Nothing like climbing in Tennessee in July—95 degrees, 85-percent humidity. Despite
near frictionless conditions, Adam Macke was out giving Recession Proof (5.12+), at Deep Creek near Chattanooga, a burn.
“I’ve found climbing in these conditions makes me stronger every year,” Macke tells Rock and Ice. “You can get really strong trying to hold on
to these routes in the summer.”
Macke made it to the crux of Recession Proof, “a difficult deadpoint to a downward sloping hold from a foot cam that you have to release,” he
says. “My feet cut, but I thought I could reel it back in.
“I guess all the force swinging outward and humid conditions created a violent spiral outward then downward. Full cartwheel!”
As Macke went wheeling towards the ground, if you watch closely, you can see that Toby had his back. The dog was ready to spot a grounder!
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Video submitted by Adam Macke and Sofia Bunger