This is Erik's trip report on the forum:
Went to the Pins today. Fantastic weather, warm in the sun with a cool but not cold breeze. The breeze was not strong enough or cold enough for it to be chilly while in the shade. Still a few wild flowers out.
Wet Kiss, Big Pucker TR combo for the warm up.
Cantaloupe Death in order to get on top and setup a TR on Rocket and Future Shock.
I got Rocket on the second try and did better on Future shock than I did last weekend. I have figure out the moves but cannot link through the crux yet. Mudworm did quite well. Had a few hangs on Future Shock but looked strong.
Pulled the ropes and went over and lead the Direct in order to get the rope setup on Cataract.
I took two spins on Cataract and managed to get into the crux the second time before coming off. A big improvement over last weekend. Mudworm is doing very well up to the crux.
Fingers were shot so we headed out.
There were a fair number of people hiking around. A large pack of Boy Scouts and many large family groups. Again, it would have been difficult for the weather to have been better. A beautiful day.
Here's to sweat in your eye
When Erik first tried to belay me at the top of Cantaloupe Death, I could not commit to the first move and had to make him to come down. But he refused to grab me from behind because he knew I could make the move (I had done it before). I finally did it — somehow knowing that he was right behind me helped. The move for me basically was lean into the wall and grab a good hold in the right hand before letting my both feet go and my body pendulum a couple of times. Once my body stopped swinging back and forth, I could look for the foot hold to start climbing. I hated that move, so I did it twice.
I felt good on Future Shock and look forward to getting back on it to link all the moves together.
Cataract Corner felt harder than Future Shock. I stubbornly stuck to the left side at the crux and one move (or lack of) stopped me cold. Okay, next time, I might break down and try the right side (on the arete).