• A Dumpy Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and I’m thankful that I got to spend two days at the dump!  The Dump is an awesome little crag right outside of Boone, NC.  For a brief history on the Dump check out Erich’s very informative blog post here.  Anyway, I had a great time in Boone for Thanksgiving.  I was able to get out with some great friends and do what we love to do most, rock climb.  Hell my old man, Bobby d, even came out!

    Day 1:  It was a tad on the warmer side.  My project (Black Jackets) felt like pee.  I tried it several times and on the last attempt I got agonizingly close but came off after the second bolt.  However, I was able to send Fry Cleaned at the end of the day so I was happy about that.

    Day 2:  I slept in until about 9:30am.  I hung around the house for a while and got my stuff together.  By 11:00am I finally made it out of the house.  I made a brief pit stop by Chick-Fil-A to grab some grubs.  This proved to be the key ingredient to my productive day!  After watching my dad take whippers on Son of White Trash (5.8), I got on Voodoo Chile.  It felt pretty good so I decided to get on Black Jackets again.  Paden gave me a killer belay and I ended up (barely) sending it my second try, even with a wet top out!  After that I rapped down and took some shots of Matt on Suck My Dope.  I ended up with a pretty decent shot you can check out below.  For my last route of the day I decided to get on Unwritten Law to end the day and get some good training in.  A few minutes later I found myself clipping the chains (read: hanging/fumbling quickdraws on the chains) without taking the infamous whipper.  I was very surprised with that one!  It was the first day I’ve ever sent two 5.12′s in the same day.

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    Surprising myself…

     

    Paden crushing the Dope

     

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    Matt de Camara

    Matt is 27 years old and currently lives in Boone, NC. He works as a real estate agent for Boone Real Estate, a company his dad started 12 years ago. He grew up in Boone, NC where he found his true passion in life, rock climbing. This includes bouldering, sport and trad. He started climbing about 4 or 5 years ago and plans to continue until he can’t slap another sloper. During this time he’s also developed a passion for photography/videography and started Far From Home Productions.

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Discussion 6 Responses

  1. November 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Looks like a fun day.

    Gus and I will be up there at some point.

  2. November 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

     I miss the good ole Dump!! Congrats on your sends Matt!!

  3. November 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    way to go!

  4. November 30, 2011 at 6:35 am

    The dump is so good!  Thanks y’all

  5. November 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I think your camera had it’s ‘burly’ filter effect applied that day. That 5.10+ I’m on looks way stout!

  6. December 1, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Wonderfully dumpalicious.

    Long live Mt. Dump!

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