D’Anastasio Sends Two 8c’s

D’Anastasio has sent both Supernova and Steady Slobbin’ in Rumney. Read his comments.

“Supernova. It’s a short, powerful line that revolves around a tough left hand stab into an upside down two finger pocket. This one was right up my alley and I felt comfortable climbing it like a long boulder problem…it even tops out.

I also completed Steady Slobbin’. This one is the same difficulty as Supernova, but the two climbs are quite different. Steady Slobbin’ hits you with powerful opening sequence that makes for a pump that stuck with me all the way to the chains.

With a few quick shake outs in the middle, and a powerful sequence guarding the finish, I was happy to complete this one.

This climb requires power-endurance, as opposed to strictly power.

It’s encouraging to think I might actually be improving as a route climber, instead of just being able to get by on a sport route with a boulderer’s skill set.”