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Archive for September 14th, 2013

Enthusiastic Learners

A new crew of climbers made a start today. This group of friends decided to explore rock climbing for their Senior Projects. They were the best first time climbers I have ever mentored. They wanted to get to the top, showed little fear, tried really hard, and truly seemed enthusiastic and grateful for the opportunity. They are also funny and articulate. All in all, this promises to be an enjoyable project. They climbed a 5.6 and 5.5 and then we attempted a 5.8. They were trying to learn technique on the crux move and didn’t want to give up until they could not hold on anymore. I had been off from climbing for most of the summer, hanging weekly to not lose everything. I struggled leading a 5.10a but didn’t fall. Not only do you lose strength when you lay off climbing but also moxy. Careful confidence is the way to proceed. 

It was so good to be out. The temperature ranged from low 50’s to mid 60’s with partly cloudy to occasional mostly cloudy, no insects, very few other climbers, dry rock, enthusiastic learners, progress made. 

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Rockin' First Timer

Rockin’ First Timer

Tandem belay

Tandem belay

Toughing it out in new shoes

Toughing it out in new shoes

Move over, please

Move over, please

How about some beta?

How about some beta?

Time to step it up- 5.8

Time to step it up- 5.8

 

Too long away- feels good

 

Good Crew, Good Day of Climbing

Good Crew, Good Day of Climbing

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