Finally got myself an ATC and a biner!
Took me long enough considering I always have a buddy with one. Sad story behind it though. A friend ripped her hamstring a few months ago climbing and kept retearing it whenever she would climb so her doc said she can never climb again if she doesn’t want that to happen. So she is selling ALL of her gear.
SENT MY FIRST 5.11 TODAY!
Tried it once before and made it two feet off the ground. EEEEE. Then I came down and did it a second time, easy. WOOP WOOP. Psh what 5.10 barrier?
Watched Touching the Void. NEVER complaining about...
Joe Simpson and Simon Yates were climbing a 21,000 foot peak in the Andes, reached the summit, and then on the way down Simpson broke his leg. Except he didn’t just snap a bone or whatever. HE SHATTERED IT AND HIS FRICKING TIBIA PUSHED UP THROUGH HIS KNEE JOINT INTO HIS FEMUR. Then all sorts of chaos ensues, its below freezing cold and snowy, Yates cuts the rope after they are hanging for...
Okay entire film of Towers of the Ennedi. Just please watch it. If you like climbers, cute guys, accents, Africa, rocks, ANYTHING. Camels!
Telluride Mountain Film Fest on tour!
WOWOWOWOWOW. What amazing films! First film shown was Towers of The Ennedi. And was my favorite. Such an amazing place visually. So beautiful! Plus it had Alex Honnold free soloing some insane towers in the middle of Africa! I had no idea he had done that and was just settling down to watch the other climbers do some quality stuff when BOOM the Honnold shows up on the screen! Favorite part...
Rock climbing practice time!
Time to slog through this “light snow mist” to get to the gym. Probably should get dressed since I need to leave in 5 minutes…
Tumblr to Ban Pro-Eating Disorder Blogs and... →
“Blog hosting service Tumblr announced today that a new type of content will be banned from its platform: blogs that promote self-harm, like eating disorders or suicide. In addition, users who search for tags associated with that sort of site — thinspo, for example — will be directed to an announcement that will encourage them to seek help. “ Interesting. Read the rest on Jezebel!