He didn't even shutter, or mention how scared he was the entire time! I was totally freaked when I lead my first route, so I know he was stressing even though he didn't say it. Then before you knew it he lead his second route Power Range. A bit more of a manlier name, but not so much a harder route as a different variation. They both follow the same last three bolts to the anchors, and they're practically side by side. None the less... It was a great weekend climbing!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
It's not all about me...
As much as I'd like to think. HA... I know I'm a little selfish, but hey I'm 31 and not married living alone in LA. Right now it's OK. Anyway, this post is to pay homage to the climbing gods for letting my boy Dino ascend his first lead route flawlessly (5.9 Powder Puff Girls) Almost like he's been doing it his entire life. Don't let the name of the route fool you... it's a burly 5.9 with a long blind reach over the arete while holding an under-cling just before clipping the third bolt. Pretty squirrely for a first lead.