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Monday, November 05, 2007

A New Addiction Is Born

It's a good thing crystal meth isn't some type of climbing, or I would probably have been arrested for possession and being under the influence by now. This past Saturday solidified my addiction and increased my cravings all at the same time. I finally did my first on-sight trad lead. Granted, it was a juggy 5.7 route (thanks to the lady who refused to let me get on the gorgeous 5.7 crack I had my eye on), but it was a milestone just the same. It took me a little longer than usual since the placements were a little awkward in some spots, but I surprised myself by remaining calm the whole way through, even though God knows if my pieces would have held me if I had fallen. It was a beautiful day, and at the top of the climb, I just had to pause and savor the feeling, as the sun set and darkness laid down its blanket - the perfect ending.

Pictures courtesy of Vicky Su

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