It's the freakin weekend!

I spent 10 hours and 50 bucks on bolting two (count ’em, 2) new routes yesterday, I’m so wiped.  Ground up, on a 45 degree wall of bullet hard granite, my lower lumbar is officially destroyed, my upper back muscles feel like someone beat me with a mallot and my shoulders must look like meatloaf inside (those Bosch’s ain’t featherweight units) and to make matters worse (or better depending on how you look at it) I could barely do most of the moves.  So, now I have over 14,000 projects to climb.  New routing is a damn CURSE I say, it’s the best way to ensure you’ll never climb hard again because it’s so much easier to find projects than it is to redpoint them, ha ha ha.  So, today, since it’s the freakin weakend and I’m gonna have me some fun, I’ll leave with you a new visual clip from my wanderings in India.

Sometimes a climb is so good, you don’t even want to know the grade, someone tries to tell you and you box their ears before they can spit it out.  Ya just don’t give a shit.  Of course there is always an “idea” but it’s completely irrelevant.  What is relevant is the few moments you had with your buddies trying to create a solution, and if you’re lucky you get the send so you can point and laugh at the bozo’s that failed, but then you buy them a beer to makeup for your childish behaviour.  A quality bouldering session ain’t about grades at all, it’s about trying really fucking hard, laughing out loud till you piss your shorts, and getting the blood to pump through your system so you feel tired and satisfied.  If you have 3 minutes, watch this video of Danny Burkhead and myself topping out on the Double Arete, hopefully it will make you wanna climb a wee bit, and travel some too.  And if this is your first time dropping in on this site, go to my vimeo page where I have a few other clips on display.  Thanks for stopping by,  appreciate your support. Have a good weak end.

The DOUBLE ARETE! from Sonnie Trotter on Vimeo.

  • caroline

    Only 36 days till my big trip begins, very exciting. Nice wee video!

  • elias

    so cool….hampi’s awesome!!!! good luck with your projects dude!!

  • Fazli

    14,000 project to climb? That`s awesome man sonnie.. I wish i could do the same 🙁

  • Paul

    The double arête boulder problem looks like a harder version of “Atari” in the Happy Boulders. Soooooo rad. Good luck with the projects, they all sounds saweet.

  • Daniel

    Seems like Paul Robinson arrived in Squamish and is planning to attack the ‘Dreamcatcher’. Somebody could sneak up there and capture it on video 😉

    btw nice post and video sonnie!

  • Fashionista

    what is that yellow man-bra thing the guy is wearing in the first few minutes of footage?

  • not the yellow man bra guy

    hahah, i believe the correct term is the ‘BRO’…

    thankfully he’s weird but not that weird, he had a broken collarbone