Jess and Bill spotting me perfectly on The Prow (v10) (photo by Marian)
My project was a highball boulder in central Connecticut called The Prow (v10). I started this project in the late fall of 2012. I was unable to complete it before the bouldering conditions soured and it became too hot and humid. I was, however, able to work the initial moves into muscle memory over the past year but the middle crux (sloper pinch) was just too much due to the humidity. I could only wait patiently until a perfect fall day arrived. Low 50's, sunny, slightly breezy, and no humidity: a boulderer's dream conditions. I had an overwhelming feeling I was finally going to get the send that day. I felt great, I felt light, I felt good, I got the send. Chills came about upon the send due to all the adrenaline...what a rush! After coming back down to the bottom of the problem, I felt a little sadness that it was over, just like the feeling when finishing a good book. Just like moving on to another good book, I will do the same with another boulder problem that I will hopefully have the same connection. I couldn't have asked for more from that day. I had great friends around me that helped push me to get the send and I had great conditions...a perfect day.
Video of the Send: