The rest day was hard work. It was badly needed but I just wanted to climb. We spent the morning lounging around the villa then headed for the beach for a bit of bird watching and an ice cream. The beach was a little grim, brits abroad etc but there was some nice views to be had.
We headed back to the villa via a supermarket and picked up stuff for a barbeque. An epic barbeque was cooked and enjoyed by all on the terrace in the evening sun. Nice day but was desperate to get back on my projects.
Yesterday we headed back to Forada for our final day there. I had two 7a projects I wanted to do. One was a soft touch rising traverse with a crux section about as steep as the circuit board at rokt. The other was a lot harder. A hanging slab with a dynamic move to reach it.
I decided to dispatch the soft one first and got on it as a warm up. I blew the lower section which I did not have any issue with on my first try at the route. I had a rest on the rope and worked the moves up to a big as rock over round a corner.
Second go had the bottom section sorted and got to the steeper crux which I got through but came off half way through the rock over. I was two moves from doing it.
Third go of the day (forth go total). I set of did the awkward but easy start. I got to the steeper section and blasted through it slightly blowing my sequence with one wrong foot hold but the one I found was good enough. On two side pulls I found played around with my feet finding my centre of gravity and did the awkward balancy clip the had a shake out as the pump was kicking in. RH to a sloper couple of little foot moves and cross through for the pinch. Drop my righ onto a shallow pocket and got my right foot on the huge foothold. Rock for miles and get the good pocket. Swap feet and pasted my foot on a noble and trust it and go. I was round on the slab pumped and exhausted. One last hard move and I was done. Rested for about 5 mins on the slab and then went for it. Smearing and balancing with poor hands and awkward feet and another big rock over to a side pull. Adjust my feet and grab the undercut jug done!!! YYFY 7a in the bag!!!
I had a good rest and went after my other project I did all the moves individually on top rope on first attempt with a couple of decent links. I had another go on top rope and blasted though the dyno and got to the mantel with nothing left. I got back on got the mantel and linked it to the top. However by this point I had tried the dyno 6/7 time and done the move 4 or 5 times. I had nothing left so decided to strip it and have a rest not wanting to hurt myself with a day left.
I tried to flash a 6c but failed badly for just went to the sunny for some easy milage.
The day ended with a trip a restaurant with some nice chicken and veg soup and a big ass plate of spag bol and a trip to another shocking bar.