I wondered if I would have enough energy to climb but I actually spent more energy trying to cough into my shirt rather than on people.
After I climbed this one route and was huffing and puffing when my feet hit the ground, Mike said Is it good to be back?
It was good and it felt good to ascend a formidable route without feeling lethargic.
Climber to friend: You're safe because yadda yadda yadda...Then we all reassured the newbie that she was safe as all get out.
Me: Is that what you tell everyone who climbs with you?
As Jeremy headed out of the gym, he told Patti and me: You two were awful giggly tonight. Every time I heard giggling in the gym, I looked up and you two were in some corner with your heads together -- giggling.
Jeremy was just mad because he didn't get his giggle on.
As I got ready to ascend my last route, Patti showed me her calluses. I showed her mine which were illuminated by chalk.
Patti: Your calluses are cool.When I grow up, I'm going to climb pitter-patter style like Patti...
Me: I only have them because I maintain a death grip on the wall.
Patti: (Demonstrates her climbing style.)
Route Tally for Feb. 24th:
Coffee Stout, 5.8
The Letter Eye, 5.8
Jack and The Beanstalk, 5.9
Rodeo Clowns, 5.9
The End of 2010, 5.9 (Attempted)