As the seasons change and the temps start to rise, it’s time to transition from wrestling pebbles to getting on the sharp end of the rope again. It is always a time of relearning gear, rope systems, knots (I haven’t even touched a rope in MONTHS) while getting scared on 5.5 because of my complete lack of endurance. Thoughts after 20ft of climbing include:
– Oh, right. I don’t have a crash pad
– I should probably look for a gear placement
– Is this route almost over?