Weekend Whipper: Super Phrique (5.13a), Shelf Road, Colorado
Rivet Daigre gets flash pumped on the short and thuggy Super Phrique (5.13a) at Shelf Road, Colorado.
“I let my ego take over and decided to warm up on a 5.13a called Super Phrique,” Daigre tells Rock and Ice. “I didn’t climb well right off the ground, forgot some beta, and tensed up hard towards the top of the three-bolt route.
“As I was reaching for the rope to clip the anchors the flash pump caught up with me and I realized I couldn’t hold on to the decent finish crimps anymore. I tried to top out instead but couldn’t summon the strength for the final pull.
“In disbelief I peeled off from above the chains and the next thing I knew I’m standing on the crash pad I had thankfully placed below the start. Thanks to a perfect catch from my attentive belayer Jori, I walked away unscathed.”
Happy Friday and climb safe this weekend!