I had a great session in the gym last night - it was almost like old injury-free times. A month after I hurt it, my finger is finally doing a little better. I still can't climb on small edges but I'm hoping that in a few weeks it will be good to go. For now I'm trying to stick to good holds and slopers.
Ben Tsui and I went down to Horse Pens last weekend to slope it up. Despite snow melting off the topouts, we had a great time and I was even able to do a new boulder - Crystal Tips (v8). It's a balancy slab with a jump-start, a heinously high foot, and a mantle. FUN! I did some others as well and took some photos. Here's one:
I've come a long way in the past few years but I will always I remember climbing Bum Boy for the first time, stopping for a Coke and Doritos on our way home from Rocktown with Mr. Gass, climbing half way up the Shield and wishing the holds kept going, and having sessions at 1 AM because we were just too psyched. A day at Horse Pens with no agenda reminded me of these simpler times - when climbing was just a fun thing we did. Over the years it has somehow changed and it was nice to get back to my roots. This is why we all love climbing!
Hope everyone is lovin' it as much as I am!