As a rock climber and avid traveler, I live for trips. I love short adventures into new areas or even going back to some of my favorites. The longer the trip the better
Deep breath, stop shaking pull yourself together. This is what went threw my mind every single time I tried to lead trad in the beginning.
Balance is a word I have been thinking a lot about lately. A few years ago I thought balance in life was going to college, getting a good job, and keeping a social life with friends and family. Now a days balance to me is keeping a good job while still being able to spend enough time training for rock climbing and taking trips to climb.
By the time we came to an actual trail we had both had to leave behind our cordalette and we had done two or three rappels. At the base where the trail out of the gully met the main trail the sign read STEEP, LOOSE TERRAIN NOT A THROUGH TRAIL.
After 12 hours of traveling by bus, plane, car, and feet I finally arrived. My stomach sank in anticipation and my heart raced with excitement, I was back in Barcelona.
Alone in a boulder fields screaming at rocks… Sounds like the description of a crazy person. Maybe it is. Its my happy place though.