the playground

I went to ‘the playground’ with Paul – it was rad. This was my first time at this crag, Paul’s too. We wanted to get on a rope so we did a bunch of laps on easy stuff. This kind of climbing is a little new to me so I’m sure it’s good for me. The routes were slightly past vertical, to vertical, to slab. In about three hours we did a 5.8, 5.8, 5.6, 5.10a, 5.10c, and top-roped an 11d. The 11d shredded my fingertips. This frickin route was born to shut me down – near vertical, thin crimps. I weigh 197 lbs. I’ve been living at the Owl Tor for six years. This hellish slab crimpathon made me want to cry. I thought I might cry. I might have cried. If Paul says I cried he’s a liar. Anyways, Paul has technique, and he’s strong, so he did much better.

I posted directions to the playground on the right.

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