“Spina bifida” 8b/8b +
I wonder how one thing leads to another…
After the trip to Slovenia, I returned to Israel a bit disappointed and injured, but I learned in what conditions I can climb,
and it probably helped…
A year ago I bolted a route in a crag called “pigeons cave” in the north of Israel.
The line looks pretty good, and it crosses all the way on the ceiling of a cave on the kind of bizzar formation that looked like a dinosaur’s spine.
But unfortuanlly, the route was wet all the time,and the holds were soaking wet, so my motivation to try RP the route wasn’t so high.
The first part of the route I climbed already in winter 09 but the upper part and more difficult I didn’t succeed to climb, the wetness did not allow me to proceed.
After the israeli climbing competition this year in Haifa, I decided, because of my finger injury, from slovenia ,not to climb on plastic because it hurts a lot . so I looked for what to do outside, and then came into my head the idea to try to solve the top part of my route , wet or not, we got along well in wet Slovenia so why not here?
After this decision, it took me another 4 visits to the pigeons cave till the FA of the route in a very successful day, not just me.
Spanish have a saying that says ” the door open” it mean , good karma, I wasnt the only one to RP my project that day ,another sixgood friends did their projects as well:
Oren Nogrady – “Night AND Day”
Inbal Katznelson – “GOLD FINGER”.
Simon Barry – “NATURAL FORMULA”.
Kobi begas – “THE BEST OF 80”
natan richman – “ALIBABA”
And I’m too….
probably the good karma stayed in other places as well.
by the way the meaning of the name “SPINA BIFIDA” is broken spine, and the reason is that I called it was because the ceiling formation splits into a lot spines and when you climb on that ceiling you need to twist your back everywhere till it will break :).
It seemed to me an appropriate name.
Here are some pictures of my warm-up route “BEASTY”
and Images from the route itself.
All images courtesy of Inbal Katznelson, thank Inbal 🙂