Style of ascent. Not Set. Felt flowy, bar one section were I went too high at first, turns out the holds are for your hands not feet. Think I mistook the last double bolts for the lower off as our guide didn't mention the bolt belay on the ledge above. I'll have to head back and do the last move at some point but at 6' 1" I think I'd be able to lank it.
Then run out, engaging climbing all the way to the top. Exciting runouts but ultimately you're not going to kill yourself. Great conditions although spotting with rain occasionally.
Phwoar what a great route! Definitely run out however the climbing is so engaging that its easy to not dwell on the lob potential with Max. Retro flash, fell off last year! Certainly spicy with typically slatey moves and thin! Trickier than I thought it would feel.
Absolutely loved this, great moves between spaced bolts. Brilliant wall climbing. Totally absorbing from start to finish which might have something to do with the space between the bolts! A runout sport route, good fun climbing on positive edges with J. Abbed down and had to give it a blast on TR. Did the crux moves but super thin moves above.
Very impressed with Lydia's attempt.
Hats off to all who onsighted this, you are all very very brave. Found it scary. Repeat onsight.. Can't remember doing it even though it is an old log. Bold and amazing. Was a bit nervous about the first bolt being so high but it's easy climbing.
Enjoyed the traverses. Didn't find being short made it that difficult so don't worry if you are just trust your feet. Super runouts that do keep you fully focused and crimping on for dear life. Felt calm and controlled all the way and climbed pretty fast with James Beaumont. Spicy, certainly got my pulse going! Stan and Ruth told Pauline that this was their chance to finally be together, they had been in love for many years, but they had never been able to act on their feelings.
Pauline spent that weekend listening to Stan and Ruth's stories, which explained many of the odd things that had happened while she was growing up, like the time she had come home to find her mother throwing away all the food from their fridge. Why would you do that? Stan explained that they had received word that somebody was trying to poison them, so everything had to be thrown away. And there was the time her family had gone hiking in the middle of the school week and stayed overnight in a mountain cabin.
People had been coming after them, Stan explained, and they had to get away for a day or two. Then there was the day the family had skipped school to go bowling, and the time the children had come home from school and been rushed through the house, told to scrub their feet in the bath and made to wear plastic bags over their socks for the rest of the day. When it was time for Pauline to leave Stan asked if he could put a transmitter on her car to make it easier for the "good guys" to follow her and make sure she was safe. He also gave her a small transistor radio that he said had a broadcast function, so that Pauline could send a call for help.
Pauline returned to the home she was renovating with her boyfriend and to her job in the newsroom, but she was struggling to come to terms with what she'd been told and growing more and more fearful by the day. She was constantly looking over her shoulder for people or cars that might be following her, and became too scared to eat at restaurants in case somebody tried to slip something into her food.
She planned escape routes from inside her own home and assumed that her telephone line was bugged. Over time more and more alarming information came from Stan and Ruth about the weird world, including the news that many people they knew weren't really the people they seemed to be.
It was espionage.
The doubles, Stan explained, spent months studying home videos to learn how to behave convincingly, and used specialist plastic surgeons and make-up artists to perfect their disguises. Pauline encountered these doubles from time to time. On the day her brother got married, for example, she met her father and her aunt for the first time in years. Both, she was told, were doubles. Pauline remembers looking at her dad that day.
He had a nevus - a little overgrowth of cells just over the iris of his eye - how on Earth could it have been replicated, she wondered. Pauline and her mother also received dozens of letters from people inside the weird world - from her father and godfather, for example, who were being held in a top secret prison there, Stan said.
The handwriting always looked authentic, and the letters talked about things from their shared past. They were convincing. Despite being plagued by doubts, Pauline always had to acknowledge that the two people telling her this incredible story were her mother and Stan - the most trustworthy people she knew. Pauline began to feel that her work as a reporter covering school board meetings and town council meetings was irrelevant when her own life was in constant danger.
And being sworn to secrecy had placed a gulf between her and her boyfriend, and everyone else in her life. She decided that she would go inside with her mother.
In , the number of fraud victims in the US reached Very impressed with Lydia's attempt. Bit more like it. The note read: "Don't say anything. Share it in the comments below! Recently standing in the line with two loaves of bread, some milk, and a carton of eggs, I overheard this conversation between what I assume was a young couple—they had a child with them, probably around two.
Stan told Pauline there was work inside that she could do, that there was a community of good people there that she could be part of. He was building a cottage for himself and her mother and said he could arrange for one to be built for her too.
He brought her carpet samples and showed her plans and a photo of the horse that she would have. Pauline left her job, sold her house and broke up with her boyfriend. She moved to Halifax in Nova Scotia, where she found work and a new home while she and her mother waited for word that it was safe to go inside. We were always on hold. Pauline met Kevin who would later become her husband. Stan gave Pauline away on her big day - of course she couldn't invite her real father - and Kevin was allowed in on the dreadful secret.
Kevin agreed that he would go inside too. But the time was never right.
By , five years after she had been let into the secret, Pauline's doubts had reached a climax. Stan had made it clear to Pauline and Ruth that they must never go to the police to report any of the threats and strange goings-on in their lives - the police, he said, couldn't be trusted. Both, she was told, were doubles. Pauline remembers looking at her dad that day. He had a nevus - a little overgrowth of cells just over the iris of his eye - how on Earth could it have been replicated, she wondered.
Pauline and her mother also received dozens of letters from people inside the weird world - from her father and godfather, for example, who were being held in a top secret prison there, Stan said. The handwriting always looked authentic, and the letters talked about things from their shared past.