Back in the game with some summer time sends! After years of climbing 5.12, I finally got my confidence up to where I thought I could climb 5.13 again. I had sent a 5.13a about 5 years ago and never really tried one since, what happened? Now, after getting up to Rumney a bunch, and after a great Red River Gorge trip I was able to keeep the psych high and go for it. I tried Dyno-soar (5.13a) at the Orange Crush wall at Rumney over three weekends. It is wet early in the season, but the holds are big and didn’t really matter. However, this past weekend it was actually dry! My sixth try total, ironically in a rain storm I managed to make the send! It was eigth pitch of the day and I felt tired, but not knowing if I’d be able to get back to it again soon I felt I had nothing to loose. The climb is awesome, definitely the biggest moves I’ve ever done on a rope! These long moves go out a very steep wall/roof to some power endurance moves. The beef of the climb is really only about 12 moves, but it’s action packed. I’m very close on Big Kahuna and Suburban at Waimea as well! My next goal is to climb a 5.13b or 8a, but the real two life goals in climbing is V12 and 5.14a. I know numbers are silly, but I am a very goal oriented person and it helps me keep things in perspective. It’s hard not to get over emotional and involved in your efforts, its important to always remember climbing is just for fun!