Date Night

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My time in Canada comes to a close on Monday of next week so we are trying to get in all the climbing we can for while we still each have our climbing partners handy. My man-friend LOVES multi-pitch climbing and going really high up while I’m more into single-pitch myself.  I get a bit nervous once I go higher than pitch 3 or 4, but I tried to pull it together to do an 11 pitch climb he really wanted to do. Talk about getting comfortable being uncomfortable… We had a perfect weather evening and despite my sucking wind to make it through the hour and half (steep as shit) approach, we made really good time! This is me at base of the climb (already that high up!). I’m not smiling because I’m still trying to recover from the f***ing hike up…

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And he’s off!


There are only so many photos you can take while climbing because you kind of need your hands and all your attention, so the photos are pretty limited to before/after. Below is the summit! It’s crazy windy once you get that high so you get to see me in all my layered glory, but the view is just stunning. Look at it!! That’s the part that makes it worth it to a climb that high. Those last few pitches were trying to do me in, not because of the difficulty but because it had me feeling like Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo, but finally making it to the top and being there with my man finally got me smiling. There were several not smiling photos before this… Anyway, look at the sky! Hard to believe this was 9:40 at night, huh? We tried to get our gear together and packed up as quickly as possible, because even though we brought our headlamps, we still wanted to make the hike out with some daylight left.




We left the car at 5:45pm, started climbing at 7:20 pm, topped out at 9:30pm, and were back down to the car just before 11! A successful evening indeed! And now for a more “normal” date night: dinner and a movie…

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