My first climbing of the season

Last night I got home from work totally exhausted. I laid down for a one hour nap before I would go to the rock climbing gym. After about 15 minutes I awoke to a phone call from Pete. He was at Cathole and they had a rope set up.

And thus it was that I zipped over to Cathole and worked on two toprope problems: Saturday Night Special and Millions of Dead Dogs. (5.9- and 5.10- respectively). It was nice to get on the rock. Halfway up S.N.S. I stopped and looked away from the rock. Cathole has a unique aspect to it in that it’s very exposed. When you turn around and look back the Earth drops away quickly.

It’s nice being on the side of a cliff. Kind of lets you forget about everything else that’s going on.

I’m glad it’s climbing season again.

One thought on “My first climbing of the season

  • 4/11/2009 at 11:53 am

    This “forgetting about everything else” feeling is what I really like about mountain biking and kiteboarding, too. Maybe it’s an “extreme” sports thing?


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