|Last Pitch on the nose|
|Jes under the great roof|
|Headed up the stove legs; pitches 7-11|
I am nervous and exhausted. My quad's hurt like a motherF*&%#er and my body is tired. I want to crush this thing, but I am overwhelmed with dropping nearly 1/3 of our time. YIKES. We will give it another rip on Sunday or Monday. Jes is down with a third go perhaps Wednesday, but I just don't know if I have it in me.
I feel like I need a break from the route. Is that bad? I am not used to projecting something so intensely. Climbing has always been about a new adventure every day, I guess I need to flip my perspective. I can still have a new adventure on this now very rehearsed rock climb.
|Oh did I mention its ladies day climbing? Sundresses please!|
Yesterday we hiked down from El Captain on the Yosemite falls trail, instead of the usual East Ledges. We met a solo climber, Francis, at the top and helped to carry his load out. Francis, spent 8 days on the wall climbing a route called "New Dawn."
Jes' two friends, Emily and Colin met us at the top with shoes, water, and sleeping bags. Amazing!!!!! Thanks a billion to those two.
After the hike out, Prairie, some other valley friends, and I floated the Merced river. The icy river felt lovely on my sore body. We also had a massive tear in our floaty, creating a mandatory swim finish.
|Casual Friday climb up Serenity Cr|
I find I am impatient with rest days, temptations of sun shining, fantastic company, and splitter routes. Alas, I attempt to stay focused and healthy for another solid go.
In other news, Wes flew to Patagonia today for work. I got to skype with him while he waited in the Santiago Airport. It will be a few months before we get to spend time together. I miss his face and while he is supportive of this endeavor it would be even better if he were here by my side.
|Half Dome from El Capitan summit on our NIAD.|