These are photos of one of the most glorious moments of my entire life 😃. I amazed myself by sending the 223 meter line this past GGBY. I actually told the person behind me in line that I was just gonna walk out 50 feet and come back... that was my projected possibility. But once I started walking, I quickly realized that this line was rigged so perfectly that as long as I stayed in a flow state and kept my gaze steady and kept taking steps, I would cross. I only waivered in my balance a couple times, but never fell; eventually I was just heading uphill, toward the anchor. It honestly felt like such a surprise. I have to thank the riggers, because they did an excellent job. Any other rig/tension/webbing and I don't think I would have sent it, and not so smooth. It was so nice to feel like sending a long line was easy, for once. Spencer Seabrook deserves an award for the Skypilot webbing. It's the best webbing. Being in a meditative flow state for such a prolonged length of time is hands down my favorite feeling; it's so profound!
I'm so grateful to @katrinpbell for taking these beautiful photos of me right before I walked off the line 🙏🏻. And I'm so grateful to the expert rigging team for keeping everyone safe, and for doing a top notch job rigging lines optimized for bouncing, learning, and sending, respectively.💪🏼
I started my walk where the 400' drop off starts, rather than walking the short beginning section that is only 20 feet above the ledge, before that huge boulder. 😳Perceived-no-fall-zones can mess with my ability to start off smooth and calm, and since I was just planning to walk 50 feet, I scooted out a little further than was necessary for safety. But I walked to the hang-frame, so to me it was a send. 🙂 take it or leave it.
Shoutout to all the other folks who sent this line this year! Everyone was crushing!!! Cheers to the new era of prolonged exposed meditative flow