New River Rendezvous 2007 Recap

by Tom Markiewicz on May 25, 2007

Another great New River Rendezvous is over and I survived. The emphasis was on survival this year especially after the free beer did not run out early as I expected. Note to self – don’t try to consume as much as possible next year!


I didn’t take any pictures of the happenings at Burnwood (as I forgot my camera in the car), but my wife and I were able to take a bunch of pictures as we competed with Jon B. during the bouldering comp at Interp and the OUL areas. The full set of pics are on Flickr here.

I entered the bouldering comp just for fun as I knew it would just push me a little bit harder all day. Jon, Kelly, and I started at Interp and made our way through the circuit to finish at OUL (with a quick pass by the Tugging Shacks at day end). Again survival was key as I pulled off a big hold on a V2 called Curley at Interp. From a sit-down start, you basically have to mantle up to a crimp then bump up to a jug. As I grabbed the jug, it popped off and hit me in the head as I fell to my crash pad. No blood, so I guess I was fine. Nice way to start the morning. I decided to not push my luck and moved on so I’m not sure how much harder the problem became with the missing hold.


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