Last night I saw the 2-hour Reel Rock 7 movie in Livermore with Jeanne, The Hiking Machine. Several hundred on a weeknight was nice. I am NOT a big wall climber, but do admire those that do it. This show is traveling, so find it near you soon. I blogged about it back on Nov 2.
It’s got 4 segments. First is about new emerging climbers, then a profile of Spanish granite climbing, a good section on women climbers, then 2 Brits who do crag climbing. A nice documentary about Sierra resident, Conrad Anker, and his climb to the “Center of the Universe:” the Shark Fin.
The highlight for most was the triple crown by Alex Honnold of Mt Watkins, El Cap and Half Dome all in a day. He solo’d and did much of it free. Oh, Ladies, sorry, but he now has a girlfriend.
Lots of Yosemite footage. At only $10 in advance, it’ll psyche you up for 2013 fun.
Oh, the cops caught 4 men who robbed the Mariposa Museum of $1M in gold last month. Drugs involved. Dummies.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “You know that it would be untrue. You know that I would be a liar. If I was to say to you, girl, we couldn’t get much higher. Come on baby, light my fire.” – The Doors
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com