Last night I climbed a 5.11c/d. That’s one small step below the glorious 5.12. It was triumphant. I started the night with an easy 5.7 and progressed quickly through some tried and true 11a’s. My fingers were feeling strong and motivation was flowing, so I decided to challenge myself and attempted the 11d. It was not clean, I feel two or three times, but I reached the top. I am very proud.
Here’s a story from last weekend.
Jill and I were in the car on Saturday going to pick up Rick Richter. In the quest for wonderful music, Jill was scanning some radio stations when I heard the impossible to miss chords of Journey’s WHEEL IN THE SKY.
“WAIT WAIT,” I shouted concerned “That’s journey, go back go back.”
Jill rolled her eyes and switched it back. Sadly, it was the last chorus and a few seconds later the song ended. Just as Jill was about to change stations I heard a DJ mention that it was ‘double play day.’ I pushed her hand away from the radio just in time for THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT.
Two journey songs! I was in heaven.
Jill changed the station at that song’s completion. Suddenly on the new station, I heard the tell-tale opening riff of LIGHTS. “More Journey!” I shouted as Jill scoffed. So we listened to that, and you know what? It was block weekend on radio station number two. We heard THREE more journey songs: ANYWAY YOU WANT IT, DON’T STOP BELIEVIN, and LOVIN’ TOUCHIN’ SQUEEZIN.
SIX journey songs on the radio on a single car ride. It was EPIC.