April 21, 2010

The "Project"

Rock climbing is meant to be done outdoors. This past weekend, we finally got out of the gym and headed to Red Wing, MN to get a taste of what real climbing is all about.

Every climber has their nemesis. That one route that always gets the best of you. The one that you can't quite complete without multiple attempts and coincidentally, numerous falls. This is what becomes your "project." Sure, you'll climb other routes, but you keep coming back to this route until you can finally conquer it with a clean climb.

Here, Ryan Angelo works on his current "project." He reached the top, but it wasn't clean – with no falls and a single attempt. He'll soon get this route. But he'll always have a "project."

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