Camped at The Pit the past 3 nights, climbed at the gorge the first day. Climbed Santana .11c, this friggin awesome route you have to start from a wooden platform just about the Owens River. So rad! Second day was Pine Creek Canyon again. Worked Atomic Gecko .12b, absolutely the most fun condensed hard route so far. Gorgeous couple of days.
1) You can follow someone else, or you can take a different direction - and even though it’s all been pointed out to you by the marks left on the wall, when the best way to go seems right there, it’s still yours to figure out.
2) Trust. Your feet, even when you’ve only got an inch to balance on; Your equipment, it’s your life line; Your Belayer - cheerleader, support system, partner.
3) It’s ok to take breaks. Sometimes it gets scary, it feels like there are no more choices but the ones you don’t want to take, and all your strength is gone. Stop, sit, breathe, stretch, reassess. And when you’re ready, start again.
Owens River Gorge and Alabama Hills climbing for the weekend. Alabama Hills is located at the foot of Mt. Whitney and littered with boulders that have very interesting formations, like the Shark’s fin. This place is just straight up beautiful and very easy to get to.
Climbed at Owen’s river gorge and explored Pine creek this weekend. There is something quite awesome about the stillness and grandeur of the Sierra’s that will always bring peace to my heart - I love it there.