On Belay

I’ve been falling a lot lately. Shout-out to all my friends, especially my awesome climbing partner James, who have me on belay both on the wall and in life.

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Epic

Now accepting suggestions for other epic explanations of how I broke my back.

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Rope!!

There are some truly vital climbing skills that I just haven’t mastered yet.

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For The Record

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT I AM A MUCH BETTER CLIMBER THAN EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE CURRENTLY SUGGESTS

Specialist Beta

What with my left hamstring and left finger injuries, I’m getting really good at working out beta that unweights my left side as much as possible. Which probably explains why I’m developing tendonitis in my right forearm….

Taking the next two weeks off! See you in August. Happy crushing.

Mental

When I first started climbing, a family friend who had been climbing for a while insisted that the real challenge of climbing was mental, not physical. I thought he was completely and utterly full of it.

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TURNS OUT HE WAS RIGHT