Gripped - - 10 QUESTIONS -

Is there one route you set that stands out as the “best” for you? I’ve set some f ive-star lines, but I’ve put up my fair share of choss-piles too. I think I’m most proud of my work when I achieve good sep­a­ra­tion in a com­pe­ti­tion route, so I’m par­tic­u­larly proud of this one route I set for a youth com­pe­ti­tion at In­ner Peaks in Char­lotte, N.C. I had a pretty tough time putting it to­gether be­cause I’d never set a lead route on a rope be­fore. Bal­anc­ing vol­umes on wrenches and try­ing not to knock over the lad­der I used to get up to the roof was cer­tainly an ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, so I was ex­tra happy when the route turned out re­ally well and re­sulted in good sep­a­ra­tion be­tween the top com­peti­tors.

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