonder how that will go after not climbing anything hard for a couple weeks and taking a few days off.