Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mandala Sit (v14) & More by Sean McColl

Sean braved the snow and the heinous road conditions, and headed to the Buttermilks today where he made a very impressive ascent of the The Mandala Sit Start, managing to top it out with some trepidation on the wet and icy summit! He and Matt Birch had shoveled most of the snow from the top, but it wasn't exactly dry when Sean gained the lip, looked down and decided to go for it, stepping up on the only dry bit of rock he could find!

Sean also added what he named The Oracle (v13), the full Baburre start to the v12, The Mystery, making a long and very hard link-up this afternoon, and was very close to adding that same start into Direction (Thunderbird Sit) -- all this being a warm-up to the main event of course. (On the Direction link, he fell after he stuck the dyno crux of Thunderbird). Oh, the things some people will do while bored waiting for the snow to melt at the Buttermilks! [NOTE: Sean returned Thursday and climbed this latter link-up True North (hard v13?)]

Also of note, but not mentioned on this blog was Shawn Diamond's ascent of The Mandala Sit Start last week.

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