Just had my first true Lions Head experience of the season. By "true" I mean the full-day experience of morning 'til night rock climbing, TONS of hiking, shade, sun, golden hour, sunset, and home by midnight. We had amazing weather and climbed with some great buddies. It was an extra-special day because I finally started to push it a little bit on the rocks too. I climbed a 5.11c and 5.11d without pain, first try!!!! YESSSS!!!! Sooo happy you have absolutely no idea. Maybe there is a light at the end of this very long injury tunnel. I screamed with heartfelt glee at the anchors, so so happy.
|Nothing but smiles and ALOT of PINK!! I have a subconcious pink addiction. LOVE this Sterling Rope Pink Nano though!!|
No better place to push it again I can tell you that....
|Beautiful blue and green water.|
|Kyle warms up with a little rope solo on American Bucks 5.10b|
|Happy Sanuk feet by the evening fire.|
But what really made this day special was the company that we were graced with at 6pm. Our good friend and professional photographer Colin Field and professional videographer Brian Hunt came out to meet us for a shoot. They also brought along their friend who owns this CRAZY gizmo!!!
|The helicopter camera|
Yeah thats right, that is a helicopter with a camera attached to it!! We were so excited to be a part of what I am assuming would be the first ever helicopter camera to take off of the Lions Head lookout.
|Waiting patiently for the winds to calm on the Lions Head lookout.|
They actually struggled with the wind situation as the helicopter needs very light/absolutely no wind to fly. It is rare to find no wind at Lions Head, but we waited patiently and then right at sunset during the beautiful golden hour, they were given a window to take flight.
I was dangling from a rock during the take off, but it was incredible to watch. Maybe this will be the future of rock climbing footage?! The only kink they will need to work out is a longer battery life, it can only fly for 10 minutes.
SO COOL though!!!
We finished off with a quick view of the sunset and then a fast paced hike out in just the nick of time. Such a fun day and thanks guys for asking us to be a part of it!