thats pretty rough tda! way to stick it out, i would've played belay slave and started drinking.
and you speak the truth, brain-slc failed like that once, he manned up and climbed sling style!
it was impressive. totally gross, but impressive. i appreciated the effort.
the only time i think you must go home is in the case of shoes? i dragged shiho out once on a
grk ticklist mission. so i arrive a bit late to the gate parking lot, the plan was to run up the not-
so-fast approach to the five fingers area. we hit the trail, arrive in good time and we shoot the
shit. i rack up, she patiently waits while i run through my pre-send rituals & about 20 minutes
later, i start looking around for my shoes. i look in my bag, under my bag, on my harness, in
the trees, under my hat? you get the point... my shoes are not there. i usually have a pair of
shoes with me, so i tell shiho that they must be in my car? hell, i even remember handling my
said lcc shoes (vipers, of course). so i say, i'll be right back, my shoes are in my car. so i leave
shiho and my shit at the base of bitter fingers/hornets rest and i run off down the trail to my
car, i will also add that i leave my phone in my pack, because why would i need that? so i run
down the trail, nearly sprain every ankle, and stop at my car. i open the car, look for my shoes
and find nothing? wtf? so now, on this more than warm day, i run back up the trail to the five
fingers and the patient shiho. out of breath, I land myself back at the base, empty handed. i
tell her the story, i tell her how i would have called her, and i tell her how my shoes are not in
the car. i then lay out our options, and living about 10 minutes from lcc, she agrees to wait while
i run back home for my shoes. i again, run back down the trail, get in my car, and i head back
I get back home, i look for my shoes, i don't find them? wtf? where are my shoes? i grab a less
than worthy pair and aim for the door. i'm just about to leave when i remember?? hey! i put
them in the fridge! they were there because i usually keep them in the car and this was the
first real warm day of the season (80+ degrees), they'd heated up something fierce! and I was
determined to climb in cold rubber. whats my solution to hot shoes? I put em in the freeezer.
i'm not going to climb any lcc slabs in warm shoes! "aint nobody got time for that!" can i get
an amen? happy as a clam, i grab my frozen shoes and barrel off towards the gate parking lot.
about 30 minutes later, or more? i run my ass back up the trail to the schoolroom, traverse the
crap to the five fingers, and we end up punching out a few pitches. total cluster.
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