Weekend Whipper: First-Bolt Flip on “Daddy Blocker” (5.11a), Boulder Canyon, CO
We’ll let Shawn Cope, the climber above, explain everything in his own words, as he covers all the bases pretty well!
“It seems like I had been spending too much time sitting on my Grigri taking photos in those days, as the starting 5.10 moves of Daddy Blocker seemed to elude me. (Not that I have gotten any better since.)
That said, the actual instance is but a blur. Maybe it was the lackluster elevation, or something looming in the Boulder air from the college campus below.
One second I remember contemplating the definite deck I will take if I continue up and fall, then seemlessly, the Six Flags quality ride my head took towards the rock below. Without the quick thinking of my belayer Austin Beck-Doss I’d surely be lost of all memory.
But that folks, is why you wear a helmet.”
Thanks for the entertaining write-up, Shawn 🙂
Happy Friday and climb safe this weekend!
Video by Christian Eaton