I have been throwing myself at Mongolian Cosmonaut in vain for more mornings than I care to count. Aaargh! There is something about the first move that is thwarting me and I will probably give it a rest as I feel much stronger than the problem actually requires. It seems more a mental issue at this point, although crisper temps always help.
I have been away from the internet a few days which has been nice and have found myself slipping down to #13 in the 8a.nu master's ranking. This is in part due to a climber who has entered multiple flash ascents of the same problem. It's hard to beat the equivalent of 8 or 9 7c problems. While not wanting to get too whiny about it, isn't that what the logbook option is for? Anyway this little quirk provides a unique challenge to overcome in the quest for 10th place. I would propose that anyone who makes it into the top 20 of any of the rankings have a legitimate series of ascents. I would suggest that the only repeats you are allowed to enter are from at least one year previous and you never deserve a flash or onsight score for previously climbed routes or problems.
So I may be trying the Undercling Traverse which I have not done in something like 8 years. I would also like to get to Mt. Evans soon before I go East for a couple of weeks.
I have worked out the 3 pad carry system which isn't too bad and is fairly cush for bouldering alone.