Arch Season

By MATT

Duc working out the moves on Big Baby Buddha (flake start).

Duc working out the moves on Big Baby Buddha (flake start).

We're still a couple of months out from the true start of Summer, but Arch Season has already officially begun. Here's a sampling of some of the climbing from the last three Sundays at Charch, starting with Easter. The rock has been as dry as it gets.

April 5th, 2015:

Jimmel, Stephanie & family showed up. On his first try in over two years, he got most of the way thru Big Baby Buddha (flake start).

Jimmel, Stephanie & family showed up. On his first try in over two years, he got most of the way thru Big Baby Buddha (flake start).

He gave it hell, headbutting the rock during one of his attempts. Hell yeah, brother.

He gave it hell, headbutting the rock during one of his attempts. Hell yeah, brother.

Tyler made huge gains this day.

Tyler made huge gains this day.

Wai protected Rigby from the sun.

Wai protected Rigby from the sun.

Nancy protected herself from sobriety.

Nancy protected herself from sobriety.

I gave some goes on the Super Proj, trying a move that's shut me down for over 2 years.

I gave some goes on the Super Proj, trying a move that's shut me down for over 2 years.

Dryness = happiness. 

Dryness = happiness. 

Got rid of the aloha shirt. Gave it some more goes. Found a high right foot, and, all of a sudden, the move went.

Got rid of the aloha shirt. Gave it some more goes. Found a high right foot, and, all of a sudden, the move went.

April 12th, 2015:

Welcome to Archloha Stadium.

Welcome to Archloha Stadium.

Not a rainy day in Hawaii.

Not a rainy day in Hawaii.

Joe began linking the moves on Big Baby Buddha. He told me afterward that he's now truly stoked on climbing here. Made my week.

Joe began linking the moves on Big Baby Buddha. He told me afterward that he's now truly stoked on climbing here. Made my week.

Nick got so damn close to sending Big Baby Buddha (flake start).

Nick got so damn close to sending Big Baby Buddha (flake start).

Sun went down, so the light came on. Wai giving working Aloha Sunday.

Sun went down, so the light came on. Wai giving working Aloha Sunday.

Nancy working out her master-beta on Big Baby Buddha.

Nancy working out her master-beta on Big Baby Buddha.

Duc went hard into the night.

Duc went hard into the night.

Club Arch

Club Arch

Austin's first sesh at the Arch was a good one.

Austin's first sesh at the Arch was a good one.

April 19th, 2015:

This was the third Sunday in a row that Wai was working Aloha Sunday. She REALLY wanted it.

This was the third Sunday in a row that Wai was working Aloha Sunday. She REALLY wanted it.

Nancy crushing thru the opening moves of Aloha Sunday. 

Nancy crushing thru the opening moves of Aloha Sunday. 

Joe effortlessly made his best link yet, from the start to the flat hold before the finish. 

Joe effortlessly made his best link yet, from the start to the flat hold before the finish. 

Tyler pulling hard on that undercling.

Tyler pulling hard on that undercling.

Nick sent Big Baby Buddha (flake start), and Duc got it shortly after. I didn't get pics of either send (sorry, guys). The highlight of my day was hearing Duc's send-screams and everyone chearing as I was swimming way down from the Arch.

Nick sent Big Baby Buddha (flake start), and Duc got it shortly after. I didn't get pics of either send (sorry, guys). The highlight of my day was hearing Duc's send-screams and everyone chearing as I was swimming way down from the Arch.

Nancy, Ellie, Snoopy.

Nancy, Ellie, Snoopy.

So close, but grabbing that jug, above my left hand, felt like it'll be the hardest single move on the Super Proj. Must get stronger. 

So close, but grabbing that jug, above my left hand, felt like it'll be the hardest single move on the Super Proj. Must get stronger. 

The girls gave more burns on Aloha Sunday. Nancy working her way down toward the ocean on those jugs.

The girls gave more burns on Aloha Sunday. Nancy working her way down toward the ocean on those jugs.

Golden hour. Wai got so close to sending. #heartbreaker

Golden hour. Wai got so close to sending. #heartbreaker

Just noticed how that edge of the Arch follows the land behind it.

Just noticed how that edge of the Arch follows the land behind it.