5.10d + 200 Miles

December 22, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in December 2006.

Last night I went climbing for the first time in a couple weeks, finally (somewhat) recovered from the Cold. Struggled up my first 5.10d (woo!) and knocked down this 5.10c that had been a thorn in my side. The secret was a faraway single foothold on the other side of the overhang. Janet says I’m just using my feet and/or brain more instead of trying to brute force my way up the wall. She’s mostly right, except for the brain part.

In other news, I just registered for a double century. This is a bicycle ride where you go 200 miles in one day. Only insane people who wear spandex and spend way too much cabbage on bikes do this sort of thing. Now that that’s out in the open, I’ll be stealing some of Nick’s cookies.