I love a woman who can make fireworks happen. Hee-hee.
I was chit chatting with Josh before Patti and company arrived. I asked him about how he coped with tender hands and he inferred in a very nice way that I, basically, needed to suck it up. What about tape? He only uses it for crack climbing or injuries. Injuries you say?
I also asked Josh about his ritual of hanging on holds. He's warming up his hands especially since a finger is injured. I thought he was strength training.
When Josh saw me, he started smiling -- not because he was happy to see me but because he assumed that Patti would be coming.
Me: What makes you think Patti is coming?Josh has been strongly
Josh: Because you all climb in packs.
So, as Josh leans on Patti, Patti leans on me. I briefly took a short, practice rope in addition to the regular rope to try my hand at lead climbing. I also attempted to climb the Chest Cracking Cart route. Yowza...
Sponge Bob, 5.7 (Ascended and Down Climbed 2x's)
The Seven, 5.7
Chest Cracking Cart, 5.9 (Aborted)
Pacman Revival, 5.9
I also did a little bouldering. Thanks to the rock climber with the star burst tattoo who gave me a tip about the rope while I was practicing lead climbing. Forty eight hours until I climb again...
Is someone leaning on you or are you leaning on yourself? Are you looking forward to your next exercise outing?