|Kevin on pitch 15 today. Photo: Corey Rich|
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Day 9 on the Dawn Wall
After giving pitch 15 a go Kevin decided it was going to best for him to let his skin heal. Hopefully it will heal up quick and he can dispatch it day after tomorrow! He's unbelievably close. Tommy worked on his "reach around" pitch (some call it the loop...I'll it pitch 15.5) tonight. It took him a little bit to get it, but finally he finished it. There is close to an 80 foot down climb in the loop around pitch and Tommy said he had to keep every muscle in his body so tense that by the end his muscles were so pumped and "it was pretty real-deal" to finish it! The climbing on pitch 16 above the dyno is 5.14a and that's what's up next for Tommy. Tomorrow is likely a rest day to let skin heal, and then Tuesday will be another big day! Onward and upward!!